RepositorySpecial Collections Archives (GB 0029)
Ref NoEUL MS 311
Extent1 volume
TitleScrapbook of John Stokes Bennett of the Theatre Royal, Exeter, and other papers relating to theatre history
DescriptionOne volume scrapbook of mainly newspaper cuttings, 1820-1824, compiled by John Stokes Bennett, also containing 18th and 19th c theatrical posters (playbills). Typescript death notices of Bennett from 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' and 'Alfred', Mar 1829, and photocopy of two pages from 'The theatre tourist, being a genuine collection of correct views, with brief and authentic historical accounts of all the principal provincial theatres in the United Kingdom, by a theatric amateur [James Winston]', London, 1805.
Admin HistoryJohn Stokes Bennett, c 1773-1829, was an actor and theatre manager of New Theatre and Theatre Royal, Exeter.
Access StatusOpen
Related MaterialA copy of John Stokes Bennett's will is kept with Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury (PROB 11/1754). An item entitled 'Scrapbook no 3: 1826 & 1827' was offered for sale on the internet in early 2007 via
Access ConditionsUsual EUL arrangements apply.
Finding_AidsOne item only.
Creator_NameBennett; John Stokes (c 1773-1829); theatre manager, playwright and actor
Mgt_GroupPerforming arts papers
Historical papers
DS/UK/201Bennett; John Stokes (c 1773-1829); theatre manager, playwright and actorc 1773-1829
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