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Collection Overview

Title: Tremont Theatre Collection, 1839-1843Add to your cart.

Collection Identifier: MS Th. 4

Primary Creator: Tremont Theatre

Extent: 157.0 Items

Subjects: Theaters -- Massachusetts -- Boston, Theaters -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- History

Forms of Material: Digital images., Letters., Manuscripts.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains correspondence written by actors, actresses, and musicians seeking and accepting engagements, financial records, and legal documents.

Collection Historical Note

The Tremont Theatre, located on Tremont Street in Boston, Massachusetts, was designed by Isaiah Rogers (1800-1869) in the Greek Revival style. Financed by a group of wealthy residents, it opened on September 24, 1827 and was the second playhouse in the city after the Federal Street Theatre.  Among the people who appeared at there were Charlotte Cushman and Charles Dickens; however, it was never very profitable and closed in 1843. The building was purchased in December 1843 by the Free Church Baptists and was renamed the Tremont Temple.

Subject/Index Terms

Theaters -- Massachusetts -- Boston
Theaters -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- History

Administrative Information

Repository: Boston Public Library Archival and Manuscript Finding Aid Database

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions:

Items in this collection may be subject to copyright restrictions. The Boston Public Library does not hold copyright on the material in this collection. Researchers are responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations that hold copyright.

When reproducing material from this collection please include the credit line "Courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library/ Rare Books."

Related Materials:

Boston Theatre and Opera House (Washington Street) Collection, MS Th. 2

Boston Theatre (Federal Street) Records, MS Th. 1

National Theatre Collection, MS Th. 11

Preferred Citation: Tremont Theatre Collection, MS Th. 4. Rare Books and Manuscripts Department, Boston Public Library. Courtesy of the Trustees/Rare Books.

Processing Information: Finding aid written by Rare Books and Manuscripts Department staff.

Finding Aid Revision History: Updated by Kimberly Reynolds, January 2013.


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Folder 121: Tremont Theatre. Proprietors. Ms. L.S. (Thomas Niles, Charles L. Hancock) to J.S. Jones; Boston, 8 June 1843Add to your cart.
Notifying him that Proprietors have voted to repossess Theatre. 1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 122: Ingersoll, David S. A.L.S. to Joseph S. Jones; Boston, 13 June 1843Add to your cart.
Seeking financial assistance for his family, mentioning his deceased son David Ingersoll. 1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 123: Willard, George. A.L.S. to J.S. Jones; Boston, 17 January 1843Add to your cart.
Seeking engagement as actor. 1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 124: Davis, Mulligan, Brown & Oakey. Ms. L.S. to J.S. Jones; New York, 25 January 1843Add to your cart.
Seeking engagement to produce comic pantomimes at Theatre, referring to "Swiss Brothers." 1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 125: Thayer, Joseph H. A.L.S. to Washington Parker Gregg; [Boston], 17 March 1827Add to your cart.
Declining appointment to Theatre Building Committee. 1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 126: Towne, Solomon. A.L.S. to Washington Parker Gregg; Boston, 28 March 1827Add to your cart.
Declining to serve on Building Committee. 1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 127: Stearns, George. A.L.S. to Washington Parker Gregg; Boston, 31 March 1827Add to your cart.
Requesting postponement on payment of stock assessment. 1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 128: Massachusetts. Court of Common Pleas. (Suffolk Co.) Printed D. filled out in Ms.; Boston, 1 August 1827Add to your cart.
Writ of attachment against Uriah Higgins for debt to Fay & Tirrell. 1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 129: Massachusetts. Court of Common Pleas. (Suffolk Co.) Printed D. filled out in ms.; Boston, 2 August 1827Add to your cart.
Writ of attachment against Uriah Higgins for debt to Prescott & Cheney. 1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 130: Suffolk County, Mass. Sheriff. A.L.S. (Henry H. Huggeford) to W.P. Gregg; Boston, 18 December 1827Add to your cart.
On attaching Josiah Roger's Tremont Theatre shares by writ issued at complaint of William and Joseph Whall. 1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 131: Boston. Tremont Theatre. Ms. D.; Boston, 1827-1828Add to your cart.
Notes on various resolutions passed at meetings of directors, proprietors, and stockholders. 16 s. (25 p.)
Folder 132: Massachusetts. Court of Common Pleas. (Suffolk Co.) Printed D. filled out in ms.; Boston, 12 January 1828Add to your cart.
Writ of Attachment against William Pelby for debt to William E. Hardy. 1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 133: Massachusetts. Court of Common Pleas. (Suffolk Co.) Printed D. filled out in ms.; Boston, 6 February 1828Add to your cart.
Writ of attachment against William Pelby for debt to William C. Smith. 1 s. (3 p.)
Folder 134: Suffolk County, Mass. Sheriff. A.L.S. (Henry H. Huggeford) to W.P. Gregg; Boston, 7 February 1828Add to your cart.
On attaching William Pelby's Tremont Theatre shares by writ issued at complaint of William C. Smith. 1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 135: Masschusetts. Court of Common Pleas. (Suffolk Co.) Printed D. filled out in ms.; Boston, 22 February 1828Add to your cart.
Writ of attachment against Lewis Carey for debt to Hazen Morse. 1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 136: Guild, Moses, Jr. A.N.S. authorizing C. Guild; Boston, January 1829Add to your cart.
To vote his shares in Tremont Theatre. 1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 137: Baxter, Daniel. A.N.S. appointing Joshua Sears; Boston, 30 April 1829Add to your cart.
His proxy at meeting of Tremont Theatre stockholders. 1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 138: Boston. Tremont Theatre. Stockholders. Ms. D.S.; Boston, 13 April 1829Add to your cart.
Petitioning proprietors to call meeting of stockholders. 1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 139: Loring & Kupfer, hardware dealers, Boston. Ms. N.S.; Boston, 30 April 1829Add to your cart.
Appointing Charles F. Kupfer their proxy at meeting of Tremont Theatre stockholders. 1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 140: Rogers, Josiah. A.N.S. authorizing Sumner Crosby; Boston, 29 April 1829Add to your cart.
To vote his shares in the Tremont Theatre. 1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 141: Gibbens, Daniel L. A.N.S. authorizing George M. Gibbens; Boston, 30 April 1829Add to your cart.
To vote his shares in Tremont Theatre. 1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 142: Boston. Tremont Theatre. Directors. Ms. D.S.; Boston, 30 April 1829Add to your cart.
Calling a meeting of stockholders. 1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 143: Preston, Remember. A.N.S. instructing Angus Peabody; Boston, 30 April 1829Add to your cart.
To vote his shares in Tremont Theatre. 1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 144: Boston. Tremont Theatre. Ms. N.; [Boston], [1827?]Add to your cart.
On various vouchers for New Theatre. 1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 145: Todd, Jacob. A.N.S naming Daniel Adams; [Boston], 7 May 1830Add to your cart.
His proxy at meeting of Tremont Theatre stockholders. 1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 146: Metcalf, Eliab Wright, 1781-1835. A.N.S. naming William J. Niles; Boston, 20 June 1829Add to your cart.
His proxy at meeting of Tremont Theatre stockholders. 1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 147: Adams, Ward. A.N.S. naming Preston Shepard; Franklin, 30 May 1829Add to your cart.
His proxy at meeting of Tremont Theatre stockholders. 1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 148: Suffolk County, Mass. Sheriff. A.L.S. (Henry H. Huggeford) to W.P. Gregg; Boston, 16 February 1832Add to your cart.
On attaching Tremont Theatre shares of Nathan Whitehill and James and Watson Freeman by writ issued at complaint of Benjamin Freeman. 2 s. (3 p.)
Folder 149: Richards, Stevenson. A.L.S. to John Lilley; New York, 7 August 1832Add to your cart.
Acknowledging offer. 1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 150: Boston, Tremont Theatre. Mss; [Boston], [183-?]Add to your cart.
Lists of stockholders. 4 s. (9 p.)
Folder 151: Metcalf, Eliab Wright, 1781-1835. A.L.S. to [George?] Domett; [Boston], [183-?]Add to your cart.
Sending subscription book. 1 s. (3 p.)
Folder 152: Morse, Hazen. A.N.S. authorizing Thomas Niles; Haverhill, 2 May 1842Add to your cart.
To vote his shares in Tremont Theatre. 1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 153: Boston. Tremont Theatre. Ms.; [Boston], [183-?]Add to your cart.
Names of Subscribers. 6 s. (10 p.)
Folder 154: Boston. Tremont Theatre. Ms. D.; [Boston], [183-?]Add to your cart.
Bills approved for alterations. 1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 155-6: Boston. Tremont Theatre. Ms. D.; Boston, 1828Add to your cart.
Auditor's report on 1827-1828 accounts. (62 p.)
Folder 157: Boston. Tremont Theatre. Ms. D.S. (Thomas Niles); Boston, 19 May 1840Add to your cart.
State of treasurey. 1 s. (1 p.)

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