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Collection Description

Collection Title
Catching a Spy (1865)
Unique Identifier
Mss Eur 284/3
A handwritten handbill for a performance of ‘Catching a Spy’, given on board the ship ‘Alfred’ on 15 November 1865.

This was a dramatic performance, but the programme indicates that it included a number of ‘new songs by R. McAllister’ and 'dancing &c with grand music … accompanied by Violin, Banjo, Tambourine, Flute [illegible], Drum, Violoncello and Bassoon’.

The programme provides detailed information regarding the performing personnel.

Held with this document is what would appear to be a section of the script (also handwritten).
Date range of collection
1865 - 1865
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Not Specific
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Location Details

British Library: Asian, Pacific and African Collections
Asian, Pacific and African Collections 96 Euston Road London NW1 2DB
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council