Dennis Ryan theatre papers
This collection contains papers relating to the 18th century Irish actor, Dennis Ryan (d. 1786), and his involvement with a theatrical company performing in Baltimore, Maryland and Richmond, Virginia between 1782-1786
- Ryan, Dennis, -1786 (Person)
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Charles Lake Ryan Dougherty IV.
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of papers relating to the 18th century Irish actor, Dennis Ryan (d. 1786), and his involvement with a theatrical company performing in Baltimore, Maryland and Richmond, Virginia between 1783-1785. The items contained in this small collection include: a payroll account that lists the salaries and name of men at work in the theatre between October 21 and November 10, 1783; a November 6, 1784 letter from Edward McGuire to Dennis Ryan that mentions a bill as well as stating McGuire's belief that Ryan's servants accidently packed the former's boots and saddlebags amongst their own belongings; a handwritten copy of a November 23, 1785 letter from Mr. [Thomas] Heard to Dennis Ryan in which Heard provides details of the company's experiences in Richmond, noting especially that they were suffering from poor attendance and loss of profits; and a handwritten copy of an account that records profits for eleven performances between November 11 and December 19, 1785.
- Guide to the Dennis Ryan theatre papers
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- 2020-02-20: Manually entered into ArchivesSpace by Sandra Glascock