A True and Faithful Record of Ye Doings and Sayings of Ye Dramatic Club. By a Member Thereof. With a Portrait of the Compiler.
by ANDERSON, William H. [ms. title:]
Lowell [Mass.], Mechanic's Hall, 1862. Thick 8vo, original 3/4 morocco and cloth, spine lettered in gilt, "Records of the Dramatic Club. First Season." Engraved frontis. portrait. Split along portion of front hinge, rubbed at extremities, inner front hinge detached, contents fine. Interesting documentation of a Lowell amateur theater group formed in November of 1861 for the purpose of raising money for the aid of soldiers and the poor. The volume consists of 8 ff. of the compiler's manuscript, including title, dedication, list of members and their occupations, and a brief history of the troupe, followed by the printed acting editions of the thirteen plays, mostly one-acts and a few annotated, performed in the the 1861-62 season, interspersed with blanks, clipped newspaper reviews, three printed handbills, and a printed ticket. The compiler of the volume was a lawyer by profession, and a graduate of Yale '59. A Unique Record of Amateur Theatricals for the Union Effort.. (Inventory #: 430)