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Edward Harrigan papers

Collection Data

Correspondence, scripts, songs, articles, programs and clippings document the life and career of Edward Harrigan. Includes extensive correspondence with his wife when he was touring with Tony Hart in the 1870s, photocopies of typescripts of a few works in his MULLIGAN GUARD series and two handwritten scripts: DAN'S TRIBULATIONS and SQUATTER SOVEREIGNTY, bound volumes of his songs and illustrated sheet music covers.
Harrigan, Edward, 1844-1911 (Creator)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1871 - 1984
Library locations
Billy Rose Theatre Division
Shelf locator: *T-Mss 1941-003
Harrigan, Edward, 1844-1911
Hart, Tony, 1855-1891
Biographical/historical: Edward Harrigan, actor, playwright, lyricist and producer was called both the Dickens and the Hogarth of 19th century American theater. Born in New York City, the grandson of Irish immigrants, Harrigan peopled his plays mostly with immigrant classes and presented working class life in relatively realistic if comic terms. His partnership with Tony Hart resulted in one of vaudeville's favorite attractions and his songs, with music by his father-in-law, David Braham, were among the most popular of his era.
Acquisition: Papers: gift, Nedda Harrigan Logan, 1941
Physical Description
Extent: 7 boxes and 3 vols. (11.1 linear feet (29 boxes))
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14107242
MSS Unit ID: 21441
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 26e3d700-c6b4-012f-77ad-58d385a7bc34
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