Theatre Royal

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A theater ticket with a scene from the play The mock doctor: Gregory, the mock doctor, holds the Charlotte’s wrist, as they look at her father who points to his mouth indicating that she is mute. The print after a forgery purporting to be an admission ticket for a performance of Fielding’s The Mock Doctor.


  • Title: Theatre Royal [graphic] : April [blank] a comedy with The mock doctor for the benefit of the author of the farce / W. Hogarth ft.
  • Publication: [London?] : [publisher not identified], [early 19th century?]

Catalog Record

Hogarth 800.00.00.01

Acquired August 2020

Anniversary meeting of the Charity Children

An engraved admission ticket with the St. Paul’s Cathedral in a rondel in the center flanked on the left with an figure of a boy in a niche with the words “Naked & ye clothed us” below and on the right a girl, also in a niche, with the words “Ignorance & ye instructed us” below. Above the rondel is engraved in frame: Date et dabitur vobis.

  • Creator: Patrons of the Anniversary of the Charity-Schools (Society)
  • Title: Anniversary meeting of the Charity Children in the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, London [graphic].
  • Manufacture: [London] : [Society of Patrons], [1821]
    [London] : Norris & Son, sc. Moorfields, [1821]

Catalog Record 

File 646 821 P314+

Acquired June 2019

Signora Rossignoli’s public


An engraved ticket to a performance by Italian dancer, Signora Teresa Rossignoli of Parma. The Late Baroque border includes urns on pedestals, tree saplings and foliage.

  • TitleSignora Rossignoli’s public [graphic] : no. [blank]. Price 3d.
  • Published[Dublin? : s.n., ca. 1783]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

File 66 783 S578

Acquired July 2013

[Invitation to a dinner with the officers of the Lying-In Charity]

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First line of text: Sir, your company is desired to dine with the president, vice presidents & governors of the Lying in Charity for married women at their own habitations on Wednesday the 29th of April …

Dated upper right: “London 11th April 1778.”

  • Author: Lying-In Hospital for Married Women (London, England)
  • Title: [Invitation to a dinner with the officers of the Lying-In Charity]
  • Published: [London :  s.n., 1778]

Catalog record

File 66 778 L984

Acquired July 2012

[Invitation to a dinner with the officers of the Lying-In Charity…]

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An invitation to a dinner with the president, vice president and governors of the Lying-in Charity at the Pauls Head Tavern, Cateaton Street. Includes a list of 12 stewards and the announces the date of the sermon to be preached by the Right Revd. Samuel Lord Bishop of Gloucester at St. Martin’s in the Fields.

  • Author: Lying-in Hospital for Married Women (London, England).
  • Title: [Invitation to a dinner with the officers of the Lying-In Charity].
  • Published: [London : s.n., 1786].

Catalog Record

File 66 786 L984

Acquired July 2011 

Ticket for the installation in the [blank] of St. George’s chapel…

Ticket for the installation in the [blank] of St. George's chapel

An engraved ticket with the arms of the Order of the Garter.

  • Author: Order of the Garter.
  • Title: Ticket for the installation in the [blank] of St. George’s chapel, Windsor [blank] / Ottway sculp., 27 Barbican.
  • Published: [London? : s.n., 1805?].

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Acquired July 2011, by the Lewis Walpole Library.

Wynnstay Theatre.

Wynnstay Theatre

An engraved ticket for a program of four plays present in 1781 by Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, the wealthy fourth baronet devoted to private theatricals. This ticket, an oval design in a rectangular frame, is for the 1781 performance of Rule a wife and have a wife, Bon ton, Richard III, and Lyar.

  • Title: Wynnstay Theatre.
  • Published: [England : s.n., 1781].

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Acquired May, 2011 by the Lewis Walpole Library.