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Notes and drafts of memoirs by 'Professor' W. E. Ballantyne and letters from an unidentified private, 'Syd', in the King's Liverpool Regiment in South Africa, early 20th century, 28 Feb-1 Nov 1900.

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MSS. Johnson c. 6-7
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  1. (MS. Johnson c. 6) notes and drafts of memoirs by 'Professor' W. E. Ballantyne, banjoist and member of Moore and Crocker's original Christy Minstrels (1865-1870), entitled Personal recollections and biographical sketches of the careers of the most famous of the old-time minstrel celebrities-the first Christy Minstrels-Origin of stage negro minstrelsy, early 20th century. 70 leaves.
  2. (MS. Johnson c. 7) letters from an unidentified private, 'Syd', in the King's Liverpool Regiment in South Africa, to his parents, 28 Feb.-1 Nov. 1900, the last letter incomplete. Fo!. i is part of a folder stamped 'From J. Augustin, Books, Prints &c.'. 74 leaves.

Dates

  • early 20th century, 28 Feb-1 Nov 1900.

Extent

2 items

Language of Materials

  • English

Shelfmark

MSS. Johnson c. 6-7

Former reference:

MS. Johnson c. 6 is formerly John Johnson MS. 14.

MS. Johnson c. 7 is formerly John Johnson MS. 15.