|Finding Aids||A catalogue of this collection is available on the online archive catalogue. Click on the Finding Number to display the summary contents list of the catalogue and to view the full catalogue, or view the catalogue as a PDF file by clicking in the document field below. A paper copy is also available in the Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections Department.|
Detailed cataloguing at item level has been made possible by the Backstage project, a performing arts gateway funded as part of the Research Support Libraries Programme. Each item level record includes the title of play or other performance together with the name of author or adaptor in the title field; and, in the description field, performance and production details such as venues, dates and names of production teams and casts where given
|Administrative History||Sir Thomas Colyer Colyer-Fergusson (1865-1951) 3rd Bt, was the eldest son of Sir J. R. Fergusson, 2nd Bt, and Mary Ann Somes (died 1868), daughter of late Thomas Colyer, Wombwell Hall, Northfleet. He succeeded his father in 1924. He married Beatrice Stanley Muller in 1890 (died 1902), daughter of late Rt Hon. Prof. Max Muller and had one son, Max and three daughters. (He assumed the additional name of Colyer on his marriage.) He subsequently married Mary Freda Cohen, daughter of late Rt Hon. Arthur Cohen in 1914. He was educated at Harrow and Christ Church, Oxford (MA) and served as High Sheriff of Kent in 1906. |
Source: 'Who was who'
|Custodial History||Most of the contents of these four volumes were formerly numbered 5429-6021and incorporated into a collection called the Theatre Collection. They have now been identified as an unconnected acquisition and have been catalogued as a discrete collection.|
The inside cover of the first three volumes bear the bookplate of Thomas Colyer Colyer-Fergusson of Ightham Mote and Wombwell Hall, Kent. The first volume is also inscribed by Thomas Colyer- Fergusson: 'Thomas Colyer-Fergusson of Hever Court. Programmes from 1870-1888'.