Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)MS112
TitleLouis Cohen Collection
Extent5 files and 2 albums
DescriptionAlbums and files of cuttings, programmes, playbills and manuscript items relating to performances of dramatic works by Louis Cohen (also known as Coen)
Access ConditionsAccess to all registered researchers
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Access StatusOpen
Administrative HistoryLouis Cohen (also known as Lewis, Loo or Lew Coen) wrote a number of short dramatic plays and historical sketches including 'The Widow Capet', 'The Drummer of the 76th' and 'Marshal Ney'. He was a member of the National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London where a number of his works were performed. His works were also performed in London and provincial theatres in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. One of the newscuttings in the collection refers to him as 'a pioneer of the gold industry in South Africa'.
Custodial HistoryThe two volumes and three of the five files were formerly numbered 5344-5348; one file was formerly numbered 2596; and one of the files was unnumbered. They were incorporated into a collection called the Theatre Collection but they have now been identified as an unconnected acquisition and catalogued as a discrete collection. The files use headed lined paper bearing the address 19 Upper Westbourne Terrace, Hyde Park, London W but there is no evidence of any connection between this address and Louis Cohen
AcquisitionSource and date of acquisition is unknown
Related MaterialThe Special Collections Department holds other personal and artificial collections of theatre playbills, programmes, newscuttings and associated materials. These smaller collections, which were formerly incorporated into the Theatre Collection, include the following:

Theatre Collection, MS38;
Heron-Allen album of playbills, MS107;
Colyer-Fergusson albums, MS108;
The Williams Theatre collection, MS109;
Volume of playbills, MS110;
Album of programmes, MS111;
Louis Cohen Collection, MS112;
The Kemp album, MS113;
Volume of Shakespearian souvenirs and programmes, MS114;
Album of presscuttings, photographs and theatre programmes, MS808;
Theatre programmes, MS897;
Birmingham Repertory Theatre programmes, MS934,
Theatre programmes collected by Andrew Leigh, MS937;
Collection of miscellaneous theatre programmes, playbills, and related items, MS939;
Regional theatre programmes: artificial collection, MS991;
Theatre programmes and ephemera, MS1016;
Theatre programmes, MS1035;
Scrapbook for the 1912 production of 'Twelfth Night', MS1058;
Ephemera relating to Victoria Wood, MS1061;
Theatre programme of 1912 production of 'Twelfth Night', MS1062.