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Collection of letters and papers of Augustin Daly

Identifier: D35384

Scope and Contents

This collection primarily contains the call numbers Y.c.2602-Y.c.3099 and Y.c.4000-Y.c.5378, plus a few individual items outside those call number ranges.


  • undated, 1849-1916



33 boxes

Language of Materials



A collection of letters and papers (n.d., 1849-1916) of Augustin Daly (1838-1899) arising mainly out of his management of the two successive Fifth Avenue Theatres (1869-1877), the Grand Opera House (1872-1874), and Daly’s Theatre (1879-1899), all in New York City. The majority of the letters are addressed to Daly. Letters in German are described in greater detail in the Guide to Letters and Papers by German Authors.


Letters are arranged alphabetically by writer; personal and business papers of Augustin Daly are described under his name. Related Daly letters and papers at the Folger Shakespeare Library are described at the end.


The Daly papers were acquired by Henry Folger at various sales in the early twentieth century.

Other Formats

Portions of this collection have been microfilmed.

Guide to the Augustin Daly Letters and Papers (1838-1899), 1849-1916
Folger staff. Initial EAD tagging provided by Apex Data Services (partially funded by The Gladys Kreble Delmas Foundation, in collaboration with the Research Libraries Group). Minor coding and textual changes by Folger Staff, April-June 2000, June-July 2001.
approximately 1985
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • June-July 2001, March-April 2000.: Coding and textual changes made by Folger Cataloging, Curatorial, and Technical Services staff.
  • March 23, 2004: PUBLIC "-//Folger Shakespeare Library//TEXT (US::DFo::Y.c.2602-3099,4000-5378::Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899. Collection of Letters and Papers, n.d., 1849-1916.)//ENG" "dfodaly.sgm" converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).

Repository Details

Part of the Folger Shakespeare Library Repository

201 E. Capitol St. SE
Washington DC 20003 USA