Inventory of the Mrs. Patrick Campbell Collection

Sara Gunasekara
Department of Special Collections
General Library
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616-5292
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Collector: Campbell, Patrick, Mrs., 1865-1940
Title: Mrs. Patrick Campbell Collection
Date (inclusive): circa 1906-1927
Extent: 0.4 linear feet
Abstract: Mrs. Patrick Campbell (1865-1940), a British actress, performed in The Hunchback, The School for Scandal, As You Like It, and The Second Mrs. Tanqueray, among other plays. The collection contains prompt scripts, working scripts, and other production materials relating to three plays she starred in: The Moon of Yamato by Robert d'Humiere; The Macleans of Bairness by Edith Littleton; and Madame Kuranda by Frederick Horace Rose. Many of the scripts are annotated, presumably by Mrs. Patrick Campbell.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: D-525
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

Biography

Beatrice Stella Tanner was born February 9, 1865 in London to John and Luigia Tanner. She married Patrick Campbell and they had two children, Alan and Stella.
Her professional acting career began in 1886 when she joined the Anomalies Dramatic Club in London. She then focused on Shakespeare repertory with the touring troupe of Ben Greet and later the Mrs. Bandmann-Palmer Company. She subsequently starred in The Hunchback, The School for Scandal, and As You Like It followed by The Second Mrs. Tanqueray, among other plays.
Her acting career ended in 1938 and she passed away in April 1940.
Source:
"Mrs. Campbell, 75, Famous Actress." New York Times, April 11, 1940.

Scope and Content

Prompt scripts, working scripts, and other production materials relating to three plays she starred in: The Moon of Yamato by Robert d'Humiere; The Macleans of Bairness by Edith Littleton; and Madame Kuranda by Frederick Horace Rose. Many of the scripts are annotated, presumably by Mrs. Patrick Campbell.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is arranged alphabetically by play title.

Related Material

Several images of Mrs. Patrick Campbell are located in the Performing Arts Photograph Collection, D-177.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Campbell, Patrick, Mrs., 1865-1940--Archives.
Actresses--Great Britain
Theater--Great Britain

Access

Collection is open for research.

Processing Information

Sara Gunasekara processed this collection and created and encoded this finding aid.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Mrs. Patrick Campbell Collection, D-525, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

Publication Rights

Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Collection Contents

Box 1:1

The Flower of Yamato, prompt book undated

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typescript
Box 1:2

The Moon of Yamato 1907 September

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manuscript in French
Box 1:3

The Moon of Yamato circa 1907-1908

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manuscript
Box 1:4

The Moon of Yamato circa 1907-1908

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typescript
Box 1:5

The Moon of Yamato circa 1907-1908

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typescript
Box 1:6

The Moon of Yamato, prompt book circa 1907-1908

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typescript
Box 1:7

The Moon of Yamato, side for Endo circa 1907-1908

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typescript
Box 1:8

The Moon of Yamato, side for Murasaki circa 1907-1908

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typescript
Box 1:9

The Macleans of Bairness, Act II circa 1906

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typescript
Box 1:10

The Macleans of Bairness, Act III circa 1906

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typescript
Box 1:11

The Macleans of Bairness, Act IV circa 1906

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typescript
Box 1:12

The Macleans of Bairness, Act IV circa 1906

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typescript
Box 1:13

The Macleans of Bairness, sketch of set circa 1906

Box 1:14

Madame Kuranda, Act I circa 1927

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typescript
Box 1:15

Madame Kuranda, Act II circa 1927

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typescript
Box 1:16

Madame Kuranda, Act III circa 1927

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typescript
Box 1:17

Madame Kuranda, Act III circa 1927

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typescript
Box 1:18

Madame Kuranda, Act IV circa 1927

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typescript
Box 1:19

Madame Kuranda, Act IV circa 1927

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typescript
Box 1:20

Madame Kuranda, side for Madame Kuranda circa 1927

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manuscript
Box 1:21

Madame Kuranda, side for Madame Kuranda circa 1927

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manuscript
Box 1:22

Madame Kuranda, side for Madame Kuranda circa 1927

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typescript
Box 1:23

Madame Kuranda, stage directions for beginning of Act II circa 1927

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typescript
Box 1:24

Madame Kuranda, stage directions for beginning of Act II circa 1927

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typescript and manuscript