[Sarah Sophia Banks collection] [electronic resource], ca. 1740-1850 1780-1840.

[2015 release].
Marlborough, England : Adam Matthew Digital, c2015.


Victorian popular culture. Music hall, theatre and popular entertainment. [More in this series]
ca. 1740-1850 1780-1840.
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Electronic reproduction of the Sophia Sarah Banks scrapbooks in the British Library. Several scrapbooks in the British Library cover various popular entertainments in Britain from the late Georgian period onwards. Two scrapbooks are attributed to Sophia Sarah Banks, sister of the famous botanist, Joseph Banks. The first, comprised of over 400 pages, includes a large group of hand-coloured engravings, newspaper cuttings and handbills associated with ballooning, an activity that sparked public interest in the last quarter of the 18th century as the first experimental flights took place in Europe. A second scrapbook is variously attributed to Banks and Charles Burney (1757-1817), a classical scholar and prolific collector. This unique collection of playbills, notices, and press cuttings relates to private theatricals in England between 1750 and 1808, a popular form of entertainment in the 18th and 19th centuries.
  • Title supplied by publisher; resource viewed on 10 June 2015.
  • Originally published Oct. 2010; re-released May 2015 with additional material and amended URLs.
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