The City-Madam

The City-Madam

The City-Madam

The City-Madam

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A surprisingly large number of persons have contributed to this edition of The City-Madam. First in the list stands Professor Thomas M. Parrott of Princeton, who from the beginning has counselled and encouraged me. To him I am more obligated than I can say in this note. Next I must thank my friend Professor Robert H. Ball, who gave me numerous notes on stage history from his collections. In conversations with him I first came to realize the fascination of the history of the stage. Professor Willard Thorp was kind enough to read my manuscript and made several suggestions. Mr. C. Rexford Davis of Rutgers University helped me to transcribe the untidy handwriting in which The Cure of Pride is written. He also aided me during the boiling days from the first of June until July 6, 1930, in the task of transcribing and collating the text of The City-Madam. Dr. Max Farrand generously gave me permission to reproduce passages from The Cure of Pride, the manuscript of which is in the Henry E. Huntington Library. Mr. R. B. Haselden of that institution took the trouble to examine this manuscript and to give me his findings. Dr. A. S. W. Rosenbach graciously allowed me to collate two quarto copies of The City-Madam in his possession. Others who have given me assistance of one sort or another are Dr. G. E. Bentley of the University of Chicago, Mr. P. J. Dobell of 8 Bruton Street, New Bond Street, Mr. Edward Heaward, Librarian of the Royal Geographical Society, Miss M. Channing Linthicum of Hood College, Mr. Allardyce Nicoll of the University of London, Mr. A. Cecil Piper of the Richmond-on-Thames Museum, Mr. Percy Simpson of Oriel College, Miss Ruth E. Smith of the Rutgers University Library, the proprietors of The Era, and Ellis of 29 New Bond Street. To all of these persons as well as to the authorities of the Bodleian, Princeton, and Rutgers libraries, and of the British Museum, I am very much indebted. I am particularly grateful to my wife, Professor Clara Marburg Kirk of Bryn Mawr College, whose impatient reading and re-reading have improved all parts of the "Introduction."

R. K.

October 2, 1933.

Since I wrote the above, Professor Samuel C. Chew of Bryn Mawr has read my "Introduction" and made several helpful suggestions which I have been glad to adopt.

November 5, 1933.

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