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The following bibliographic sources were used in JUBA's research. Specific bibliographic sources are also linked from individual person, event, venue and troupe pages.

The Bibliography contains all sources used to compile the Early Blackface Minstrelsy in Britain Database. At this stage of our data entry, most documentation you will find here will be from nineteenth century daily and weekly British journals, searched by our Research Participants; all such entries are linked to one or more of the database entries: Event, Individual, Troupe, Venue, Documentation.

Info in Record: Performance Type: Music Drama Ballet Concert Days & Times: “tomorrow” (following week) Venue Name: Royal Grecian Saloon, City-Road Other Acts on Bill: HYMEN’S MUSTER, or Drum Head Marriage; The Lakes of Killarney, Program Info: “The Nigger Melodies, by 20 Ethiopians” Other: performance time ticket info other (specify): Gives info about every night show at the venue; I selected the ones with the “The Nigger Melodies”
2nd Theatre Royal Nottingham Website. 05/23/2008 (http://www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk/default.asp?id=1)
Aberdeen City Council Website. 02/24/2008 (http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/ACCI/web/site/xcp_PlaqueResult.asp?id=108&rec=73)
Adelphi Theatre Project, 1806-1900 (Eastern Michigan University). 09/14/2008 (http://www.emich.edu/public/english/adelphi_calendar/acpmain.htm)
Advertiser (London) June 12, 1848: ?.
Advertiser (London) June 20, 1848: ?.
Albion (Liverpool) November 20, 1848: 3.
Albion (Liverpool) February 5, 1849: 1: 1.
Albion (Liverpool) February 12, 1849: 1: 1.
Albion (Liverpool) October 30, 1848: 2: 6.
Albion (Liverpool) November 20, 1848: 1:1.
Albion (Liverpool) December 11, 1848: 1:1.
Albion (Liverpool) November 20, 1848: 1: 1.
Albion (Liverpool) November 20, 1848: 3: 1.
Albion (Liverpool) November 27, 1848: 2: 6.
Albion (Liverpool) November 13, 1848 : 1.
Albion (Liverpool) December 11, 1848: 1: 1.
Albion (Liverpool) October 30, 1848: 2: 4.
Albion (Liverpool) December 4, 1848: 3: 3.
Albion (Liverpool) November 27, 1848: 1: 1.
Albion (Liverpool) November 13, 1848: 1: 1.
Albion (Liverpool) November 13, 1848: 3: 2.
Albion (Liverpool) December 11, 1848: 1.
Albion (Liverpool) November 27, 1848: 1:1.
Allen, Thomas. Lancashire Illustrated. London: H. Fisher, R. Fisher & P. Jackson, 1832.
Andrew Spencer’s Birmingham ‘Synchronopsis’. 03/20/2008 (http://www.bham.de/index_synchro.html)
Arthur Lloyd Website. 05/22/2008 (http://www.arthurlloyd.co.uk/)
Arts & Humanities Research Council, Concert Programmes Database. 03/13/2008 (http://www.concertprogrammes.org.uk/html/)
Arundel Castle Archives MD 316
Arundel Castle Homepage. 02/24/2008 (http://www.arundelcastle.org/)
Authentic History
Axon, William E.A. (ed.) . The Annals of Manchester: A Chronological Record From the Earliest Times to the End of 1885. Manchester: John Heywood, 1886.
Baker, T.F.T. (ed.). A History of the County of Middlesex. Vol. 10: Hackney. Reproduced at British History Online.. 03/23/2008 (http://www.british-history.ac.uk/source.aspx?pubid=91)
Banham, Martin (ed). Cambridge Guide to Theatre, The. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1998.
University of Bristol, Kathleen Barker Collection. KB/1.
Barker, Kathleen. The Theatre Royal Bristol. 1766-1966. London: The Society for Theatre Research, 1974.
University of Bristol, Kathleen Barker Collection. KB/4.
University of Bristol, Kathleen Barker Collection. KB/3.
University of Bristol, Kathleen Barker Collection. KB/2.
University of Bristol, Kathleen Barker Collection. KB/5.
Barron, Michael. Auditorium Acoustics and Architectural Design. London: E & FN Spon, 2000.
Beckett, John (ed). A Centenary History of Nottingham. Manchester and New York: Manchester UP, 1997.
Bell's Life in London February 2, 1851: 1:2.
Info in Record: Notice of a racing horse for sale. The dam of the animal in question is listed as “by Mulatto”.
Bell's Life in London January 19, 1851: 5:5.
Info in Record: An article entitled “The Salmon Question”, which claims that for Africans, “the Devil’s colour” is white, while, for Europeans, it is black.
Bell's Life in London July 19, 1846: 2:1.
Bell's Life in London February 9, 1851: 1:5.
Info in Record: An advertisement for the Metropolitan Racing Information Office, which notes that subscribers had recently received a tip about a (winning) horse named “Lucy Neal”.
Bell's Life in London January 19, 1851: 6:4.
Info in Record: An article entitled “The Ring, More Mysteries of Milling”, which notes that Sambo and Jemmy Welsh attended Joseph Hoiles ("The Spider") is his boxing match vs. Harry Adams.
Bell's Life in London January 23, 1848: 2:1.
Document Note: Repeated (in this paper) on January 30, & February 6, 13 & 27, 1848. (all 2:1)
Bell's Life in London July 19, 1846: 2:1.
Bell's Life in London February 9, 1851: 1:5.
Info in Record: Another betting tip ad, which notes that Van Tromp previously recommended a horse called “Lucy Neale” for the Lincoln Steeple Chase. Lucy Neal ended up winning the race.
Bell's Life in London January 19, 1851: 6:5.
Info in Record: Description of a recent meeting between the boxers “Nigger Watson” and E. Roberts. Notes that Roberts wanted Watson to weigh the same as him and increased the stakes for their fight; Watson agreed, but he or his backers didn't stake their share. The stakeholder called another meeting for next day.
Bell's Life in London July 26, 1846: 2:2.
Info in Record: Reply to “Philo-Nigger” in the “To Correspondents” section. Notes that the Ethiopian Serenaders at the St. James’s Theatre are not the same as the Ethiopian Harmonists currently performing in Gravesend.
Bell's Life in London February 9, 1851: 1:5.
Info in Record: An ad for Hotspur and Osborne’s, which notes that they too had recommended “Lucy Neale” for the Lincoln Steeple Chase.
Bell's Life in London May 16, 1847: 3:2.
Bell's Life in London January 19, 1851: 6:5.
Bell's Life in London December 10, 1848: 2:5.
Bell's Life in London January 9, 1848: 2:5.
Bell's Life in London August 9, 1846: 2:5.
Bell's Life in London January 4, 1846: 1:1.
Document Note: Reprinted (in this paper) on January 18, 1846 (1:1).
Bell's Life in London February 9, 1851: 2:1.
Bell's Life in London April 18, 1847: 2:1.
Bell's Life in London January 19, 1851: 6:5.
Bell's Life in London November 12, 1848: 1:1.
Document Note: Repeated (in this paper) on November 19, 1848. (1:1)
Bell's Life in London May 9, 1847: 2:1.
Bell's Life in London December 6, 1846: 2:1.
Document Note: Repeated (in this paper), with slight variations, on December 13, 20, & 27, 1846 (all 2:1).
Bell's Life in London February 9, 1851: 5:5.
Bell's Life in London January 18, 1846: 1:1.
Bell's Life in London October 1, 1848: 2.
Bell's Life in London February 9, 1851: 2:1.
Bell's Life in London February 9, 1851: 2:1.
Document Note: Repeated (in this paper), with slight variations, on February 16, 1851 (2:1).
Bell's Life in London January 19, 1851: 7:2.
Bell's Life in London May 21, 1848: 2:1.
Bell's Life in London December 24, 1848: 2:1.
Document Note: Repeated (in this paper) on December 31, 1848. (2:1)
Bell's Life in London December 20, 1846: 2:5.
Bell's Life in London February 9, 1851: 5:5.
Bell's Life in London January 25, 1846: 3:3.
Bell's Life in London February 9, 1851: 2:3.
Bell's Life in London January 19, 1851: 8:1.
Info in Record: News item about a brig that ran into a ledge of rocks one mile off of Cape Cornwall. One of the three survivors is described as a "mulatto", who kept clear of the rocks by using a plank "as a paddle" and "a piece of canvas [. . .] for a sail". The author praises the fisherman who eventually rescued the survivor.
Bell's Life in London May 28, 1848: 2:1.
Bell's Life in London January 9, 1848: 2:1.
Bell's Life in London December 20, 1846: 2:5.
Bell's Life in London March 26, 1848: 3:5.
Bell's Life in London February 9, 1851: 5:5.
Bell's Life in London February 8, 1846: 2:1.
Document Note: Reprinted (in this paper) with slight variations on February 15, 1846 (1:1).
Bell's Life in London February 9, 1851: 3:1.
Info in Record: News item about a Slave named Henry Long who was sold in Richmond, VA for $750, “with a condition that he is to be taken south only.”
Bell's Life in London April 2, 1848: 2:1.
Bell's Life in London January 26, 1851: 2:1.
Bell's Life in London January 9, 1848: 2:1.
Bell's Life in London February 9, 1851: 5:5.
Bell's Life in London February 8, 1846: 2;1.
Document Note: Reprinted (in this paper) on February 15 (1:1), 22 (2:1), and March 1, 8, 15, and 22 (all 2:1), 1846.
Bell's Life in London February 9, 1851: 3:2.
Info in Record: News item about the Opening of Parliament. Notes that the Queen’s opening speech praised the Brazilian government for adopting "new" and hopefully "efficient measures for the suppression of the atrocious traffic in slaves".
Bell's Life in London January 26, 1851: 3:2.
Info in Record: News item about a proposition recently put forward in the French Assembly, which stipulated that that anyone "'possessing, purchasing, or selling slaves,'" including those in "foreign countries" gained though "inheritance, gift, or marriage," would lose "the rights of French citizens".
Bell's Life in London May 7, 1848: 2:1.
Bell's Life in London February 9, 1851: 7:1.
Info in Record: An article entitled “Fight for 10 Pounds a Side”, which notes that “Nigger Watson” and Dan Roberts seconded J. Watkins in his boxing match vs. T. Southall.
Bell's Life in London February 8, 1846: 8:3.
Bell's Life in London February 9, 1851: 4:1.
Bell's Life in London January 26, 1851: 4:3.
Bell's Life in London March 19, 1848: 3:4.
Bell's Life in London February 16, 1851: 1:3.
Info in Record: Brief description of a Stallion called “Othello”.
Bell's Life in London February 15, 1846: 1:3.