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THE   ADELPHI   THEATRE   CALENDAR
A Record of Dramatic Performances at a Leading Victorian Theatre

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Title:Simulation based on Sketch, c1830
Description:Simulation of Adelphi Theatre based on sketch, c1830
Theatre:Adelphi
Source:Theodore J. Seward, Jr., Jan 2, 1830
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Review:Theodore J. Seward, Jr., Jan 1, 1830,

Due to the difficulty of seeing features in the c. 1830 sketch, I created a simulation of the Theatre's portico. TJS.

British history Online discusses an amateurish drawing http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=46127#s5 of the Adelphi dated c. 1825, but the title over the theatre would indicate c. 1830 or later.  Copyright restrictions prevent its being digitized. 1

In 1825, J. T. G. Rodwell died and was succeeded by his brother.  George Rodwell and Jones sold the theatre in August to Frederick Yates and Daniel Terry who made changes to the building.  The portico was screened by Doric columns with slender shafts standing on square pedestals.  The front of the Adelphi showed it to be four stories high but only two windows wide.  It was faced in stucco and surmounted by a triangular pediment and a chimney.

The Hampshire Hog was in place at 410 Strand at least by 1822 to the right side of the Adelphi Theatre.  They purchased insurance from the Sun Fire Office in 1822:  "MS 11936/493/987872 30 January 1822  Insured: William Robert Burgess 107 Strand  Other property or occupiers: the Hampshire Hog 410 Strand (victualler)." 2.

The shop on the left shows up in two of the sketches.  The shop is referenced in the 1823 Kent's London Directory 3 and in 1836, referring to a special quicksilver level:

The simplicity and strength of the instrument permit of its being thrown down, and rolled about without sustaining injury, and any rough unlettered man may use it with effect.  It may be had, we are informed, of Mr. Batt, Seedsman, 412, Strand, London. 4

References:

1. The printed version is found in F. H. W. Sheppard’s Survey of London, 36, The Parish of St. Paul Covent Garden. (London: Athlone Press, 1970), plate 64b.
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The National Archives, Records of the Sun Fire Office, http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/A2A/records.aspx?cat=074-sun_2-23&cid=-1&Gsm=2012-06-18#-1

3. Kent's Original London Directory: 1823, 91st Edition, p. 27, (Google eBook) http://books.google.com/books?id=RTIQAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA27
4. Hebert, Luke.  The Engineer's and Mechanic's Encyclopaedia, Comprehending Practical Illustrations of the Machinery and Processes Employed in Every Description of Manufacture of the British Empire, Vol II., London, Thomas Kelly, 17, Paternoster Row, MDCCCXXXVI., pp 78-79, (Google eBook) http://books.google.com/books?id=JPKzAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA79


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Copyright © 1988, 1992, 2013 by Alfred L. Nelson, Gilbert B. Cross, Joseph Donohue.
Originally published by Greenwood Press as The Sans Pareil Theatre 1806-1819, Adelphi Theatre 1819-1850: An Index to Authors, Titles, Performers, 1988, and The Adelphi Theatre 1850-1900: An Index to Authors, Titles, Performers and Management, 1992.
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