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VAUXHALL GARDENS ARCHIVE, c1660-1859 from Lambeth Archives, London

Contents of Fiche

General History

Fiche 1

Volume of the History of Vauxhall Gardens

Fiche 2

‘A Sketch of the Spring-Gardens’ – The Vauxhall Observer No XIV

Fiche 3

The Vauxhall Observer No XIV – The Vauxhall Observer No XXXVIII

Fiche 4

The Vauxhall Observer No XXXVIII – The Vauxhall Papers No 5

Fiche 5

The Vauxhall Papers No 5 – The Vauxhall Papers No 16

Bound Volumes

Fiche 6

Volume 1 (1822-1830) pp 1-48

Play bills and press cuttings and other material

Fiche 7

Volume 1 (1822-1830) pp 48-110

Playbills, Receipts, Press cuttings and other material

Fiche 8

Volume 1 (1822-1830) pp 110-129

Playbills

Fiche 9

Volume 2 (1822-1845) pp 1-70

Playbills, Press cuttings and other material including; a letter to Mr Simpson from James Conolly and Rules and Regulations for performances in The Gardens

Fiche 10

Volume 2 (1822-1845) pp 70-141

Playbills, Press cuttings, extracts from Holt’s Magazine and other material

Fiche 11

Volume 2 (1822-1845) pp 141-224

Playbills, Press cuttings and other material

Fiche 12

Volume 2 (1822-1845) pp 225-285

Playbills, Press cuttings and other material

Fiche 13

Volume 2 (1822-1845) pp 285-368

Playbills and Press cuttings

Fiche 14

Volume 2 (1822-1845) pp 369-438

Playbills, Press cuttings and other material

Fiche 15

Volume 3 (1845-1851) pp 1-103

Playbills and Press cuttings

Fiche 16

Volume 3 (1845-1851) pp 104-197

Playbills, Press cuttings and other material

Fiche 17

Volume 3 (1845-1851) pp 198-259

Playbills, Press cuttings and other material

Fiche 18

Volume 3 (1845-1851) pp 260-318

Playbills, Press cuttings and other material including details on the Floral and Horticultural Fete of the Season

Fiche 19

Volume 3 (1845-1851) pp 318-389

Playbills and Press cuttings

Fiche 20

Volume 3 (1845-1851) pp 390-409

Playbills, Press cuttings and other material

Fiche 21

Volume 4 (1829-1840) pp 1-91

Playbills, Press cuttings, extracts from The Vauxhall Observer and other material including details of Mrs Grahams’ ‘First Ascent at night ever attempted by a female’ and a poem entitled ‘The Devil and the Two Brothers’

Fiche 22

Volume 4 (1829-1840) pp 92-200

Playbills, Press cuttings and other material including season sales totals and menu price lists

Fiche 23

Volume 5 (1785-1835) pp1-69

Press cuttings and extracts from magazines including ‘The Vocal Magazine’ and ‘The Universal Magazine’. Other material includes extracts from ‘Vauxhall in the Eighteenth Century’ by Alfred Crowquill, Song Lyrics including those composed by Mr Hook, Poetry and Sheet Music,

Fiche 24

Volume 5 (1785-1835) pp70-132

Playbills, Press cuttings, Songs and Poetry, including ‘Songs, Duets, Glees sung at the Royal Gardens, Vauxhall’  

Fiche 25

Volume 5 (1785-1835) pp 132-154

Playbills, Press cuttings, Songs and Poetry, including ‘Songs, Duets, Glees sung at the Royal Gardens, Vauxhall’. Extracts from ‘The Everyday Book’ and ‘The Roscius’

Fiche 26

Volume 5 (1785-1835) pp154-197

Playbills, Press cuttings, Songs and Poetry, including ‘Songs, Duets, Trios, Glees, and Choruses’ by Henry Bishop, Extracts from ‘The Everyday Book’, ‘The Vauxhall Guide’ and ‘The Dramatic Magazine’ covering the Memoir of Mrs Waylett

Fiche 27

Volume 5 (1785-1835) pp198-236

Playbills, Press cuttings, Oxberry’s Dramatic Biography including the Memoir of Robert Keeley, Extracts from the ‘Monthly Commentary’ and ‘The Satirist’ and details of a production of the ‘Barber of Seville’ held in The Gardens

Fiche 28

Volume 5 (1785-1835) pp236-240

Press cuttings and the ‘List of Amusements’ for a Juvenile Fete

Fiche 29

Volume 6 (miscellaneous) pp1-11

Press cuttings, Playbills, Concert Songbooks

Fiche 30

Volume 6 (miscellaneous) pp11-52

Press cuttings, Playbills, Concert Songbooks, Extracts from George Cruikshank’s ‘Omnibus’ and other material including illustrations depicting scenes and performances from The Gardens

Fiche 31

Volume 6 (miscellaneous) pp52-97

Playbills, Press cuttings, Songs, an extract from ‘The Strand Magazine’ and other material including illustrations of performers, performances and various rooms in The Gardens

Fiche 32

Volume 6 (miscellaneous) pp98-125

Playbills, Press cuttings, Illustrations and other material including refreshment price lists, programme of entertainment for the last five nights of the season and the last ever night at The Gardens

Fiche 33

Volume 6 (miscellaneous) pp126-170

Playbills, Press cuttings, Songs, Illustrations and other material including programmes of entertainment and refreshment price lists

Fiche 34

Volume 6 (miscellaneous) pp170-184

Playbills, Press cuttings, extracts from Mr Mathews’ Comic Annual and other material 

Fiche 35

Volume 6 (miscellaneous) pp184-190

Playbills, Press cuttings, Illustrations and other material including details of the play ‘Siege of Belgrade’ and extracts from ‘A novel without a hero’

Press Cuttings

Fiche 36

1732-1823

Press cuttings including songs, poems and extracts from ‘The British Magazine’, ‘Gentleman’s Magazine’ and ‘New Lady’s Magazine’

Fiche 37

1823-1887

Press cuttings including extracts from ‘The Magazine of Curiosity and Wonder’, ‘The Gentleman’s Magazine’, ‘History of Kennington’ and illustrations of events and performances at The Gardens

Fiche 38

1887 – undated

Press cuttings including illustrations, and extracts from ‘History of Kennington’

Playbills

Fiche 39

1762-1840

Playbills covering details of Fetes, Balloon Ascents, Chariot Races and songbooks from the opera ‘The Magic Fan’

Fiche 40

1841-1959

Playbills covering illustrations and details of Fancy Dress Balls, Concerts, Grand Galas and extracts from ‘The Vauxhall Papers’

Pictures

Fiche 41

LP14/581/1 – LP14/581/32A

Including pictures of the various walks in The Gardens, The Chinese Pavilions, games played such as Blind Man’s Bluff, Cricket and performances such as ‘Wives Metamorphos’d’

Fiche 42

LP14/581/32B – LP14/581/75

Including plans, maps and views of The Gardens, an illustration of a Vauxhall Fete and pictures of Vauxhall tickets

Fiche 43

LP14/581/76 – LP14/581/96

Pictures of visitors to Vauxhall Gardens, including Miss Stephens, Charles Dignum and Madamoiselle Catherina

Songs

 

Fiche 44

Catalogue of Songs indexed by composer

Fiche 45

Sheet of Music ‘Gaffer Gray’ – ‘Songs Sung at Vauxhall’ 1773

Including songs such as ‘Smile Britannia’, ‘The Shepherd’s Artifice’, ‘The Invitation’, ‘Sandy’ and ‘The Picture’

Fiche 46

‘Songs Sung at Vauxhall’ 1773 – ‘The Merry Companion’ 1773

Including songs such as ‘Ye Blithsome Lads’, ‘The Declaration’, ‘Just as you please’ and ‘The Final Resolution’

Fiche 47

‘The Merry Companion’ 1773

Including songs such as ‘Bo Peep’, The History of the Late War’, ‘The Contented Miller’ and ‘The Soldier’s Return’

Fiche 48

‘The Merry Companion’ 1773 – ‘Songs performed at Vauxhall’ 1790-1791

Including songs such as ‘Morning’, ‘On Sophocles’, ‘The Union of Love and Wine’ and ‘Cupid’s Recruiting Seajeant’

Fiche 49

‘Songs performed at Vauxhall’ 1790-1791

Songs performed include ‘The Wind Blows Hard’, ‘See the Dawn’, ‘Twas the morning of May’ and various organ, piano and violin concertos

Fiche 50

‘Songs performed at Vauxhall’ 1790-1791

Songs performed include ‘When Jack parted from me’, ‘The face of old England’, ‘s Jocky sat beneath a shade’ and various organ, piano and violin concertos

Fiche 51

‘Songs performed at Vauxhall’ 1790-1791 – Surrey Pamphlets 1795

Performances include various organ, piano and violin concertos. Songs from the pamphlets include ‘The little old market woman’, ‘The Golden days of good King George and ‘Ben Backstay’

Fiche 52

Surrey Pamphlets 1795 – Hook J ‘Songs for Vauxhall Gardens’ 1783-1814

Songs include ‘Moses and the Prophets’, ‘The Golden Days we now possess’, ‘Nancy I have lost my wig’ and ‘Bacchanlian Song’. Also included are James Hooks’ original music scores for songs such as ‘Now Gladsome Summer’, Good Humour’, ‘Come Jockey’ and ‘The Merry Muleteer’

Fiche 53

Hook J ‘Songs for Vauxhall Gardens’ 1783-1814

Original music scores

Fiche 54

Hook J ‘Songs for Vauxhall Gardens’ 1783-1814

Original music scores

Fiche 55

‘Sharpe’s Comic Songbook’

Songs include ‘Shakespeare’s Seven Ages’, ‘Thady McGore’, ‘All the world are anglers’ and ‘We are all soldiers’

Fiche 56

‘Sharp’s Comic Songbook’

Songs include ‘The night-coach’, ‘Something’, ‘Long-tail Blue’ and ‘Aladdin and the wonderful lamp’

Fiche 57

‘Sharp’s Comic Songbook’

Songs include ‘The Vauxhall Party’, ‘Queen Cole’, ‘Parsons and Pies’ and ‘The Old Bachelor’

Fiche 58

Songbooks: 1751-1757

Songs include ‘Mutual Love’, ‘The Choice’, ‘Cantata’ and ‘Hunting Song’

Fiche 59

Songbooks: 1757-1765

Songs include ‘The Spinning Wheel’, ‘The way to keep him’, ‘Something New’ and ‘The lafs with the delicate Air’

Fiche 60

Songbooks: 1765-1775

Songs include ‘Women, wit and wine’, ‘A hint to the fair sex’, ‘The ides of May’ and ‘The slighted lover’

Fiche 61

Songbooks: 1775-1781

Songs include ‘The Sycamore Shade’, ‘Old England’s my toast’, ‘Delia’ and ‘The Cautious Maid’

Fiche 62

Songbooks: 1781

Songs include ‘Was not that provoking’, ‘The Reveilleé’, ‘Wha wants me’ and ‘He is all the world to me’

Fiche 63

Songbooks: 1781-1788

Songs include ‘The female volunteers’, ‘The favourite drinking song’, ‘Let him tell his meaning’ and In vain fond youth’

Fiche 64

Songbooks: 1788-1793

Songs include ‘The Village Maiden’, ‘The Cottager’s Daughter’, ‘My Dear Willy’ and ‘The sweet little girl that I love’

Fiche 65

Songbooks: 1793-1796

Songs include ‘The Lass of Richmond Hill’, ‘Tally Ho’, ‘The Fair of Britains Isle’ and ‘The Pigeon’

Fiche 66

Songbooks: 1796

Songs include ‘Love for Lovey’, ‘Where’s the Harm of That’, ‘A New Song’ and ‘The Merry Tambourine’

Fiche 67

Songbooks: 1796 – miscellaneous

Songs include ‘Dear is my Little Native Vale’, ‘Content in my cot’, ‘Fanny of the Hill’ and ‘The happy shepherd’

Fiche 68

Songbooks: miscellaneous

Songs include ‘Patty of the Hill’, ‘The merry old maid’, ‘Sweet nan of Hampton green’ and ‘Two favourite concertos for harpsichord or organ’

Fiche 69

Songbooks: miscellaneous

Songs include ‘The green bushes’, ‘Ere around the huge oak’, ‘The Victoria Mazurka’ and ‘The English Quadrille’

Fiche 70

Songbooks: miscellaneous

Songs include ‘Oer Glossy rills’, ‘Love and wine’, ‘National Washerwomen’ and ‘Thy Smile was sweet’

Fiche 71

Songbooks: miscellaneous

Songs include ‘ Pretty Jeanette’, ‘Buy A broom’, ‘All the lads in the village come wooing to me’ and ‘With my bow and my horn’

Fiche 72

Songbooks: miscellaneous

Songs include ‘Though Greenwood Boughs from summer storm’, ‘Election miseries’, ‘Nothing’ and ‘Analization’

Fiche 73

Loose songsheets: alphabetically by singer

Singers include Mr Arrowsmith, Miss Daniels, Mr Incledon and Miss Richardson

Fiche 74

Loose songsheets: alphabetically by singer – various singers by date

Singers include Mr Vernon, Miss Wright, Mr Lorve and Mrs Wrighten

Fiche 75

Loose songsheets: alphabetically by singer – various singers undated

Singers include Mrs Weichsell, Mr Darley, Mrs Mountain and Miss Stephenson

Fiche 76

Loose songsheets: various singers undated – miscellaneous

Singers include Mr Darley, Mr Lowe, Mrs Addison and Miss Milne

Miscellaneous Material

 

Fiche 77

Surrey Pamphlets 1773 – Bill of Sale 1841

Extracts from ‘The Vauxhall Affray’ and details of the sale of eleven acres of The Vauxhall Gardens on 9 September 1841

Fiche 78

Bill of Sale 1841 – Journal of Receipts 1822-1859

Bill of sale for various items within The Vauxhall Gardens and Journal of the lessee and director, George Stevens, listing officials and performers, expenses, receipts and profit made, between 1822 and 1859

Colour Items

 

Fiche 79

Colour prints; Large items from bound volumes; Playbills

Colour prints of views and events of The Gardens, large colour Playbills

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