Correspondence concerning the Publication of Pelly's Play The tragedy of Imam Hussein , with Manuscript Copy of Part of the Play and a List of Scenes

Mss Eur F126/11

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The record is made up of 1 file, 17 items (98 folios). It was created in c 1879. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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The file relates to a passion play The tragedy of Imam Hussein written by Lewis Pelly which was published in 1879.

Included are a list of scenes written by Pelly, with pencil ticks denoting those scenes selected for publication; manuscript copies of two scenes which were not published; and notes on humour and politics within the play and a brief history of some local rulers in Sind.

The correspondence is dated 13 March to 19 July 1879 and covers the printing and publication of the play, reviews of it and arranging complimentary copies for friends and interested parties.

The file has been dated as c .1879 as although the correspondence is dated the papers relating to the play itself are not and are likely to have been written sometime before its publication in 1879.

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1 file, 17 items (98 folios)
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Physical characteristics

Foliation: The file has been foliated in the front top right hand corner of each folio with a pencil number enclosed in a circle.

One of the draft scenes also has its own original foliation in the top left corner of each page

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English in Latin script
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Archival file

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British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers
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Unrestricted

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Mss Eur F126/11

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Date(s)
c 1879 (CE, Gregorian)

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Lewis Pelly, The Miracle play of Hassan and Hussein. Collected from Oral Tradition (London, W H Allen & Co, 1879)

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Correspondence concerning the Publication of Pelly's Play The tragedy of Imam Hussein , with Manuscript Copy of Part of the Play and a List of Scenes, British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, Mss Eur F126/11, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100000001524.0x000396> [accessed 21 November 2019]

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