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The Diary of Edward Alleyn, 1617-1622

Ioppolo, G. ORCID: (2019) The Diary of Edward Alleyn, 1617-1622. Henslowe-Alleyn Digitisation Project, pp124.

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This scholarly edition of the manuscript of the Diary from 1617-1622 of the eminent 16th-century English actor Edward Alleyn records his daily expenditures and his notations of significant events as a theatre owner, entrepreneur, London property developer, philanthropist and founder of Dulwich College, Dulwich Chapel and Dulwich Almshouses. The Diary especially records his personal interactions with high-ranking officials (such as Sir Francis Bacon and George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham), religious leaders, ambassadors, poets (including John Donne), actors and other prominent figures. This edition presents a fresh transcription of the Diary (available as manuscript images at and also includes a scholarly Introduction, a physical description of the manuscript, and glossaries of people, objects and locations mentioned throughout the text. This edition will present facing page transcriptions of each digital manuscript page.

Item Type:Book
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Literature and Languages > English Literature
ID Code:82600
Additional Information:This contribution is part of the digitsation project conducted by Dulwich College in London, England archiving the personal and professional papers of Edward Alleyn. See for more information.
Publisher:Henslowe-Alleyn Digitisation Project

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