Willis Seale diary

Willis Seale diary

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Seale, Willis
Title: Willis Seale diary
Dates: 1893-1894
Quantity: 0.2 Linear feet (1 half box)
Abstract:The collection consists of a diary of Willis Seale kept during his tour of South Africa with the Royal Comedy Theatre (London, England) from April 1893 - March 1894. The diary describes Seale's trip from England to South Africa and stops along the coast; the towns the company visits and the people; the different ethnic groups; South Africa's segregation policies; and rehearsals, performances and the audience's reaction.
Coll. Number: ms2466

Biographical/Historical Note

Willis Seale, actor, traveled with the Royal Comedy Theatre (London, England) for a tour of South Africa during the late 19th century.

Index Terms

Apartheid--South Africa.
Indigenous peoples--South Africa.
Royal Comedy Theatre (London, England).
South Africa--Description and travel.
South Africa--Race relations.
South Africa--Social conditions.
Theater--South Africa.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Willis Seale diary. MS 2466. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

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