Harry Tate papers

Harry Tate papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Hutchison, William S.
Creator: Tate, Harry, 1872-1940
Title: Harry Tate papers
Dates: 1901-1913
Quantity: 0.2 Linear feet (1 half box)
Coll. Number: ms964

Biographical/Historical Note

Harry Tate was an early 20th century British entertainer. His real name was Ronald McDonald Hutchison.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of accounts and materials related to the threat of a law suit by Harry Tate, a British entertainer, against his brother, William S. Hutchison. The matter was settled by a mutual release dated December 9, 1913. Tate had paid Hutchison to act as a business manager between the years 1901-1908. Most of the letters are to Hutchison, either from Tate or his legal representative, asking for the release to Tate of all "vouchers, accounts, statements, documents and papers," as well as an insurance policy of Tate's which Hutchison held. The accounts show the receipts and sources of income on the part of Harry Tate, including both an Austrailian tour and an American tour. The disbursements give an interesting picture of the expenses of a successful entertainer in the early 1900s.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Artists' representatives--England--Correspondence.
Entertainers--England--Finance, Personal.
Hutchison, William S. -- Correspondence
Hutchison, William S. -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Legal correspondence.
Tate, Harry, 1872-1940 -- Correspondence
Tate, Harry, 1872-1940 -- Trials, litigation, etc.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Harry Tate papers, 1901-1913. MS 964. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Accounts, June 1901-June 1908
2Correspondence, 1907-1908
3Correspondence, 1909-1911
4Correspondence, 1912-October 31, 1913
5Correspondence, November 1, 1913-December 9, 1913