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From: Mary Rogers <>
Subject: [THEATRE-UK] Watts Phillips in Blanchard's diaries
Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2006 21:18:07 +1100
There is no mention of Phillip or Maria (under any of the names mentioned).
Quite a few mentions of Watts Phillips.This is probably the most
2nd Dec 1874
I hear of Watts Phillips having died this morning, he would be about
forty-five; write memoir.
Born in London in 1829. Was intended for an artist. Was the only pupil
of George Cruikshank and afterwards studied in Paris for some years.
Wrote for several comic periodicals, and for "Diogenes" under the
signature of "The Ragged Philosopher", "Thoughts in Tatters" and "The
Wild Tribes of London", and from that time worked entirely with his pen.
His first dramatic attempt was 'Joseph Chavigny', produced by Benjamin
Webster at the Adelphi, May 1856.
He was also the author of 'The Poor Stroller', 'The Dead Heart', 'Paper
Wings', 'A Story of the Forty-Five', 'Camilla's Husband', 'A ticket of
Leave Man', 'His Last Victory', 'Paul's Return', 'The Woman in
Mauve','Theodora', 'The Huguenot Captain', 'Lost in London', 'Nobody's
Child', 'Maud's Peril', 'Not Guilty', 'On The Jury', 'Amos Clark' and
'Marlborough; or, Three Phases of Life'. He was also the author of
several novels. Buried at Brompton Cemetery.
Rose Phillips, daughter of Watts Phillips made her first appearance at
the Lyceum in 'Zillah' on Aug 2nd 1879.
Hope this of some help to you.
John Phillips wrote:
Could you have a quick scan and see if there is any mention of
PHILIP HANNAN alias FREDERICK WILLIAM PHILLIPS or his wife MARIA.
He was brother of WATTS PHILLIPS
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