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The Mischievous Nigger, 1898

 Item — Small Collection Box: 5, Envelope: 3
Identifier: Series-213-B

Scope and Contents

Please note: While we are aware that the creator's use of the word in the title is offensive by today's standards, the Archives does not censor language used in previous eras. Please keep its historical context in mind.

Victorian-era drawing room play, also called an exhibition and parlor drama. Drawing room plays were developed during the Victorian period in the U.K. and were designed for entertaining guests in the drawing room of one's home. They include instructions for simple costumes and props as well as stage directions.

This negro farce, part of the Ethiopian Drama series, is undated and has no author listed but was published by T.S. Denison (Chicago) presumably after 1877, as an 1877 play is listed in a catalog on the back page.


  • Publication: 1898

Conditions Governing Access

Archives collection material is non-circulating, requires staff retrieval and is available for use by appointment in the reading room.


0.033 Cubic Feet (1 of 3 plays in small collection envelope)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The provenance of this item is unclear. It was transferred to the County Archives in 1999 by the Golden Landmarks Association with two other plays and several other unrelated records.

Related Materials

Series 213-A: Initiating a Granger; and Series 213-C: My Turn Next

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Repository Details

Part of the Jefferson County Archives Repository

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