You may be familiar with accessing books, archive collections, or microfilms at the British Library, but it can be daunting to look for and order play manuscripts if you haven't done so previously.
The staff in the Manuscripts reading room are really helpful, but I thought a users guide for any first-time researchers wanting to look in the Lord Chamberlain's Plays Collection might be useful so that you know what to expect and ask for. So here we go:
step one: How to find the reference number for a play
Step two: how to order the play
step three: how to access the play
Step four: finishing or pausing your research
I hope this is useful! If I've missed anything - or if you have any additional questions then do comment below. Happy researching!
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