HAZLEWOOD, Colin Henry. 19862



Autograph Letter Signed ‘C.H.Hazlewood’, asking Lucy, to let him have two or three pounds, and “for Heaven’s sake dont send the Bearer back without it as I have not been able to do anything through being so upset”. 1 page 7 x 4 inches, stained on verso. Annotated by the bearer: “Rec fr above, one pound. Mrs Harmer’. 62 Herbert Street, New North Road, undated. Colin Henry Hazlewood (1823– 1875), “low comedian” and then a playwright. Hazlewood wrote mainly for the Britannia and Pavilion Theatres, and is said to have been paid at the rate of about fifty shillings an act, with something extra for a very successful piece. He was the most prolific contributor of plays to the Britannia and his sources ranged from recently published novels and serialisations in such journals as The Family, The Herald and Bow Bells to juvenile literature, popular paintings and newspaper reports.