The Dulwich College Archive contains a unique collection unrivalled anywhere else in the world of manuscripts concerned with early English drama, known as the Henslowe-Alleyn Theatre Papers. Philip Henslowe was Edward Alleyn’s father-in-law and Edward Alleyn founded the College in 1619. Together they ran the three theatres: the Fortune, the Rose and the Hope; and two bear baiting arenas: the Bear Gardens and the Paris Gardens. The Archive also holds manuscripts and letters of P.G. Wodehouse, who attended Dulwich College during 1894-1900; these were left to the College in his will and have been added to by donation and loans.
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