4. Swansea Reference Library, Playbills of Swansea Theatre, SW775.6. 5. Glenys Bridges and Sandra Thomas. The Swansea Tontine Society and the Theatre Royal, in Annual Report of the County Archivist, 1992-1993 (West Glamorgan County Council 1993) 6. The South Wales Evening Post, 10th December 1900. 7. Price, op.cit.; The Cambrian, 11th July 1807. 8. ibid. 9. ibid., 18th July 1807. 10. ibid., 29th July 1809. 11. ibid., 23rd September 1809. 12. Price, op. cit. 13. University of Wales, Swansea, Corporation of Swansea Collection, Estate Rental and Account Book, 1802-1817, 1818-1841. 14. Swansea Reference Library, op. cit. 15. The Cambrian, 26th July 1823. An unidentified newspaper cutting dated May 1833 in Edmund Kean's biographical file at the Theatre Museum, London, states that during his life Edmund Kean earned £ 170,000 from his stage appearances. 16. The Cambrian, 19th July 1834. 17. ibid., 23rd August 1834. 18. William Toynbee, The Diaries of William Charles Macready, 1833-1851, Vol. 1 (Chapman and Hall Ltd, London 1912). 19. Peter Davey The Theatrical History of Wales 1748-1857 (Unpublished typescript, 1945). 20. Swansea Reference Library, op. cit. 21. Cecil Price. The Professional Theatre in Wales (Gomer Press, Llandysul, 1984). 22. The Cambrian, 14th July 1848. 23. Originally the theatre was known simply as 'the Theatre', the term 'Theatre Royal' being reserved for Covent Garden and Drury Lane which operated under Letters Patent from Charles II. The Theatres Act of 1843 required all theatres to be licensed by local magistrates and following this requirement many took the name Theatre Royal without the right to do so as was the case in Swansea, the term thus becoming nothing more than a generic title for playhouse. 24. Swansea Reference Library, op. cit. 25. West Glamorgan County Archive Service, op. cit. 26. The Cambrian, 27th April 1866. 27. ibid., 28th December 1866; 4th January 1867. 28. ibid., 7th June 1867; 14th June 1867. 29. West Glamorgan County Archive Service, op. cit. 30. ibid. 31. ibid. 32. ibid. 33. ibid. 34. The Cambrian, 30th January 1891; 15th May 1891. 35. The Swansea and South Walian, July 1899, p. 686. Acknowledgements The authors would like to acknowledge the assistance of Miss Susan Beckley, West Glamorgan County Archivist, Mr. John Vivian Hughes, Local History Librarian, Swansea Reference Library and the staff of The Cambrian Indexing Project. Our attention was drawn to the source in note 35 by Mr. Bernard Morris.