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Durward Lely as Richard Dauntless in the original DOC production of "Ruddigore" at the Savoy Theater in 1887; pen and ink drawing by Fred Roe; signed and dated 1908 ("1908" date possibly added at a different time than the signature?). From the National Portrait Gallery; estate of painter Fred Roe.

Durward Lely as Richard Dauntless in the original DOC production of "Ruddigore" at the Savoy Theater in 1887; pen and ink drawing by Fred Roe; signed and dated 1908 ("1908" date possibly added at a different time than the signature?). From the National Portrait Gallery; estate of painter Fred Roe.

Rutland Barrington as Sir Despard (Act Two) in the original DOC production of "Ruddigore" at the Savoy Theater in 1887; pen and ink drawing by Fred Roe; signed and dated 1908 ("1908" date possibly added at a different time than the signature?). From the National Portrait Gallery; estate of painter Fred Roe.

Rutland Barrington as Sir Despard (Act Two) in the original DOC production of "Ruddigore" at the Savoy Theater in 1887; pen and ink drawing by Fred Roe; signed and dated 1908 ("1908" date possibly added at a different time than the signature?). From the National Portrait Gallery; estate of painter Fred Roe.

Jessie Bond as Mad Margaret and Rutland Barrington as Sir Despard (Act Two) in the original 1887 production of "Ruddigore" at the Savoy Theater.

Jessie Bond as Mad Margaret and Rutland Barrington as Sir Despard (Act Two) in the original 1887 production of "Ruddigore" at the Savoy Theater.

The Mikado

Richard Temple as the Mikado of Japan in the original 1885 production of "The Mikado" at the Savoy Theatre.

Jessie Bond as Mad Margaret (Act One) in the original 1887 production of "Ruddigore." Illustration by Alice Mary Havers (Morgan) from an 1880s Savoy Theatre souvenir program.

Jessie Bond as Mad Margaret (Act One) in the original 1887 production of "Ruddigore." Illustration by Alice Mary Havers (Morgan) from an Savoy Theatre souvenir program.

George Grossmith as Robin Oakapple and Leonora Braham as Rose Maybud in the original 1887 production of "Ruddigore." Illustration by Alice Mary Havers (Morgan) from an 1880s Savoy Theatre souvenir program.

George Grossmith as Robin Oakapple and Leonora Braham as Rose Maybud in the original 1887 production of "Ruddigore." Illustration by Alice Mary Havers (Morgan) from an Savoy Theatre souvenir program.

Close-up of Jessie Bond as Mad Margaret in the original 1887 production of "Ruddigore" at the Savoy Theatre.

Close-up of Jessie Bond as Mad Margaret in the original 1887 production of "Ruddigore" at the Savoy Theatre.

George Grossmith as King Gama in the original 1884 production of "Princess Ida" at the Savoy Theatre.

George Grossmith as King Gama in the original 1884 production of "Princess Ida" at the Savoy Theatre.

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Richard Temple as the Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance" by M. The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News (London), June

Torquay Operatic Society (amateur), "Iolanthe," 1904 (done again only 6 years after their 1898 production and with somewhat less attention to replicating the original DOC costumes for some characters), Ethel Job as Iolanthe, costume design heavily influenced by the costumes of the original DOC production and subsequent DOC tours.

Torquay Operatic Society (amateur), "Iolanthe," 1904 (done again only 6 years after their 1898 production and with somewhat less attention to replicating the original DOC costumes for some characters), Ethel Job as Iolanthe, costume design heavily influenced by the costumes of the original DOC production and subsequent DOC tours.

The Savoy Theatre, pencil and watercolour by Charles John Phipps, London, l Victoria and Albert Museum

Pen and ink sketch by R. Hibbert of Robin Oakapple (presumably played by George Grossmith) in the original DOC production of "Ruddigore" at the Savoy Theatre in 1887.  Hibbert did several known sketched of theatrical subjects. Signed "RH."

Pen and ink sketch by R. Hibbert of Robin Oakapple (presumably played by George Grossmith) in the original DOC production of "Ruddigore" at the Savoy Theatre in Hibbert did several known sketched of theatrical subjects.

Fred Roe's Map of Essex 1929 - River Blackwater

The hidden treasures of Essex

England cricket team at Trent Bridge 1899. Back row: Dick Barlow (umpire), Tom Hayward, George Hirst, Billy Gunn, J T Hearne (12th man), Bill Storer (wkt kpr), Bill Brockwell, V A Titchmarsh (umpire). Middle row: C B Fry, K S Ranjitsinhji, W G Grace (captain), Stanley Jackson. Front row: Wilfred Rhodes, Johnny Tyldesley.

Ranjitsinhj - Indian King and excellent cricketer wrote to The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew for advice on tackling malarial swamps in Gujarat.

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