London Merchant

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John Ford (1624)

Historical Records

Stationers' Register

On 29 June 1660, the publisher Humphrey Moseley entered a group of thirty-seven plays into the Stationers' Register. Among the titles is:

The London Merchant. a Comedy } by Iohn Forde.

Warburton's List

"The London Merchant" is included in Warburton's List (c.1682-1759) of play-manuscripts allegedly destroyed when his cook, Betsy, used them as paper linings for pies.

Theatrical Provenance

Prince Charles's (I)

Probable Genre(s)


Possible Narrative and Dramatic Sources or Analogues

Information welcome.

References to the Play

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Critical Commentary

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For What It's Worth

Works Cited

Greg, W. W. “The Bakings of Betsy.” The Library, 3rd series. 7.11 (1911): 225-259.

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