The Virginia Mummy
The original text
Published by John Dicks, 1849 (as Issue 315 of Dicks' standard plays)
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1865: Performed as The Virginia Mummy in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, on 25 November, by Alfred Ray and The IOI Christy's Minstrels as part of a "Grand Combination Performance: the Christy's Farewell and the Dramatic Co." It was accompanied by songs, dances and recitals - including a "Grand Burlesque, Trial of Skill or Challenge Dance" and the commedietta called Cousin Tom (George Roberts), performed by the Ray and Cooper Company.
1865: Performed again by Alfred Ray and the IOI Christy's Minstrels in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, on 7 December. The play, now wrongly cited by Bosman as The Virginian Mummy, was accompanied by performances of The Lonely Man of the Ocean (Blake) and a performance by Francisco ("famous skate- and clog dancer from Niblo's Theatre, new York").
The Virginia Mummy: A Negro Farce, 
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