William White

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(18*-18*) Also known as W. White. Landowner, businessman and partner in the Drury Lane Theatre in Cape Town.

In 1846 he sold a piece of his land on Consitution Hill to the trustees of a planned new theatrical enterprise (L.P. Cauvin and John Francis Long), for the purpose of building a theatre.

He had however apparently kept shares for himself, and in 1848 he put the theatre and its costumes and sets up for sale, along with his other Cape properties, as he was emigrating. Apparently bought by L.P. Cauvin for £235.


F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [1]: pp. 381, 477-488.

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