Henry Pottinger Stephens

Life
1850-1903; b. Dublin; London journalist; ed. Topical Times, 1885; staff, Daily Telegraph, 1889; popular writer of stage burlesque; Virginia and Paul (1883), The Red Hussar (1889), &c.; colloborated with Edward Solomon (1855-1895), on several operas; d. 11 February, London. DIW PI

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References
D. J. O’Donoghue, The Poets of Ireland: A Biographical Dictionary (Dublin: Hodges Figgis & Co 1912); lists comic operas incl. Balloonary, extrav. (Royal Th., 1 Dec. 1879), in conjunction with F. C. Burnand; Billee Taylor, comic opera (Imperial Th., 30 1880); Claude Duval, comic opera (Olympia Th. 24 Aug. 1881); Lord Bateman, comic opera (Gaiety Th. 129 Apr. 1882); Virginia and Paul, comic opera (Gaiety Th. 19 July 1883); Little Jack Sheppard, burlesque [in conjunction with W. Yardley] (Gaiety Th. 26 1885); and The Red Hussar, comic opera (Lyric Th. 23 Nov. 1889).

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Kith & Kin: Sir Henry Pottinger (1789-1856), soldier, served as first British Governor-General in Hong Kong and later in S. Africa. [ODNB].