John Parsell Scotland United States

Biography of John Parsell

John Parsell matriculated at the University as an Arts student in 1838, but did not pursue studies at Glasgow after that year. In 1841, he was working as a clerk.

Parsell was connected with various London Theatres as an actor, manager, and playwright from 1847. He went to America with the Wyndham Theatre Company in 1873, and became manager of New York's Union Square Theatre until 1885. He died on 17 February 1885, while performing at Union Square.


Archival Materials

  • Addison, W. Innes, The Matriculation Albums of the University of Glasgow, 1728-1858


John Parsell
Born 1820.
Died 17 February 1885.
GU Degree: Arts, 1838;
University Link: Student
Occupation categories: actors
English snippet: Arts student at the University of Glasgow in 1838, Manager of New York's Union Square Theatre
Record last updated: 10th Dec 2020

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Scotland Scotland, Glasgow
Place of Birth

United States United States, New York
Place of Death

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University Roles

  • Student