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GARNETT, Richard (1835-1906)


Reference code(s): GB 0370 RG

Held at: Queen Mary, University of London

Title: GARNETT, Richard (1835-1906)

Date(s): 1907

Level of description: Collection (fonds)

Extent: 1 file

Name of creator(s): Garnett | Richard | 1835-1906 | librarian


Administrative/Biographical history:

Richard Garnett, (b. Feb. 27, 1835, Lichfield, Staffordshire, Eng. d. April 13, 1906, London), English writer, librarian, and the head of the Garnett family, which exerted a formative influence on the development of modern British writing. From the age of 15 until his retirement in 1899 he was in the employ of the British Museum.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter to Sir Sidney Lee 17 January 1904, attributed to Richard Garnett (1835-1906). Refers to his views on Shakespeare, the plot of the Tempest, critical of Dr Anders publication 'Shakespeares Books' published 1904.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

1 file as set out in Scope and Content

Conditions governing access:

Open. The Archives are available for access in the Archives Reading Room located on the 2nd Floor of the Mile End Library. The Archives Reading Room is open Mondays to Fridays 9am-4pm by appointment only. Contact the Archives for more information: Archives, Main Library QMUL, 328 Mile End Rd, London E1 4NS, telephone: 020 7882 3873, email: For more information about the Archives see the website:

Conditions governing reproduction:

No material may be published without the prior permission of both the copyright holder and the Library. All applications for publication must be made to the Archivist in the first instance, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user.

Finding aids:

No additional finding aids.

Detailed catalogue


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

No records on transfer to the Archives, found in Archives store in November 2010. Likely to have originated with a donation of books to the Palace Library by Sir Sidney Lee, along with a library accession register listing the books.



Archivist's note: Complied by Nicola Wood

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: Jun 2015

English literature | European literature | National literatures

Personal names
Garnett | Richard | 1835-1906 | librarian

Corporate names