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Eggar, Katherine Emily

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 987
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Eggar, Katherine Emily
Date(s): 1909-1961
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 30 boxes
Name of creator(s): Eggar | Katharine Emily | d 1961 | literary critic
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Katherine Emily Eggar spent over thirty years researching the life and times of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford. Eggar argued that Lord Oxford was the real author of Shakespeare's works. Her plan was to publish her writings, but unfortunately she died on 15 August 1961, before the preparatory work for her book was complete.


Scope and content/abstract:

The collection contains printed volumes, mainly on Shakespeare and a collection of typescript and manuscript notes for a book, which was being prepared on the life and times of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford.

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Conditions governing access:

Access to the items in the collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

H. M. Young, Interim Summary Handlist, University of London, 1975

Archival Information

Archival history:

The papers were presented to the University of London in 1962.

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Date(s) of descriptions:
1999-08-12 Simon McKeon

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