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Pott, Constance Mary Fearon

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 1113
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Pott, Constance Mary Fearon
Date(s): 1679-1949
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 100 box files
Name of creator(s): Pott | Constance Mary Fearon | 1833-1914 | author
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1833; wrote under the name Mrs Henry Pott and became a prominent Shakespeare scholar and proponent of the theory that Francis Bacon was Shakespeare; died 1914.
Publications include: The promus of formularies and elegances, by Francis Bacon (1883); Did Francis Bacon write "Shakespeare"? (1884); Francis Bacon and his secret society: An attempt to collect and unite the lost links of a long and strong chain (1891).


Scope and content/abstract:

Handwritten research notes, offprints and publications compiled by Constance Mary Pott for her publications and many articles on the Bacon-Shakespeare authorship debate and Francis Bacon in general, including notes on emblems from natural history and other areas in Bacon and Shakespeare's works, along with correspondence with other Baconians, including Sir Edwin Durning-Lawrence and James Cary, and records of the Bacon Society (1679-1949).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The collection is arranged in 100 'book imitation' box files, numbered and labelled by Pott herself.

Conditions governing access:

Closed until listed.

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:

Box list available.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Constance Pott's daughter, Miss C Pott, donated her mother's books and documents to the Senate house Library in 1953.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Senate House Library contains the book collection that belonged to Constance Pott.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Stefan Dickers for the RSLP supported AIM25 Project.

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:
April 2005.

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