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Shakespeare, William - notes on

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS306
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Shakespeare, William - notes on
Date(s): 1826-1922
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 37 pages
Name of creator(s): Unknown
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Scope and content/abstract:

A notebook containing information about early editions of Shakespeare, collected from various sources. On the flyleaf is a note signed by F.J. Burgoyne, Librarian, Lambeth Library, stating that "This MS. from page 19 is in the handwriting of John Payne Collier." (Collier (1789-1883) was a Shakespeare scholar with a reputation for forgery.)

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Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purposes of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Access to archive collections may be restricted under the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

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

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With the bookplate of John Poynder (1779-1849); and another bearing the motto "sub robore virtus". Two notes on the fly-leaf, in the same hand: "Bought at Poynder's sale [1850] for 1. Bought at Mr. Halliwell's sale of Shakespeariana May 23rd 1856 for 1--8."

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by J Caudwell.

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.

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