RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 463451918 LA English T1 Autograph letters signed from Joseph Crosby, Zanesville, Ohio, to various recipients A1 Crosby, Joseph,, Corson, Enoch J.,, Knortz, Karl,, Wyman, W. H., Stoddard, Richard Henry,, Norris, Joseph Parker,, Ingleby, C. M., Flower, C. E., Fleay, Frederick Gard,, Darlington, M. E.,, Allen, Emma,, YR 1870 AB Correspondents: F.G. Fleay, C.E. Flower, C.M. Ingleby, Karl Knortz, J.P. Norris and W.H. Wyman. He refers to his correspondence with A.E. Brae, E.J. Corson, J.P. Collier, F.G. Fleay, H.H. Furness, H.N. Hudson, C.M. Ingleby, W.J. Rolfe, S. Timmins and R.G. White. Nearly all the letters are to Norris. Throughout the letters Crosby refers to bleak economic conditions. He mentions the riots of July 1877 and discusses the candidacy of Governor Hayes for the presidency and of Mr. Bishop for the governorship of Ohio. In (196, 240) Crosby lauds Henry Irving's writings on Shakespeare. In (141-142) he gives his impressions of Asa Fish. (102) He saw George Rignold act Henry V, (108) Barry Sullivan act Hamlet, and (162, 167) Lilian Neilson act Juliet. (229) He discusses Edwin Forrest. (235) He attended the Shakespeare readings given by the actor (James Edward?) Murdock. In (20) Crosby encloses a "List of Complete Editions of Shakespeare, in my Library, February 7, 1875." In (122) he quotes R.H. Stoddard's poem on Shakespeare beginning, "It shall be so no more." In (142) he quotes part of a letter from E.J. Corson, ca. November 1876. In (177 and 180) he quotes postcards of March 11 and 15, 1877, from Furnivall. With (180) he encloses a program for a concert given at Ingleby's home, June 4, 1876. Part of (152) is written on the back of a letter from Emma Allen, ca. December 1876, (134) on the back of a letter from Mrs. M.E. Darlington, September 9, 1876.