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|Named Person:||William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; Sidney Hodgson; John St Vigor Fox; Levi Fox; W W Greg; F P Wilson; John Dover Wilson; J D Hughes|
|Document Type:||Book, Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Sidney Hodgson; John St Vigor Fox; Levi Fox; W W Greg; F P Wilson; John Dover Wilson; J D Hughes
|Notes:||Formerly housed in a box labeled "Important information regarding Shakespear's works" and, in another hand "Keep."
Pamphlets and catalogs individually cataloged as books.
Correspondence addressed to Hodgson includes 3 autograph letters signed from John St. Vigor Fox (1-3), 2 typescript letters from Levi Fox to Hodgson (one is a copy with notes on the wood from Shakespeare's pew) (4-5), 3 autograph letters signed from Walter Wilson Greg (6-8), 1 autograph letter signed from F.P. Wilson (9), and 1 autograph letter signed from J. Dover Wilson (10). (11) consists of notes on Shakespeare editions and a clipping comparing a pirated quarto of A midsummer night's dream (from John St. Vigor Fox's collection) to a copy of the original and authentic quarto (from the Folger collection). Additional correspondence to and from Hodgson inserted in pamphlets.
Pamphlets and catalogs. Some additional items laid in several pamphlets, including correspondence in (12) and (25). The four folios of Shakespeare's plays ("a description of an exceptionally desirable set now offered for sale by Dodd, Mead & Company") with "notes on the collation & condition of the four folios of Shakespeare from the library of the late Howard Pease" and 2 typescript letters from J.D. Hughes to Hodgson (both from 1943) laid in (12); Four quarto editions of plays by Shakespeare described by Sidney Lee (Stratford-upon-Avon: printed for the Trustees and Guardians of Shakespeare's Birthplace, 1908) (13); Chatsworth library : Kemble-Devonshire collection of English plays & play-bills consisting mainly of plays, &c. prior to 1640 (Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge) (14); two copies of In commemoration of the first folio tercentenary : a resetting of the preliminary matter of the First folio, with a catalogue of Shakespeariana exhibited in the hall of the Worshipful Company of Stationers (1923) (15-16); Guide to the mss. & printed books exhibited in celebration of the Tercentenary of the First Folio Shakespeare (British Museum Shakespeare exhibition, 1923) (17); A collection of early editions of Shakespeare's plays and early Shakespeariana, exhibited by Bernard Quaritch Ltd. at 11 Grafton Street, New Bond Street London, August 1924 (18); The remarkable story of the Shakespearian quartos of 1619 (printed for Hodgson, 1946) with notes on "Shakespeare & the stationers" and a clipping on Shakespeare's handwriting from The sphere, April 25, 1936 (19); Hodgson & Co. catalogs, one for "An exceedingly rare volume of nine Shakespearian quartos of 1619" (sale held Thursday, July 11th, 1946) and another for "Four folio editions of Shakespeare 1623, 1632, 1664 and 1685 (sale held Wednesday, May 12, 1948) (20-21); The Folger Shakespeare Library: a research institution dedicated to the advancement of literary and historical scholarship (published for the Trustees of Amherst College, 1951) (22); Folder referencing letters that are now Y.d.701 (1-9) and the catalogue that is now Y.d.701 (20). Contains leaflet issued by the Stationers showing "the entry of Shakespeare's First Folio registered by William Blount and Isaac Jaggard in 1623" and a second facsimile of this entry (23); The Folger Library: a decade of growth, 1950-1960 with postcard facsimiles of items thought to be in Shakespeare's hand and facsimile entries in the registers relating to Shakespeare's plays (24); Facsimiles of the Shakespeare deed and a leaf of the Sir Thomas More play in the British Museum (1964) with correspondence from 1942 concerning a First Folio Hodgson examined for Mrs. Hall of Long Wittenham Manor, Berkshire and a putative sale to the Folger Shakespeare Library (25); 2 pamphlets for the Shakespeare's England exhibition held in London in 1964 and 1 for Shakespeare's birthplace by Levi Fox (26); Shakespeare in the public records (London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, c1964) (27).
- Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Bibliography -- Manuscripts.
- Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation -- Manuscripts.
- Hodgson, Sidney -- Correspondence -- Manuscripts.
- Fox, John St. Vigor, -- 1879- -- Correspondence -- Manuscripts.
- Fox, Levi -- Correspondence -- Manuscripts.
- Greg, W. W. -- (Walter Wilson), -- 1875-1959 -- Correspondence -- Manuscripts.
- Wilson, F. P. -- (Frank Percy), -- 1889-1963 -- Correspondence -- Manuscripts.
- Wilson, John Dover, -- 1881-1969 -- Correspondence -- Manuscripts.
- Hughes, J. D., -- active 1943 -- Correspondence -- Manuscripts.