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Extent: 10 linear feet (20 boxes and one oversized folder)
The H.H. Furness Memorial Library focuses on the study of Shakespeare and other Tudor and Stuart dramatists. Horace Howard Furness (1833-1912) and his son Horace Howard Furness Jr. (1865-1930) founded and edited the Variorum Shakespeare and their library was donated to the University of Pennsylvania in 1932. This collection contains personal correspondence to and from Rev. William Henry Furness (1802-1896), Horace Howard Furness, and Horace Howard Furness, Jr., largely relating to Shakespearean study and the H.H. Furness Memorial library; notebooks; copies of speeches and articles; and other assorted items relating to Shakespearean scholarship or to the Furness family.
Wansey, Henry, 1751-1827
Extent: 08 linear feet (2 volumes)
This collection contains two travel journals from England in 1816 probably created by Henry Wansey. Each journal contains notes and observations about the author’s travels through England and the second volume includes an “Alphabetical Index of Towns and Commercial Inns” and a table of the distances traveled.