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H. H. Furness Memorial Library manuscript collection

Ms. Coll. 1356

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University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Furness Family
H. H. Furness Memorial Library manuscript collection
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Ms. Coll. 1356
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.
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H. H. Furness Memorial Library manuscript collection, 1575-1991, MS. Coll. 1356, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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The H.H. Furness Memorial Library is devoted to the study of Shakespeare and other Tudor and Stuart dramatists. Horace Howard Furness, a Shakespearean scholar responsible for the New Variorum, and his son, Horace Howard Furness, Jr., who continued to work on Variorum Shakespeare after his father's death, accumulated a library that was donated to the University of Pennsylvania in 1932. In the process of their research and work on Shakespearean scholarship, they corresponded with many other scholars. This collection consists largely of material related to Shakespeare studies and the Memorial Library, but also contains some Furness family correspondence and material, in particular the correspondence and writings of William Henry Furness, father of Horace Howard Furness. This collection should be used closely with the Furness family papers (Ms. Coll. 481), as there is significant overlap.

William Henry Furness (1802-1896) was a Unitarian minister, abolitionist, and biblical critic. The son of William Furness (a bank clerk), and Rebecca Thwing, he was born and educated in Boston. While he was a student of the Boston Latin school, Furness met Ralph Waldo Emerson, with whom he developed a friendship that he would cultivate for the rest of his life. He graduated from Harvard College in 1820, and from the Harvard Divinity School in 1823. In the spring of 1824, Furness moved to Baltimore to work as an assistant to Rev. W. H. Greenwood. A few months later, the Unitarian Society of Philadelphia (which had remained without a designated minister since its foundation in 1796) invited Furness to preach, and in January 1825, he took charge of the Society, becoming its only pastor. That same year, William married Annis Pulling Jenks, with whom he would have four children: William Henry Furness, Jr. (1827-1867), a portrait painter; Annis Lee Furness (1830-1908), an author and translator; Horace Howard Furness (1833-1912), a Shakespeare scholar; and Frank Heyling Furness (1839-1912), an architect. Furness maintained his position as a pastor of the Philadelphia Unitarian Church for fifty years, until he resigned in 1875. Shortly after, however, he was appointed minister emeritus until his death in 1896. Furness was a staunch supporter of the antislavery cause, and, in 1859, he participated in a Philadelphia public prayer vigil for abolitionist John Brown. He authored several books on the gospels and the figure of Jesus, whose miracles are discussed according to rational principles. Among his most notable works are Notes on the Four Gospels (1836),  The History of Jesus (1853),  The Blessing of Abolition (1860), and  Jesus, The Heart of Christianity (1882).

Horace Howard Furness (1833-1912) was born in Philadelphia and graduated from Harvard in 1854. After graduation, he undertook a two-year tour of Europe, Asia, and Africa with Atherton Blight, his former college roommate. Upon his return to Philadelphia, he became involved in the abolitionist movement. He was admitted to the bar in 1859, and he married Helen Kate Rogers (1837-1883) the following year. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Horace attempted, with his brother Frank, to enroll in the army as a volunteer. While Frank joined the Sixth Pennsylvania Cavalry, Horace was rejected because of a growing deafness that developed after contracting scarlet fever in Europe. During the war, however, Furness joined the U.S. Sanitary Commission, a war relief organization created in 1861 to provide support to wounded soldiers and their families. During this time, Furness's deafness began to negatively influence his career as a lawyer, which he eventually abandoned to begin studying and collecting Shakespearian texts. In November 1860, he became a member of the Shakspere Society of Philadelphia, and in the following years, he gradually created his own working library of Shakespearian texts. In 1871, he produced the first volume of the New Variorum Shakespeare, an edition of Romeo and Juliet. The series was designed to bring together all known information about the plays’ textual variants, sources, and critical reception. During his career, Furness published sixteen additional Variorum volumes, establishing an international reputation as a Shakespeare scholar. In 1880, he became a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania. Furness received honorary degrees from many institutions, including Cambridge University, Columbia, Harvard, Yale, and University of Göttingen (Ph.D.). Furness died in 1912 in Wallingford, Pennsylvania, where he had permanently resided since 1894. Furness's family shared his enthusiasm for Shakespeare. His wife, Helen Kate Furness, was responsible for compiling  A Concordance to Shakespeare's Poems (1874), and his son Horace Howard Furness Jr. (1865-1930) took up the project of editing subsequent Variorum editions after his father’s death. Besides Horace Howard Jr, Horace and Helen had three children: Walter Rogers Furness (1861-1914), who in 1896 became a partner in the architecture firm of his uncle, Frank; William Henry Furness III (1866-1920), an explorer and ethnologist; and Caroline Augusta Furness (1873-1909), an ethnologist. For more information on Horace Howard Furness, see the article "Horace Howard Furness: Book Collector and Library Builder," and the biography  The Philadelphia Shakespeare Story: Horace Howard Furness and the New Variorum Shakespeare (New York: AMS Press, 1990), both by James M. Gibson.

Horace Howard Furness, Jr. (1865-1930) graduated from Harvard in 1888, but before approaching the Variorum project, he studied music at the University of Pennsylvania and taught physics at Episcopal Academy from 1891 to 1901. Macbeth, the first revised edition in the Variorum series under his editorship, was produced in 1903. He became a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania in 1929. Furness donated his family’s collection of books, letters, and memorabilia to the University of Pennsylvania, at the time of his death. With the gift came funds to build a space on campus to house the collection. Dedicated on April 23, 1932, and originally housed in the main library building (now the Anne & Jerome Fisher Fine Arts Library), the Memorial Library was moved to Van Pelt Library in 1962 and reconstructed in the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts in 2013.

Scope and Contents

The Horace Howard Furness Memorial Library manuscript collection consists mainly of personal correspondence to and from Rev. William Henry Furness; Horace Howard Furness; and Horace Howard Furness, Jr. It also includes several notebooks, copies of speeches and articles, and other assorted items relating to Shakespearean scholarship or to the Furness family. The collection was divided into four separate series. Series I-III include materials relating to William Henry Furness (series I), Horace Howard Furness, Sr. (series II), and Horace Howard Furness, Jr. (series III). Series IV includes letters between other correspondents, and additional materials including ephemera, clippings, images, and writings on Shakespeare and on other subjects. Researchers are encouraged to perform keyword searches for individual names or organizations. For more information on each group of materials, please refer to the descriptive notes associated to each series.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  2018 September 19

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Siel Agugliaro

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

The bulk of the collection was donated by the Furness family after the death of Horace Howard Furness, Jr. in 1930. The collection was later expanded through further acquisitions, the latest in 2013.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

At the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania:

Furness family papers, 1765-1937, MS. Coll. 481

James M. Gibson research collection on Horace Howard Furness, 1882-1985 (bulk: 1975-1985), Ms. Coll. 1331

Shakspere Society of Philadelphia records, 1851-1995, Ms. Coll. 496

Miscellaneous manuscripts, Misc Mss. Including:

Furness, Horace Howard (1833-1912), letters to George Park Fisher, undated. 2 items (2 leaves), Box 7, Folder 32

Sumner, Charles (1811-1874), letters to James T. Furness and William Henry Furness (1802-1896), 1854-1861. 8 items (8 leaves), Box 18, Folders 29-30

At the Historical Society of Pennsylvania:

Horace Howard Furness collection on the Great Central Fair, collection 0224, 1861-1867, undated

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • University of Pennsylvania. Libraries.
Family Name(s)
  • Furness Family
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Correspondence
  • Essays
  • Journals (accounts)
  • Notebooks
  • Photographs
  • Poems
  • Programs
  • Speeches
  • Travel journalism
Personal Name(s)
  • Furness, Horace Howard, 1833-1912
  • Furness, Horace Howard, 1865-1930
  • Furness, William Henry, 1802-1896
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
  • Drama--History and criticism
  • Families
  • Literature--Study and teaching
  • Theater
  • Theater--United States--19th century
  • Theater--United States--20th century
  • Theater--United States--History--19th century
  • Theater--United States--History--20th century

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Reverend William Henry Furness material.

Scope and Contents note

This series, arranged in three subseries, includes letters to and from Reverend William Henry Furness as well as writings by and about him. Subseries A includes letters sent to William Henry Furness, arranged alphabetically by sender. Subseries B. incudes letters written by Reverend Furness and is arranged alphabetically by recipient. Notable correspondents include George William Curtis, Rebecca Harding Davis, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Edward Everett Hale, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., Fanny Kemble, Emanuel Leutze, Harriet Martineau, Andrew Preston Peabody, John Sartain, Jared Sparks, William Buell Sprague, Charles Sumner, Bayard Taylor, and several other religious leaders, writers, and artists attesting the wide network of intellectual connections and interests cultivated by Furness during his lifetime. Researchers should be aware that Furness family correspondence is throughout the collection--it has been arranged, as much as possible, by recipient (as the holder of the original).

Subseries C includes a limited number of writings by William Henry Furness, such as a copy of the minutes of a temperance meeting held in Lancaster Co., Pa. (1851); some suggested mottoes for the U. S. Sanitation Commission; a poem; and an undated fragment of an article or sermon discussing Jesus and Tacitus. Enclosed in subseries C are also additional materials relating to William Henry Furness, including a poem to Furness; an account of anonymous visitor in Furness's home; and a collection of autographs assembled by Furness.

Sub A: Letter addressed to Reverend William Henry Furness.

Box Folder

Alcott, Amos Bronson, letter, 1857 February 19.

1 1

Barton, Susan R., letter, includes 4-page photocopy of each letter, 1849 June 29.

1 2

Binney, Horace, letters (Horace Binney was a prominent Philadelphia lawyer, elected to Congress in 1833), 1862-1875.

1 3

Child, Lydia Maria Francis, letter, undated.

1 4

Clarence and Mary, thank you letter from the senders regarding the service that Furness delivered at their wedding, 1884 November 14.

1 5

Combe, George, letter and several caricatures in pencil by an unidentified hand, 1839 February 28.

1 6

Curtis, George William, letter (George William Curtis was an author and orator who championed, among other causes, civil-service reform and the vote for women; was associated with Brook Farm and the Transcendentalists; and served as an editor on Harper's Magazine), 1859-1873.

1 7

Davis, Rebecca Harding, letter thanking Furness for his gift of a copy of the Variorum Tempest. (Rebecca Harding Davis was a novelist whose husband, Lucius Clarke Davis, worked for  The Philadelphia Inquirer and was later an editor of the  Philadelphia Public Ledger), undated.

1 8

Emerson, Ralph Waldo, letters and an autograph copy of Emerson's poem "The World-Soul", 1837-1857.

1 9

Emerson, Ralph Waldo, letters; a copy of the poem "Warning" by William Ellery Channing, written out by Emerson; and a manuscript in Emerson's hand of the poems "Loss and Gain" ("Virtue runs before the muse ...") and "A Fable" ("The mountain and the squirrel had a quarrel ..."), 1858-1875, undated.

1 10

Frothingham, Nathaniel Langdon, letter, 1865 April 12.

1 11

Furness, James, letter at the time of the death of William Henry Furness's wife, Annis Pulling Jenks Furness, 1885 June 11.

1 12

Furness, May, letter addressed to "My dearest Grandpa," on the death of her grandmother, Annis Pulling Jenks Furness, 1885 June 12.

1 13

Furness, N. H., letter probably to Rev. William Henry Furness, addressed to "My dear Cousin," offering "our deepest sympathy in your bereavement," likely on the occasion of the death of his wife, Annis Pulling Jenks Furness, circa 1885.

1 14

Furness, William Eliot, letter addressed to "Uncle William", 1885 June 14.

1 15

Garrison, William Lloyd, letters, 1859.

1 16

Gaskell, William, letter, 1871 August 12.

1 17

Giles, Henry, letters, 1851 July 6.

1 18

Gowen, Franklin Benjamin, letter, 1880 September 23.

1 19

Hale, Edward Everett, letters, 1850-1851.

1 20

Hale, John P., letter, 1850 May 23.

1 21

Haven, Clara and Fanny, letter addressed to "Dear Uncle William", 1885 June 17.

1 22

Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, letter, 1879 February 16.

1 23

Hill, Thomas, letter (with a note in Rev. Furness' hand noting that Hill was president of Harvard College), circa 1862-1868.

1 24

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, letters and a typewritten description, possibly from a sale, 1844-1893.

1 25

Hutton, Richard Holt, letter, 1872 October 20.

1 26

Jastrow, Marcus, letters, 1894, undated.

1 27

Kemble, Fanny, letters, undated.

1 28

Leutze, Emanuel, letter, 1847 March 28.

1 29

Martineau, Harriet, letters and 2 typewritten transcriptions, 1836-1856.

1 30

Martineau, James, letter, 1859 May 18.

1 31

M'Kim, J. Miller, letter, undated.

1 32

Mölling, Amalie, letter, undated.

1 33

Morison, John Hopkins, letter, 1885 April 24.

1 34

Palfrey, John Gorham, letter, 1858 May 4.

1 35

Parker, Theodore, letter, 1845 February 20.

1 36

Peabody, Andrew P., letters, 1870-1884.

1 37

Phillips, Stephen C., letter, 1845 June 23.

1 38

Phillips, Wendell, letters, 1860, undated.

1 39

Powell, Baden, letters, 1860 March 3.

1 40

Putnam, Alfred Porter, letter, 1876 October 28.

1 41

Putnam, George, letters, 1850-1864.

1 42

Quincy, Edmund, letter, 1851 August 21.

1 43

Quincy, Josiah, letters, 1856.

1 44

Sanborn, J. B., letters, 1857-1863.

1 45

Sartain, John, letters, 1848-1849.

1 46

Schubert, Goffhilf Heinrich von, letter (in German), 1853 March 23.

1 47

Schurz, Carl, letter, 1864 November 24.

1 48

Sedgwick, Catharine Maria, letters, 1850-1853, undated.

1 49

Sophocles, E. A., letter, 1856 July 28.

1 50

Sparks, Jared, letters, 1838-1849.

1 51

Sprague, William Buell, letter; 3 trimmed autographs attached to the letter: one of John Quincy Adams, one scrap of Philipp Melanchthon's handwriting (made in the margin of his copy of Plutarch's Lives), and one that looks like "C. R. Leslie;" and a manuscript poem in an unidentified hand, beginning "Cleopatra in a crisis/Thus relieved her mind to Isis", 1847 August 6.

1 52

Stetson, C., letter, 1847 March 18.

1 53

Sullivan, William, letter, 1838 May 11.

1 54

Sully, Thomas, letter, 1856 June 2.

1 55

Sumner, Charles, letters, 1848-1863.

1 56

Sumner, George, letter discussing his recent lecture tour of Indiana, Illinois and other "Western" states; the hostility he faced from Democrats and other supporters of Stephen Douglas; and Seward and the upcoming 1860 election (Sumner was probably the Boston economist (1817-1863)), 1860 April 24.

1 57

Walker, James, letter, 1868 October 19.

1 58

Unidentified correspondents, including a letter from "A sincere friend," a postal card, and 13 envelopes addressed to William H. Furness, undated.

1 59

Sub B: Letters from William Henry Furness.

Box Folder

Dole, Nathan Haskell, letter, possibly 1887 February 6.

1 60

Emerson, Ralph Waldo, letters, 1835-1860.

1 61

Emerson, Ralph Waldo, letters, 1862-1880.

2 1

"Mr. Ellis," letter, 1868 October 4.

2 3

Gilpin, Henry Dilworth, manuscript copy of a letter, possibly in the hand of Horace Howard Furness, undated.

2 4

Martineau, James, letters, 1888-1894, undated.

2 5

Miles, Mr., letter, 1895 March 11.

2 6

Rice, Allen Thorndike, letter concerning a North American Review article, circa 1877.

2 7

Sampson, George A., letter regarding John Sartain, 1832 July 13.

2 8

Taylor, Bayard, letter including a copy, in Rev. Furness's hand, of Taylor's poem "Cedarcroft to Lindenshade" and Furness's reply "Lindenshade to Cedarcroft", 1869 July 25.

2 9

Tyndall, Dr. , letter, 1875 November 29.

2 10

Wetherhill, Edward and Rebecca, letters, 1859-1890.

2 11

Unidentified recipients, including a letter to "Dear Madam" on the subject, "should clergymen smoke?," letter to "My dear Sir" dated December 12, 1854, and letter to "My dear Sir" concerning the "Rebelliad" by Augustus Peirce, a college classmate of Rev. Furness (Furness indicates that some of the illustrations that originally accompanied the work might have been drawn by him), 1854, 1894-1895.

2 12

Sub C: Writings by and about Reverend William Henry Furness,.

Box Folder

Anonymous account of a visitor in Rev. Furness's home, undated.

2 18

Anonymous poem to William Henry Furness, undated.

2 17

Autograph collection (contains an assortment of trimmed autographs, most arranged alphabetically in a small envelope, some glued to a separate sheet), undated.

2 15

Emerson, Ralph Waldo, ticket to a lecture by Emerson at Phillips Exeter Academy, and small watercolor painting which possibly belonged to Rev. Furness, undated.

2 16

Emerson-Furness correspondence, copy of title page and introduction to the 1910 publication, 1910.

2 19

Furness, William H., writings, including copy of the minutes of a temperance meeting held in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in December 1851; suggested mottoes for the U. S. Sanitation Commission; a poem entitled "The Invocation;" and an undated fragment of an article or sermon discussing Jesus and Tacitus, 1851, 1864, undated.

2 13

Golding's translation of book VII of Ovid's Metamorphoses together with selected passages from Shakespeare, manuscript excerpts (the excerpts are written on the stationery of the Rittenhouse Club, Philadelphia, in an unidentified hand that might be that of Rev. William Henry Furness), undated.

2 14

Hoffmann, R. Joseph, "William Henry Furness: the Transcendentalist defense of the Gospels" (includes two 12-page photocopies of the author's article, which appeared in The New England Quarterly, vol. LVI, no. 2 (June 1983), pp. 238-260), 1983.

2 20

Series II. Horace Howard Furness material.

Scope and Contents note

The bulk of the collection is contained within Series II, arranged in five subseries, and includes letters to and from Horace Howard Furness, Sr., research and writing by him and about him, and other materials relating to him. Subseries A. contains letters addressed to Horace Howard Furness, arranged alphabetically by sender. Subseries B. contains letters sent by Furness and is arranged alphabetically by recipient. The long list of correspondents include notable such figures as Edwin Booth, Tita Brand, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Clay Folger, Edmund Gosse, Fanny Kemble, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Charles Eliot Norton, Tommaso Salvini, Richard Tangye, Henry Clay Trumbull, Richard Grant White, Woodrow Wilson, and many others. Subseries B also includes a set of letters relating to the history and authenticity of a block of mulberry wood that supposedly came from a tree planted by Shakespeare (this block is now in the Horace Howard Furness Memorial Library at the University of Pennsylvania). As a whole, the correspondence gathered in this series offers a perspective on the work of Furness as a Shakespearian scholar and collector of Shakespeariana, and allows for an assessment of the influence of Shakespeare among prominent members of the contemporary artistic, intellectual, and financial world.

Researchers should be aware that Furness family correspondence is throughout the collection--it has been arranged, as much as possible, by recipient (as the holder of the original).

Subseries C gathers several writings by Horace Howard Furness, including a set of working notebooks for Variorum volumes of Shakespeare; speeches given at institutions such as the University of Pennsylvania, Bryn Mawr College, the Academy of Music, the New Theatre (Chestnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia), and the Pennsylvania Society; a diary from Furness’s trip to Europe (1856); a set of daily journals from 1867-1870; notes; and clippings.

Subseries D encloses an announcement of Furness’s honorary degree by Cambridge University, and writings about Horace Howard Furness written by multiple authors. Finally, subseries E includes additional clippings, notes, and other materials concerning Horace Howard Furness.

Sub: A. Letters addressed to Horace Howard Furness.

Box Folder

Abbott, Edwin Abbott, letter, 1888 June 21.

2 21

Abercromby, J. G., letter, 1907 September 19.

2 22

Adams, Charles Francis, letters, 1877, 1900.

2 23

Adee, Alvey A., letters, 1887-1907.

2 24

Adler, Cyrus, letters (in the letter of July 28, 1896, Adler thanks Furness for sending him some biographical sketches of Furness's father, the late Rev. Dr. William H. Furness), 1896.

2 25

Agnew, D. Hayes, letter, 1886 April 14.

2 26

Aitken, Mary Carlyle, letter, 1879 March 6.

2 27

Albani, Emma Lajeunesse, letter, 1892 March 27.

2 28

Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, letter, 1885 October 13.

2 29

[Alenauchs, George], letter, 1888 December 16.

2 30

Alexander, George, letters, 1888-1890.

2 31

Allen, George, 35 letters, 1872, undated.

2 32

Allen, George, Jr., letter, 1888 May 25.

2 33

Allibone, Samuel Austin, letters and postal card, 1879-1881.

2 34

Anonymous, letter (the author of this letter withheld his name "to make sure that you do not feel called on for the trouble of a reply"), undated.

2 35

Arber, Edward, letters, 1875-1894.

2 36

Arrowsmith, M., letter, 1889 September 3.

2 37

Ashbaugh, S. S., letters regarding the author's attempt to defend John Payne Collier against accusations of having forged Shakespeare's second Folio, and includes a copy of the preface to the author's proposed article defending Collier, 1912.

2 38

Ashbee, Edmund W., letters and receipt, 1875-1876.

2 39

Austin Baldwin & Co., letter and receipt, 1871.

2 40

Baggitt, J. W. E., letter describing the nature and history of a copy of Shakespeare's Memorial in Westminster Abbey and includes 2 photographs of the copy, 1893 June 17.

2 41

Baker, William Mumford, letter, 1882.

2 42

Bancroft, George, letters, 1880-1885.

2 43

Bancroft, John Chandler, letter, 1888 June 16.

2 44

Barnard, Francis Pierrepont, letter, 1902 January 4.

2 45

Barrell, letters (first name is indecipherable), 1884-1888.

2 46

Barrett, Lawrence, letters, 1888-1889.

2 47

Bartlett, Henrietta C., letters, 1912.

2 48

Bartlett, John, letter and a manuscript list of the author's corrections to Helen Kate Furness's A Concordance to Shakespeare's Poems (1874)), 1894-1895.

2 49

Bassett, J. M., letter, 1886 April 19.

2 50

Bates, J. H., letter, 1893 January 27.

2 51

Baxter, Ida F., letters, 1899.

2 52

Beck, James M., letters (James Montgomery Beck was U.S. District Attorney of Philadelphia and Solicitor General of the United States, as well as an amateur Shakespearian), 1911 November.

2 53

Becks, George, letters, 1891-1892.

2 54

Benet, Frances Rose, letter, circa 1895.

2 55

Bennett, Anna M., letter, 1904 March 6.

2 56

Bernard Quaritch, postal card (Bernard Quaritch was a bookshop in London), 1871-1876, 1901.

8 18

Besant, Walter, letter, 1880 August.

2 57

Biddle, Cadwalader, letters informing Furness that he was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws and that he was elected to the Board of Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania (Cadwalader Biddle was secretary of the University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees), 1879-1880.

2 58

Biddle, Craig, letter, 1892 March 18.

2 59

Biddle, S., letter, 1895 April 22.

2 60

Bierstadt, Albert, letter, 1861 November 19.

2 61

Binney, W. G., letters, 1886-1892.

2 62

Bispham, David Scull, letter, 1901 August 3.

2 63

Bittenger, Joseph Baugher, letter, 1877.

2 64

Boardman, George Dana, letters, 1880-1884.

2 65

Bok, William John, letter, 1887 July 26.

2 66

Boodle, R. W., letter, 1882.

2 67

Booth, Edwin, letters, 1884-1889, undated.

2 68

Boston Public Library, letters, 1880-1902.

2 69

Bourget, Paul, letter (in French), 1893.

2 70

Bradley, A. C., letter thanking Furness for a gift copy of Antony and Cleopatra, 1907 October 21.

3 1

Brae, Andrew Edmund, 3 letters and 1 undated note with suggested emendations to Cymbeline, 1879-1880, undated.

3 2

Brand, Tita, letters (Tita Brand was an actress who performed mostly in England in the 1890s and early 1900s and was daughter of the Wagnerian singer Marie Brema), 1900-1910, undated.

3 3

Brandl, A., letter asking Furness to read his forthcoming review of the revised edition of the Variorum Macbeth (Brandl was a German Shakespearean scholar), 1904 March 13.

3 4

Brema, Marie, letters (Marie Brema was a Wagnerian singer and mother of the actress Tita Brand), 1901, undated.

3 5

Brenon, Algernon, letter, 1898 October 13.

3 6

Brentano Brothers, letter offering a copy of the Boydell edition of Shakespeare (Bulmer & Co, 1809) for sale to Furness for $5,500, 1885 February 5.

3 7

Brewster, Katharine Grant, letters regarding the use of the word "talents" in Shakespeare's "Lover's Complaint" and remark on early English texts (Katharine Brewster was a member of the Dictionary Department of the Century Publishing Company in New York), 1891 March.

3 8

Bright, James Wilson, letter (James Wilson Bright was secretary of the Modern Language Association of America), 1895 April 18.

3 9

Brinton, Daniel Garrison, letter, 1886 September 4.

3 10

Bristol, Frank Milton, letter, 1884 March 25.

3 11

British Empire Shakespeare Society, letter regarding Furness's suggestion of a cooperative venture between the Society and a number of American universities, signed by Acton Bond, Joint Hon. Gen. Director of the Society, listed on the letterhead as Hon. Treasurer, 1911 February 20.

3 12

Broadbent, S. W., letter (Broadbent was a Philadelphia photographer), 1885 July 21.

3 13

Brown, Edward Miles, letter, 1897 October 27.

3 14

Brown, Ernest C., letter, 1909 January 13.

3 15

Brown, Henry Armitt, letters, 1873.

3 16

Browne, Irving, letters including two printed poems by and a brief printed biography of Lewis C. Browne; a printed poem by and a photomechanical portrait of Irving Browne; and a holograph poem by Irving Browne, entitled "The Telegram" (Irving Browne was editor of the Albany (N.Y.)  Law Journal and son of Lewis C. Browne, a Unitarian minister and a poet), 1888-1895.

3 17

Browne, William Hand, letters, 1891 October.

3 18

Browning, Charles Henry, letter including a newspaper clipping, 1894 November 9.

3 19

Brubaker, Albert Philson, letter, 1905 November 5.

3 20

Bryce, E. Marion, letter, 1912 April 4.

3 21

Bryce, James Bryce, letters, 1900-1911.

3 22

Bueler, W. H., letter, 1858 November 19.

3 23

Bullen, A. H., letters including two book advertisements, two checks, one postal card, and an order form, dated 1885, for privately-printed copies of Bullen's books (Bullen was the editor of Old English Plays (London, 1882-1890), the  Works of Shakespeare (Stratford, 1904-1907), and the variorum edition of Beaumont and Fletcher (London, 1904-1912)), 1882-1895.

3 24

Bullitt, John Christian, letter thanking Furness for a gift copy of Variorum edition of The Tempest (1892), circa 1892.

3 25

Bunn, Romanzo, letter regarding a reading in King Lear (according to the letterhead, Bunn was a U.S. judge), 1901 May 14.

3 26

Burgin, Caroline A., letter, 1879 February 15.

3 27

Burnet, Gilbert, letter including annotations in hand of Horace Howard Furness on second page, 1877.

3 28

Burnwell, James G., postal card (James G. Burnwell was a librarian at the Library Company of Philadelphia), 1907 June 7.

3 29

Byrne, James N., letter, undated.

3 30

C.W. Smartt & Son, letter regarding a life size oil portrait of Shakespeare at Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford which Smartt & Son produced copies of in a variety of sizes, which they offer for sale (includes one undated sepia-toned photograph labeled "Arley Brook, S.T. & 'Sancho,'" of a bearded man with a dog at the edge of a stream), possibly 1887 July 2.

3 31

Cable, Ben T., letter forwarding two photographic reproductions ("autotypes") of the title and final leaves to the Rastell edition of Chaucer (1526), inscribed to Furness from Charles Edmunds on May 8, 1883, 1884 January 18.

3 32

Cabot, Samuel, letter, 1903 August 13.

3 33

Camac, W., letter, undated.

3 34

Cameron, A., letters, 1891.

3 35

Carlyle, Alexander, writing for his uncle Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), letter thanking Furness for gift copy of King Lear and stating that his uncle considers Furness' edition "decidedly the best edition of Shakespeare yet published", 1880 April 10.

3 36

Carlyle, J., letter, 1853 April 28.

3 37

Carpenter, Harriet O., letters thanking Furness for gift copies of his editions of Shakespeare and for The Merchant of Venice (1888), circa 1886-1888.

3 38

Challiss, J. M., letter, 1892 March 23.

3 39

Chapman, Elizabeth, letter, 1912 August 9.

3 40

Charles Scribner's Sons, letter including proofs of Furness's introduction to the "Home & Haunts of Shakespeare" for corrections, 1890 December 18.

3 41

Chase, Thomas, letters, 1887-1892.

3 42

Chasles, Maria Philarète, widow of Philarète Chasles, letters including manuscript samples of her late husband's unpublished commentary to Shakespeare's Sonnets and asking Furness's opinion about the feasibility of translating the entire work into English and publishing it, circa 1875.

3 43

Chiarini, Giuseppe, letter, 1889 January 20.

3 44

Child, Francis James, letters, 1873-1894, undated.

3 45

Childress, Rufus J., letter addressing Furness as "Mr. President or Secretary of the Shakespeare Club, Philadelphia", 1908 June 12.

3 46

Childs, George William, letters, 1878 January.

3 47

Childs Hospital (Albany, NY), letter, in verse, apparently thanking Furness for a donation, 1901 July 29.

3 48

Clark, Imogen, letter, 1897 October 6.

3 49

Clark, O. B., letter, 1886 May 20.

3 50

Clarke, Creston, letters (Creston Clarke was a nephew of the actor Edwin Booth), 1889.

3 51

Clarke, G., letter, 1882 January 31.

3 52

Clarke, James Freeman, letter, 1872 December 18.

3 53

Clarke, Mary Cowden, letters to Horace Howard Furness and Helen Kate Rogers Furness (includes a letter by Clarke on "Music in Dresden" printed in the Musical Times, September 1, 1879), 1875-1896.

3 54

Clifford, John Henry, letters, 1883-1884.

3 55

Coates, Edward H., letter including a statement of W. H. Wells identifying David Garrick's cane on October 24, 1876, 1886.

3 56

Coates, Joseph Hornor, letter, 1910 March 5.

3 57

Cobb, James V., letter, 1882 February 7.

3 58

Cohn, Albert, letters, one relating to the rare edition of the "Englishe Comedien" in the Furness Library; a bill of sale; and a receipt (Albert Cohn was a German Shakespeare scholar, antiquarian from whom Furness made some purchases for his own collection, and author of Shakespeare in Germany in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries), 1873-1900.

3 59

Colburn, Jeremiah, letter, 1885 August 4.

3 60

Colby, George A., letter, 1902 December 15.

3 61

Coleman, William Macon, letter (Coleman was assistant editor of the Southern Mercury (Dallas, Texas)), 1902 March 2.

3 62

Coleridge, John Duke Coleridge, letter, 1890 January 28.

3 63

Collier, John Payne, letters, 1871-1880.

3 64

Collins, John Churton, letters, 1898-1907.

3 65

Columbia University Library, card acknowledging Furness's gift of a copy of his edition of The Merchant of Venice to the library, 1888 May 14.

3 66

Conway, Moncure Daniel, letters, 1888-1892.

3 67

Cook, Richard G., letter, including one newspaper clipping, 1912 July.

3 68

Cooke, James Francis, letter, 1911 April 29.

3 69

Cooke, Martin Warren, letter, 1887 July 21.

3 70

Corson, Hiram, letters (Hiram Corson, originally a Philadelphian, was librarian at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., and also as a teacher and writer about literature and spiritualism. From 1870 to 1903 he taught at Cornell University. He was the author of An Introduction to the Study of Shakespeare (1889)), 1872-1909.

3 71

Coulton, Harland, letter, undated.

3 72

Cowen, Esek, letter referring to his article in the Variorum Merchant of Venice, ed. H. H. Furness, (Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1888), 405-409, which was abridged from "Shylock v. Antonio" (  Albany Law Journal, 5 (1872), 193-196), 1888 July 13.

3 73

Craig, W. J., letter, 1901 November 25.

4 1

Crilly, F. J., letter requesting Furness to come to the customs office to pick up a refund check for excess of duty collected on an imported book (F. J. Crilly was Special D'y Collector in the Office of the Collector of Customs, Port of Philadelphia), 1893 May 5.

4 2

Crosby, Joseph (a student and collector of Shakespeariana from Zanesville, Ohio, and whose library was auctioned in New York in 1886 (the catalog for his library is in the Furness Collection)), letters, 1879-1880.

4 3

Cuningham, Henry, letter, 1894 July.

4 4

Curtis, Benjamin F., letter, 1886 June 8.

4 5

Da Costa, J. M., letter, 1886 April 11.

4 6

Daily Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia, letter, signed by Francis Wells, asking about Furness's interpretation of Portia's "quality of mercy" speech from  The Merchant of Venice, which he wishes to use in connection with the S.P.C.A., 1879.

4 7

Daly, Augustin, letters (including a typewritten transcription of a portion of the letter dated March 22, 1892), 1886-1895.

4 8

Damirales, Michael N., letter regarding Shakespearian subjects (Damirales was Secretary of the National Bank of Greece), 1893 March 23.

4 9

Dana, Charles Edmund, letter comparing the daily casualty averages of the Union in the American Civil War with those of the Germans in the Franco-Prussian War (includes a 3-page article on 14th- and 15th-century artillery), undated.

4 10

Daniel, P. A., letter, 1885 August 19.

4 11

Darmesteter, James, letters (in French), 1881.

4 12

Daves, Edward Graham, notes, 1880-1886.

4 13

Davis, Cushman Kellogg, letter, possibly 1882 January 24.

4 14

Davis, Horace, letter offering Davis's opinions on the Sonnets and pointing out "a few trifling errors" in Helen Kate Furness's A Concordance to Shakespeare's Poems (1874), 1886 August 7.

4 15

Davis, L. Clarke, letters and newspaper clipping of a review of Furness's edition of The Merchant of Venice which appeared in the  Public Ledger on June 9, 1888 (Lucius Clarke Davis worked for  The Philadelphia Inquirer before becoming an editor of the  Philadelphia Public Ledger and his wife was the novelist Rebecca Harding Davis), 1880-1899.

4 16

Davis, Rebecca Harding, letters thanking Furness for his gift of a copy of the Variorum Tempest (Rebecca Harding Davis was a novelist and her husband, Lucius Clarke Davis, worked for  The Philadelphia Inquirer and was later an editor of the  Philadelphia Public Ledger), circa 1892.

4 17

Dawson, Eric Allen, letter (includes a 2-page mimeograph entitled "Deed given by William and John Combe to Shakespeare in May, 1602, for 107 acres of land in Old Stratford" and a 1-page mimeograph excerpt of Hamlet's speech in Act V, scene 1), 1901 December 4.

4 18

Dawson, George, letter, 1875 March 24.

4 19

Deighton, Kenneth, letters, a recommendation written by Furness for Deighton, and a copy of the M.A. exam given at Calcutta University (Deighton taught in India where he eventually became Inspector of Schools), 1881-1894.

4 20

Delius, Nicolaus, letter, in appreciation for the dedication of the Variorum Hamlet to the Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft, 1877 November 22.

4 21

Demmon, Isaac Newton, letters (Demmon was a member of the Department of English and Rhetoric at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor), 1893-1899.

4 22

Denison, Ernest Beckett, wedding invitation to Mr. and Mrs. Furness for the wedding of Miss Katherine Tracy and Mr. William Henry Hurlbert, before 1890.

4 23

Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft, letters (in German and English) formally acknowledging the dedication of the Variorum Hamlet to the Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft, signed by August Freiherr von Loën and Wilhelm Öchelhäuser, vice-presidents of the Society and Paul von Bojanowski, a representative for the Society), 1877-1907.

4 24

Dewey, Mary, letter containing verses about Furness's ear trumpet (includes an explanatory note in Furness's hand, in which he indicates that he gave a reading in Boston in March 1895 and lost his ear trumpet there; it was returned to him the next morning by Mary Dewey, accompanied by these initialed verses), 1895.

4 25

Dey, E. M., letters, 1897.

4 26

Dithmar, Edward Augustus, letter discussing the author's review of the Variorum Tempest (1892), circa 1892.

4 27

Doane, William Croswell, letter, 1878 April 18.

4 28

Dornheim, Frank R., letters apologizing on learning that Furness does not find his work satisfactory and asking Furness to give explicit directions in the future regarding his wishes; and asking Furness for a copy of the Variorum Antony and Cleopatra, on which Dornheim worked (Dornheim was a proof-reader at Westcott and Thomson, the Philadelphia typesetting firm that produced the Variorum volumes for Furness), 1907.

4 29

Douse, Thomas Le Marchant, letter presenting Furness with a copy of the author's monograph "Examination of an old manuscript preserved in the library of the Duke of Northumberland at Alnwick and sometimes called the Northumberland Manuscript", 1904 November 9.

4 30

Dowden, Edward, letters (Edward Dowden was an Irish author and Shakespearian critic who was educated at Queen's College, Cork and graduated from Trinity College, Dublin in 1863, where he became professor of English in 1867), 1883-1907.

4 31

Doyle, John Thomas, letter, 1887 May 6.

4 32

Du Maurier, George, letters, 1895-1896.

4 33

[Dunne, John Francis], letters, 1905, undated.

4 34

Dyer, Louis, letter, 1896 August 28.

4 35

Earl, Marie Bonner, letter, undated.

4 36

Easton, Morton William, letter, 1899 December 16.

4 37

Editorial Research Company, letters signed by J.P. Lamberton, secretary, and two receipts, 1888.

4 38

Edmonds, Charles, letter and receipts, 1874.

4 39

Edwards, Henry, letters, 1888.

4 40

Eliot, Charles William, president of Harvard University, letters, 1872-1900.

4 41

Ellis, Charles, letters and a copy of Ellis's commentary on Sonnet 39 (Charles Ellis was author of The Christ in Shakspeare (3rd edition, 1902)), 1903-1906.

4 42

Elze, Karl, letters (in English and in German), 1874-1888.

4 43

Emerson, Ralph Waldo, letter discussing Herman Grimm's article on Hamlet and Karl Werder's Vorlesungen über Shakespeares Hamlet (later published in English as  The Heart of Hamlet's mystery), 1875 June 24.

4 44

Essex, Henry, letter, 1898 January 25.

4 45

Evans, F. Cridland, letter, 1910 April 27.

4 46

Everett, William, letters, 1903-1904.

4 47

F., E., letter, from Boston, offering botanical opinion about a plant mentioned in King Lear, 1880 April 6.

4 48

Faculté des lettres de Paris, letter (in French) thanking Furness for donating a book (the signature on the letter is indecipherable), 1898 December 14.

4 49

Fairchild, Arthur Henry Rolfe, letter, 1904 February 4.

4 50

Fay, Edwin Whitfield, letter, 1909 February 15.

4 51

Fell, John R., letter, 1893 February 18.

4 52

Fields, Annie, letter, 1895 April 23.

4 53

Fields, James Thomas, letters, 1873-1880.

4 54

Fish, Asa I., letters, 1875, 1878.

4 55

Fish, Asa I., notice of an Administrator's Sale of "very choice wines and liquors, the private stock of the late Asa I. Fish, Esq." M. Thomas & Sons, Auctioneers, 21 June 1879, 1879.


Fitzgerald, Thomas, letter, undated.

4 56

Fleay, Frederick Gard, letters, 2 postal cards, 1 newspaper clipping, one card of notes, and a 3-page photocopy of the letter, 1879-1907.

4 57

Flemming, Otto, letter (in German) written on the letterhead of the Electric Telegraph Works, Philadelphia, 1871 August 23.

4 58

Folger, Henry Clay, letters, 1892-1907.

4 59

Forbes, Edith Emerson, letter (includes a letter from Ralph Waldo Emerson to Mary Howland Russell, dated May 7, 1860, which Edith Emerson Forbes is sending on to Furness), 1860, 1898.

4 60

Forbes-Robertson, Johnston, letters, 1903-1904.

4 61

Foss, letter addressed to "My dear editor," thanking Furness for sending him a copy of the Variorum Antony and Cleopatra (1907) and informing Furness that he is working on a biography of George Washington, circa 1907.

4 62

Foulke, William Dudley, letter, 1886 May 7.

4 63

Francis, Philip W., letter inquiring about a passage in A Midsummer Night's Dream (includes Furness's reply), 1911 January.

4 64

Francis, Thomas, letter, 1871 March 26.

4 65

Frank, Henry, letter and 2 advertisements for a lecture series by Henry Frank and for his book, The tragedy of Hamlet: a psychological study, 1911.

4 66

Freeman, Edward Augustus, letter (includes a 2-page typewritten copy of the letter), 1882 March 22, undated.

4 67

Friesen, Hermann, letter (in German) expressing appreciation to Furness for dedicating the Variorum Hamlet to the Deutsche Schakespeare-Gesellschaft, 1877 November 22.

4 68

Frost, Edwin Collins, letter, 1906 April 24.

4 69

Furness, Caroline Augusta, letters written from Bar Harbor, Maine (Caroline Augusta Furness was the daughter of Horace Howard Furness and married Horace Jayne in 1894), 1896, undated.

4 70

Furness, Evans & Co., letter, indicating enclosure of a bill (not included) for alterations to Horace Howard Furness's house in Wallingford, Pennsylvania (Furness, Evans & Co. was the architectural firm of Walter Rogers Furness, son of Horace Howard Furness), 1894 May 29.

5 1

Furness, Fannie Miller Fassitt, letter, undated.

5 2

[Furness, H. K., or Furness, H. R.], letter, 1896 August 3.

5 3

Furness, Helen Bullitt, letters thanking Furness for sending her a remembrance of his late wife, Helen Kate Rogers Furness and for sending her some specimens of Walter's poetic translations (Helen Bullitt Furness was the wife of Horace Howard Furness's son Walter Rogers Furness), 1895, undated.

5 4

Furness, Louise Brooks Winsor, letters and a clipping with a Christmas lunch menu, 1894, undated.

5 5

Furness, Walter Rogers, letters (Walter Rogers Furness, son of Horace Howard Furness, was a Philadelphia architect in the firm Furness, Evans & Co.), 1884-1896, undated.

5 6

Furness, William Eliot, letters, 1896.

5 7

Furness, William Henry (father), letters, undated.

2 2

Furnivall, Frederick James, letters and cards, 1869-1907.

5 8

G.P. Putnam's Sons, letter concerning an edition of Othello (letter is misaddressed "Rev. H. H. Furness, D.D., Wallingford, Pa."), 1890 August 28.

5 9

Gallagher, Helen Mar Pierce, letter, 1907 September 18.

5 10

Gardette, Charles Demarais, letter, 1865 March 20.

5 11

Garnett, Richard, letters, 1892-1904.

5 12

Gerson, T. Perceval, letters (Gerson was a physician who attended the University of Pennsylvania), 1908.

5 13

Gilbert, Dora Anne, letter, 1896 October 18.

5 14

Gilder, Joseph Benson, letter and poem "Fear no more", 1884 October 28.

5 15

Giles, Henry, letters, 1873, undated.

5 16

Gill, Watson, letters, 1875.

5 17

Gladstone, W. E., letters thanking Furness for sending him a copy of the Variorum King Lear (1880), 1879-1880.

5 18

Godwin, Parke, letter, undated.

5 19

Goodwin, William Watson, letters, 1880-1895.

5 20

Gosse, Edmund, letters, 1885-1900.

5 21

Gover, Amos M., letter informing Furness of upcoming lecture on Hamlet by Rev. D. J. Stafford and a flier advertising the lecture and providing information on Dr. Stafford, a Catholic clergyman, who gave lectures on Shakespeare and other literary topics (Amos Gover was a partner in the Washington, D.C. talent management firm Gover & Gulick, together with Charles L. Gulick), 1897.

5 22

Graves, Eliza S., printed card soliciting funds for the rebuilding of the church in Stratford-on-Avon where Shakespeare is buried with a manuscript note on the reverse indicating that the card originally accompanied a piece of decayed wood from the stalls of the old church, which appear to have dated to the 15th century, undated.

5 23

Green, Bennett Wood, letter, 1902 March 1.

5 24

Greet, Philip Barling Ben, letters, 1910-1912.

5 25

Guitéras, Juan, letter, 1894 October 27.

5 26

Haddon, Alfred C., letters and a portrait photograph of Haddon, 1904-1910, undated.

5 27

Hale, Edward Everett, letters, 1854-1908.

5 28

Hales, John W., letters thanking Furness for gift copies of Othello (1886),  The Merchant of Venice (1888),  The Tempest (1892) and  A Midsummer Night's Dream (1895) (John Wesley Hales was Professor of English Language and Literature at King's College (London)), circa 1886-1895.

5 29

Hall, Fitzedward, letters, 1892-1895.

5 30

Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O., letters, newspaper clipping, and article concerning the performance date of Othello, 1865-1888.

5 31

Hammersly, George, letters, 1871.

5 32

Hammond, William Alexander, letter, 1886 May 2.

5 33

Haney, John Louis, letters (Haney was a professor of English and president of Central High School in Philadelphia and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1929), 1898.

5 34

Hanford, Charles B., letter, 1906 August 11.

5 35

Harding, William Henry, letter probably regarding the birth of the child of Mrs. Wister, sister of Horace Howard Furness, and letters, dated 1965, pertaining to attempts to decipher the difficult signature, possibly 1866, 1965.

5 36

Harding, W. W., letter, 1883 January 19.

5 37

Hardy, J. M., letter, 1886 April 14.

5 38

Hart, Abraham, letter, 1871.

5 39

Hartshorne, Mary Rogers, letter addressing Furness as "Dear Cousin Horace", 1895 April 21.

5 40

Harvard University Library, formal acknowledgement of Furness' gift to the Library of a copy of the Variorum King Lear, 1880 March 16.

5 41

Haseltine, John W., letter, 1882 December 5.

5 42

Haupt, Paul, letters, 1899-1907.

5 43

Hay, Henry Hanby, letter and printed copy of the poem "An Ode to Shakespeare," written by Hay in honor of Robert Mantell, "in recognition of his noble revival of Shakespearean plays", 1908 March.

5 44

Heard, Franklin Fiske, letter giving personal information, the writer thanks Furness, on behalf of The Furness Club [Boston], for donating a copy of the Variorum Merchant of Venice (1888) to the Club), 1888 May 25.

5 45

Hedge, Frederic Henry, letters, 1888, undated.

5 46

Hemphill, A. J., letters, 1898.

5 47

Henderson, William George, letter, 1888 February 4.

5 48

Hersey, Heloise Edwina, letter, 1892 March 18.

5 49

Hersh, B. F., letter, 1908 December 1.

5 50

Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, letter, 1875 February 6.

5 51

Historical Society of Pennsylvania, letter, signed by F. D. Stone, Librarian of the Historical Society, 1885 August 5.

5 52

Hoag, Clarence Gilbert, letters, 1898.

5 53

Holbrook, D. M., letters, 1911-1912.

5 54

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, letters (including a typewritten description, possibly from a sale), 1887, undated.

5 55

Howard Publishing Co., letters concerning the cipher writings of Sir Francis Bacon in Shakespeare's plays indicating that a copy of Orville W. Owen's work on this subject was being sent to Furness (one letter was misaddressed to "Rev. Horace H. Furness" and was signed O. W. Owen), 1894.

5 56

Howe, Julia Ward, letter, 1864 November 25.

5 57

Hudson, Henry Norman, letters, an autograph copy of a letter sent by Hudson to Joseph Parker Norris, and newspaper clipping of Hudson's letter to the editor of The Nation, 1870-1885.

5 58

Hunt, William, letters, thanking Furness for a copy of Variorum Othello (1886), 1860-1886.

5 59

Hunter, George W., letters, 1864-1865.

5 60

Hunter, Isabel, note and copy of author's poem, "On Shakespeare's gloves, seen at the house of Mr. Horace Howard Furness", 1888 January 28.

5 61

Huntington, William Henry, letters, 1856-1857.

5 62

Husted, Hudson O., letters and 3-page manuscript extract from 1866 Central Park Report, signed by Andrew H. Green, Comptroller of the Park, regarding the Shakespeare monument in Central Park, New York City, 1870.

5 63

Hutchins, Mary H., letters, 1906, undated.

5 64

Hutt, A. Granger, letters; a receipt from the Villon Society to Furness for 3 guineas, the price of his subscription for John Payne's translation of Boccaccio's Decameron, which the Society was issuing; and 2 copies of the printed subscription announcement for this edition, one of which is inscribed by Hutt, 1886.

5 65

Hutton, Laurence, letter, 1893.

5 66

Ingleby, Clement Mansfield, letters and notes (includes a letter dated 17 June 1875 to Ingleby from S. Mullins of the Central Free Library, Birmingham (England); Ingleby wrote his comments on the same sheet and forwarded it to Furness. Also includes a note by the Rev. J. B. Dykes; a recent note suggesting possible dates for this and other letters; and a note from Ingleby, dated 10 August 1875, in which Ingleby attests to the authenticity of a piece of oak supposed to come from a tree at Shakespeare's birthplace. Many of the letters are not in Ingleby's hand, since he was afflicted with eye trouble and dictated much of his correspondence), 1872-1886.

5 67

Intlekofer, Edward, letter (Intlekofer was a disabled soldier of the Civil War living in the National Military Home in Montgomery County and was interested in Shakespeare), 1893 October 24.

5 68

Irving, Henry, letters (including an undated letter to J. L. Toole which is accompanied by a note from Furness stating that Toole gave it to him in 1879), circa 1879-1900.

5 69

Irwin, Agnes, letter thanking Furness for his gift of a copy of the Variorum Othello (1886) and a Shakespearean note from James Bradley Thayer, which Agnes Irwin was sending to Furness, 1879-1886, undated.

5 70

Isaacs, Nathan, letter (Nathan Isaacs was a lawyer at the Cincinnati law firm of Isaacs & Bevis, professor of law, and author of books about legal matters), 1911 September 18.

5 71

J.B. Lippincott & Co., letters, 1874-1911.

6 1

Jackson, A. W., letter, 1901 February 7.

6 2

Jackson, Ebenezer, letter, 1871 April 29.

6 3

Jackson, Margaret E., letter (for Furness' reply see: The Letters of Horace Howard Furness (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1922), vol. I, pp. 340-41), 1897 October 25.

6 4

Jaggard, William, letter and receipt for a copy of Jaggard's Shakespeare Bibliograpy and 2 advertisements for it, one in the form of a pamphlet (Jaggard was associated with the Shakespeare Press in Stratford-on-Avon), 1911, undated.

6 5

James, Henry, letters, including xerox copy of each letter, 1911.

6 6

James, William, letters, 1910.

6 7

Jamison, Lloyd McKim, letter, 1883 April 17.

6 8

Jastrow, Morris, letters, some of which are in the hand of Morris Jastrow's wife, Helen Bachman Jastrow, 1888-1912.

6 9

Jayne, Horace, letter (Jayne was Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania and was married to Caroline Augusta Furness, daughter of Horace Howard Furness), 1896 September 11.

6 10

Jefferson, Joseph, letter (Jefferson was an American actor), undated.

6 11

Jefferys, C. P. B., letter, 1890 September 15.

6 12

Jerrold, Blanchard, letters, 1871, 1879.

6 13

Jewish Messenger, letter concerning Furness's inquiry about the Jewish Record for February 1863 containing a Jewish version of the  Merchant of Venice (Isaac S. Isaacs), 1871 March 1.

6 14

John, king of Saxony, letter (in German) copied by amanuensis and signed by a minister of the royal household in Dresden, 1873 June 30.

6 15

Johns Hopkins University, invitation to attend a ceremony presenting a bust of Sidney Lanier to Johns Hopkins University, 1888 January 26.

6 16

Johnson, Charles Frederick, letters, 1908, undated.

6 17

Johnson, Henry, letters and reprinted leaf from Johnson's edition of A Midsummer Night's Dream (Henry Johnson was on the faculty of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine), 1887-1888.

6 18

Johnson, Robert Underwood, letters and notice concerning a proposed banquet honoring the Shakespearean actor Tommaso Salvini, 1883-1907.

6 19

Johnson, William Woolsey, letter, 1894 January 19.

6 20

Johnson's Universal Cyclopædia, letters asking Furness to revise Richard Grant White's article on Shakespeare from the Cyclopædia, 1893.

6 21

Jones, William R., letter, 1879 November 20.

6 22

Jordan, Mary Augusta, letter, 1912 March 30.

6 23

Jordan, Wilhelm, letter (in German) (Wilhelm Jordan was the author of Shakespeares Dramatische Werke), 1872 March 23.

6 24

Journalists' Club, Philadelphia, letter signed by H.F. Keenan, president, 1883 March.

6 25

Jusserand, J. J., letters, 1904-1912.

6 26

Kellogg, Abner Otis, letter, 1879 August 12.

6 27

Kemble, Fanny, letters, one providing the provenance of "Shakespeare's gloves," which she presented to Horace Howard Furness, 1873-1892, undated.

6 28

Kennedy, Charles Rann, letters, one of which contains a postscript by Kennedy's wife, Edith Wynne Matthison Kennedy, in which she quotes G. B. Shaw's comments on C. Rann Kennedy's latest play, 1902-1912.

6 29

Kennedy, Edith Wynne Matthison, letter (Edith Wynne Matthison Kennedy was married to Charles Rann Kennedy (1871-1950)), 1904 November 4.

6 30

Kennedy, William Sloane, letter, 1900 July 8.

6 31

Kidder, Christabel W., letters, 1906, undated.

6 32

Kirk, Ellen Olney, letters, undated.

6 33

Kirk, John Foster, letters, 1880-1891, undated.

6 34

Knapp, Arthur Mason, letters, 1885.

6 35

Knerr, Calvin B., letter (in English and German) including a Shakespearean note in German from Constantine Hering, which Knerr is forwarding to Furness), 1875 February 2.

6 36

Knight, Joseph, letters and a photograph of Knight, 1881-1905.

6 37

Köhler, Reinhold, letter and postal card (Reinhold Köhler was a member of the German Shakespeare Society in Weimar), 1880, 1888.

6 38

Krauth, C. P., letter (Krauth was a member of the Shakspere Society of Philadelphia), 1875 February 3.

6 39

L., M. M., letter thanking Furness for a gift copy of A Midsummer Night's Dream (1895) and discussing members of Furness's family, possibly 1895 April 26.

6 40

Lane, George Martin, letters, 1868, 1878.

6 41

Lang, Andrew, letters, 2 pages of notes, 1 clipping, and 1 advertisement, 1900-1912, undated.

6 42

Lanier, Sidney, letter, 1878 October 17.

6 43

Lathrop, George Parsons, letters, 1882-1896.

6 44

Law, Ernest Philip Alphonse, letters and clipping from The Times of London dated December 26, 1911, 1911.

6 45

Lea, Henry Charles, letter, 1893 February 24.

6 46

Lee, Sidney, letters, 1889-1904.

6 47

Leidy, Joseph, letters, 1886-1890.

6 48

Leland, Charles Godfrey, letters (two of the letters have illuminated capital letters) and poem by Leland, "Evening Star Waltz," copied in Furness' hand, 1880-1882, undated.

6 49

Lemcke & Buechner, letter (Lemcke & Buechner was a bookselling and publishing firm.), 1907 April 18.

6 50

Leo, F. A., letters (For a reference to Leo's letter of 30 March 1898, see The Letters of Horace Howard Furness, vol. II, pp. 8-9) and checklist of Furness/Leo correspondence in the Folger Library (inventoried by Prof. Dr. Werner Habicht, Universität Würzburg, October 1991), 1880, 1895, 1898, 1991.

6 51

Leutze, Emanuel, letter, undated.

6 52

Lewis, C. W., letters and post card, 1887, 1901, 1907.

6 53

Library Company of Philadelphia, letters signed by Lloyd P. Smith and James G. Barnwell, 1883-1888, 1903.

6 54

Liddel, Mark Harvey, letter, undated.

6 55

Lippe, Adolph, letter and a note by William E. Miller, dated February 1980, providing information about Adolph Lippe obtained by Frances James Dallett, archivist of the University of Pennsylvania, 1886, 1980.

6 56

Lloyd, James Hendrie, letter and offprint of his article, "The so-called Oedipus-complex in Hamlet," which Lloyd read before the Philadelphia Neurological Society on February 24, 1911 and was published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, LVI (13 May 1911), pp. 1377-1379, 1911.

6 57

Loën, August, letter (Baron von Loën was a vice-president of the German Shakespeare Society), 1877 November 30.

7 1

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, letters, one introducing John Fiske to Furness; and an undated portrait engraving of Longfellow, 1870-1880, undated.

7 2

Longfellow, Samuel, letter, 1859 November 4.

7 3

Lounsbury, Thomas Raynesford, letter, 1907 October 2.

7 4

Lowell, James Russell, letters and an undated portrait engraving of Lowell with a facsimile of his signature, 1888-1890, undated.

7 5

Lunt, A. T., letter, 1885 September 25.

7 6

M. Thomas & Sons, letter and receipts, 1871-1874.

7 7

Mackay, Charles, letter, 1885 July 13.

7 8

Mackenzie, R. Shelton, letter, 1873 April 21.

7 9

Madden, Dodgson Hamilton, letter, 1898 November 13.

7 10

Mallery, Garrick, letter and a clipping from The Daily Graphic of December 4, 1877, 1877.

7 11

Malone, John, letter and author's notes on Hamlet, 1893 March 17.

7 12

Manley, Frederick, letter presenting Furness with a copy of The Merchant of Venice, edited by him for use in schools (written on the letterhead of C. C. Birchard & Company, Boston), 1901 December 14.

7 13

Manly, John Matthews, letter, 1896 December 11.

7 14

March, Francis Andrew, letters inviting Furness to attend the 1873 and 1874 annual meetings of the American Philological Association and read papers, 1873-1874.

7 15

Marlowe, Julia, letters and wedding announcement, 1890, 1910-1911.

7 16

Marriott, Elizabeth, letter discussing the question of Baconian authorship of Shakespeare's works, 1899 May 10.

7 17

Marsh, John Fitchett, letters, 1877.

7 18

Martin, Helena Faucit, letters, 1889-1896.

7 19

Martin, Myra B., letter inviting Furness to the Society's celebration of Shakespeare's birthday, to be held on 23 April 1912 (Martin was the president of The Shakespeare Club of New York City), 1912 March 29.

7 20

Martin, Theodore, letters, 1889-1907.

7 21

Mason, Edward Tuckerman, letters, 1890, 1911.

7 22

Massey, Gerald, letter, 1873 March 17.

7 23

Matthews, Albert, letter, 1905 November 14.

7 24

Mayor, Joseph B., letter, 1908 August 1.

7 25

McCamant, Frances W., letter, 1909 December 16.

7 26

McClellan, Katherine Elizabeth, letter and note indicating that the letter was found laid into a copy of Margaret Crosby Munn's Will Shakespeare of Stratford and London (New York, 1910), 1911 June 27.

7 27

McCook, Henry C., letters, including 4 pages of Shakespeare quotations concerning spiders, 1891.

7 28

McMaster, John Bach, letter, 1892 March 21.

7 29

McMichael, Morton, letter, 1880 April 2.

7 30

Meredith, E. A., letter and clipping of an article in which Meredith suggests an emendation in All's Well That Ends Well, 1891 August 26.

7 31

Messchert, Matthew Huizinga, letter thanking Furness for gift copy of A Midsummer Night's Dream (Messchert was a member of the Shakspere Society of Philadelphia who was elected treasurer in 1858), possibly 1895 April 17.

7 32

Metcalf, Henry Aiken, letters and notes on Macbeth, 1901-1902, undated.

7 33

Middleton, P., letter, possibly 1894 November 1.

7 34

Millard, Clara, receipt, 1891 July 23.

7 35

Miller, DeWitt, letter discussing Hamlet, (this might be J. DeWitt Miller, who was also a correspondent of Horace Howard Furness, Jr.), undated.

7 36

Millward, A. Sydney, letters, 1892, undated.

7 37

Mitchell, S. Weir, letters and autograph poem, "Henry the Fifth," signed and dated June 1897, at Venice (compare a variant version in The Complete Poems (New York: The Century Co., 1914), pp. 362-363)), 1876-1910, undated.

7 38

Moberly, Charles E., letter, 1880 March 25.

7 39

Monty, Flora A., letter, 1911 November 12.

7 40

Mook, [C.]. [?], letter, 1897 March 23.

7 41

Moore, Charles Leonard, letter, 1892 November 30.

7 42

Morgan, Appleton, letters and clipping (Appleton Morgan was president of the Shakespeare Society of New York), 1888-1908.

7 43

Morris, Harrison S., letters, 1895-1903.

7 44

Moulton, Richard Green, letters, 1899, 1909, undated.

7 45

Murray, James Augustus Henry, letters, pamphlets, and clippings concerning the Philological Society's New English Dictionary, soliciting extracts from readers for inclusion in the Dictionary, 1879-1881, undated.

7 46

Murray, John, letter concerning Furness's request for information about the author of an article (Gerald Massey) that had appeared in the Quarterly Review, published in London (includes a note indicating that this letter was laid into the July 1871 issue of the  Quarterly Review (vol. 131, no. 261), which contains Massey's article (on pp. 1-46)), 1911 June 26.

7 47

Naff, H. W., letter, 1888 May 6.

7 48

Neilson, Lilian Adelaide, letters, 1873, undated.

7 49

New Shakspere Society (London, England), letters and cash receipt for 10 guineas for a special donation that Furness made to the Society, signed by A. G. Snelgrove, Hon. Sec., 1874-1880.

7 50

Nichols, G. H., letter, possibly 1873 November 27.

7 51

Nicholson, Brinsley, letters, 1881-1891.

7 52

Nolan, Edward J., letter written on the stationery of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1880 February 2.

7 53

Norris, Isaac, letter, 1898 February 11.

7 54

Norris, Joseph Parker, letters, copy of the poem "Antony and Cleopatra" by William Haines Lytle, and 8 pages of notes on King Lear, 1872-1895.

7 55

Norton, Charles Eliot, letters, one of which is incomplete, 1879-1907.

7 56

Norton, Grace, letters, one thanking Furness for note, 1903, undated.

7 57

Noyes, John Buttrick, letters, newspaper clippings, and essay on Shakespeare, 1902-1908.

7 58

Oakes, James, letters, one regarding an edition of Shakespeare saved from a fire in Edwin Forrest's library with Folio pages enclosed, 1873.

7 59

Öchelhäuser, Wilhelm, letter thanking Furness for copy of Variorum Hamlet (1877), dedicated to the Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft (Öchelhäuser was Vice-President of the Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft), 1877 November 29.

7 60

O'Neil, James, letters, a supposed facsimile of the title page of an edition of Shakespeare's poems published in Philadelphia in 1796 by Bioren and Maden, and a page of notes by Furness in which Furness refutes O'Neil's belief that he possesses a copy of the first American edition of Shakespeare's poems (Furness believes that the first American edition was published in Boston in 1807), 1893.

7 61

Opdyche, L. E., letter and bibliography (in English and Modern Greek), including Shakespeare bibliography in Modern Greek), 1894 July 3.

7 62

Orson, S. W., letter and postal cards, 1893-1894.

7 63

Pallis, Alexander, letters and notes on As You Like It, 1911.

8 1

Parrott, Thomas Marc, letters and six typed pages of observations on Titus Andronicus (Thomas Marc Parrott was on the faculty of Princeton University), 1902-1903, undated.

8 2

Parsons, James Challis, letter, 1873 November 5.

8 3

Peirce, James Mills, letter, 1888 May 30.

8 4

Pepper, Frances Sergeant, letter thanking Furness for his gift copy of one of his Variorum Shakespeare editions (Frances Sergeant Pepper was the wife of William Pepper (1843-1898), who was Provost of the University of Pennsylvania from 1881 to 1894), circa 1892.

8 5

Pepper, William, letter (William Pepper was Provost of the University of Pennsylvania from 1881 to 1894), 1886 April 7.

8 6

Perkins, Theodore B., letter and several transcriptions from books in the Boston Public Library, 1876 April 15.

8 7

Perry, Thomas Sergeant, letter, 1905 May 18.

8 8

Pessels, Constance, letter, 1892 May 28.

8 9

Phin, John, letters, one includes a 2-page typed note on Henry IV, Part 1, 1901, 1910.

8 10

Platt, Isaac Hull, letters, 1907-1908, undated.

8 11

Pollock, Lady Emma Jane, letter (Pollock published "The little people and other tales" in 1874), circa 1910.

8 12

Pollock, Walter Herries, letters, 1909-1911.

8 13

Porter, Charlotte Endymion, letters, one thanking Furness for his gift of the seventh volume of the Variorum Shakespeare ( The Merchant of Venice), published in 1888, circa 1888, 1905.

8 14

Pratt, Edward Ellerton, letter, 1895 April 18.

8 15

Prince, William Cowper, letters, 1856-1857.

8 16

Putnam, George, letter, 1888 May 14.

8 17

Quincy, Josiah Phillips, letter, 1874 August 26.

8 19

Radford, George Heynes, letter, 1892 February 7.

8 20

Raleigh, Walter Alexander, letter, 1911 April 3.

8 21

Randolph, A. M. F., letter informing Furness that he was sending a copy of "The Trial of Sir John Falstaff"(A. M. F. Randolph was a court reporter in the Supreme Court of the State of Kansas), 1893 October 10.

8 22

Rawle, Francis, letter and the printed pamphlet "Appellees' Paper Book" in the appeal of N. Snellenburg, et al. to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania which Rawle believes is similar to the trial scene in The Merchant of Venice (Francis Rawle was an attorney in Philadelphia), 1911.

8 23

Reed, Henry, letter, 1887 March 7.

8 24

Rehan, Ada, letter (Ada Rehan was an Irish-American actress), 1890 May 1.

8 25

Reilly, John, letters and a newspaper clipping, 1882-1897, undated.

8 26

Rendle, William, letter, 1888 June 23.

8 27

Repplier, Agnes, letters, 1890-1910, undated.

8 28

Richardson, Locke, letters, 1895-1897, undated.

8 29

Robinson, Helena Weir, letter, 1901 April 16.

8 30

Rogers, Fairman, letter written from Nice, France, 1896 February 6.

8 31

Rogers, Frederick, bound letters and subscription book requesting Furness's support for the Christopher Marlowe Memorial (Frederick Rogers was an Honorary Secretary of the Christopher Marlowe Memorial in London), circa 1889-1897.

8 32

Rolfe, W. J., letters, one discussing Furness's newly-appeared Variorum edition of Macbeth, which was published in 1873; a photograph, dated April 10, 1897, of "Juliet's tomb" in Verona, identified and initialed by Rolfe; a clipping from  The Literary World (August 1902) consisting of a review of Judge Thomas E. Webb's book,  The Mystery of William Shakespeare (London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1902), in which Webb argues for Baconian authorship of Shakespeare's works; an undated photograph of "Josephine Jr.," identified and initialed by Rolfe; and a clipping summarizing Rolfe's life, printed after his death; and an article by Rolfe entitled "Furness's edition of Shakespeare" that appeared in  The Critic in October 1900, 1873-1908, undated.

8 33

Ropes, John Codman, letter, 1872 June 11.

8 34

Rosengarten, J. G., letter, 1885 June 17.

8 35

Rushton, William Lowes, letters, 1897, 1908.

8 36

Russell, Edward Richard Russell, letter, 1888 August 20.

8 37

Rutledge, Archibald, letters, 1911.

8 38

Ryan, Patrick John, letter (Patrick John Ryan was the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Philadelphia), 1899 January 24.

8 39

Salvini, Tommaso, letter, 1883 January 16.

8 40

Sampson, Martin Wright, letter, 1903 February 6.

8 41

Sandys, John Edwin, letters, 1900-1901.

8 42

Sartain, John, letters, sketches of noted actors, and an attestation to the authenticity of a block of mulberry wood that supposedly came from a tree planted by Shakespeare at Stratford, 1884, 1894.

8 43

Savage, John, letters, 1870.

8 44

Savage, Richard, letter and a pencil drawing of a glove, which Savage calls Queen Mary's glove (Richard Savage was Secretary and Librarian to the Trustees of The Amalgamated Trusts of Shakespeare's Birthplace, Museum, and New Place), 1890 February 8.

8 45

Schelling, Felix Emmanuel, letter thanking Furness for gift copy of the Variorum edition of A Midsummer Night's Dream (Schelling joined the faculty of the English Department at the University of Pennsylvania in 1886 and was curator of the H. H. Furness Memorial Library from 1933 to 1945), circa 1895.

8 46

Schmidt, Alexander, letters, 1879-1886.

8 47

School District of Philadelphia, Board of Public Education, invitation to a reception for General U. S. Grant at the Academy of Music on December 20, 1879, 1879.

8 48

Scott, Charles P. G., letters, 1900-1903.

8 49

Scott, Mary Augusta, letters, 1899-1907.

8 50

Scudder, Horace Elisha, letter, 1895 May 5.

8 51

Sergeant, Jonathan Dickinson, letter, 1881 January 10.

8 52

Sharswood, George, letters, 1872, 1879.

8 53

Sheppard, Furman, letter, 1871 February 7.

8 54

Shortt, Alfred, letters, 1901.

8 55

Skeat, Walter W., letters, 1900-1901.

8 56

Smith, Alexander, letters, 1878-1906.

9 1

Smith, Alfred Russell, letters and receipts (Smith was a London bookseller), 1869-1879.

9 2

Smith, George Adam, letters and telegram (some of the letters are written by George Smith's wife, Lilian Smith), circa 1899-1900.

9 3

Smith, Goldwin, letter, 1900 May 18.

9 4

Smith, James H., letter, 1909 August 26.

9 5

Smith, Lucy Toulmin, letters, 1886, 1892.

9 6

Smyth, Albert Henry, letters and a photograph of Smyth with Samuel Timmons, dated October 1896, 1888-1901.

9 7

Solberg, Thorvald, letters, one introducing Thorvald Solberg to Horace Howard Furness; and three pages of bibliography on Hamlet (Thorvald Solberg was associated with the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.), 1884.

9 8

Spielmann, M. H., letter, 1907 March 27.

9 9

Sprague, Homer B., letter, 1887 March 17.

9 10

Starratt, S. A., letter, 1899 November 3.

9 11

Staunton, Howard, letter, 1872 February 26.

9 12

Stearns, Frank Preston, letters, 1898.

9 13

Stedman, Edward Clarence, letter, 1892 March 22.

9 14

Stephenson, Henry Thew, letter, 1903 December 21.

9 15

Stern, Simon A., letters, one accompanied by a letter from Marcus Jastrow to Simon A. Stern, forwarded to Furness by Stern, 1878-1879.

9 16

Stevens, William Bacon, letter (William Bacon Stevens was Episcopal bishop of Pennsylvania), 1880 April 6.

9 17

Stoddard, Richard Henry, letters; newspaper clipping; poem titled "The Bird" (originally titled "The Bird of God," but corrected in Stoddard's hand; and three manuscript drafts of a poem by Stoddard entitled "The Master's Gloves" (or "On the Master's Gloves)), showing signs of corrections and changes, 1880-1895.

9 18

Stone, William A., letter and 2 poems by the author (one manuscript and one printed in a magazine clipping), 1908 June 6.

9 19

Story, William Wetmore, letter, 1877 November 20.

9 20

Strachey, Edward, letters, 1890-1899.

9 21

Strachey, John St. Loe, letter, 1907 September 30.

9 22

Street, Charles M., letters, 1911.

9 23

Sturgis, [S. B.], letter, 1882.

9 24

Subbarau, Rentala Venkata, letters, 1906, 1909.

9 25

Sumner, Charles, letters, 1864-1873.

9 26

Surtees, Scott Frederick, letter, possibly 1888 December 12.

9 27

Syle, Louis Du Pont, letter and a clipping from Cooper and Conard's Fashion Monthly including an article on "The Country Haunts of Shakespeare", 1886.

9 28

Symons, Arthur, letter, 1907 December 21.

9 29

Synge, W. W. Follett, letter, verses, and one photograph of Synge, 1887, undated.

9 30

Tangye, Richard, letters and ten photographic reproductions of various portraits and documents of or pertaining to Oliver Cromwell, 1897-1899.

9 31

Tannenbaum, Samuel Aaron, letters, 1908-1911.

9 32

Taylor, Bayard, letters and three autograph poems by Taylor: "Jenny Lind's Greeting to America;" "Grüss an Lindenschatten" (in German); and "Cedarcroft to Lindenshade", 1850-1878, undated.

9 33

Taylor, Marie Hanson, letters, 1883.

9 34

Terry, Ellen, letters, 1901-1911, undated.

9 35

Thayer, John Borland, letter, 1900 February 27.

9 36

Thayer, William Roscoe, letters, 1902-1909.

9 37

Thimm, Franz J. L., letters (Includes two bills for books), 1877, 1893.

9 38

Thiselton, Alfred Edward, letters and a newspaper clipping containing a copy of a letter by the author that appeared in Notes and Queries, 13 May 1899, 1899-1904.

9 39

Thom, William Taylor, letters (Thom writes from the Department of English, Hollin's Institute, Virginia), 1882.

9 40

Thomas, Henry T., letters (Henry T. Thomas writes from the Subscription Department of Charles Scribner's Sons in New York), 1891 January.

9 41

Thompson, Robert Ellis, letters (Professor Robert Ellis Thompson was editor-in-chief of the American Supplement to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, for J. M. Stoddart & Co., Publishers, in Philadelphia), 1882.

9 42

Thornton, Richard H., letters, 1891.

9 43

Thorpe, Francis Newton, letters and signed, typed copy of Thorpe's poem "Youth", 1895.

9 44

Thümmel, Julius Sigismund, letter, 1877 December 6.

9 45

Tilton, Theodore, letter, 1865 June 2.

9 46

Timmins, Samuel, letters, 1870-1899.

9 47

Tolman, Albert, letter, 1890 May 15.

9 48

Tolman, Albert Harris, letters, 1892-1903.

9 49

Tree, Herbert Beerbohm, letters, 1895, 1910.

9 50

Trumbull, H. Clay, letters, 1892-1895.

9 51

Tucker, C. E., letter, 1905 March 9.

9 52

Tuckerman, Henry T., letter, 1867 April 17.

9 53

Tyndall, John, letters, 1872, 1876.

9 54

Tyndall, Louisa Charlotte Hamilton, letter (Tyndall was the wife of John Tyndall (1820-1893)), 1882 November 22.

9 55

Tyson, Charles, letter and notes, 1880 December 13.

9 56

Ullery, I. L., letter, 1909 July 20.

9 57

Ulrici, Hermann, letters (in German), 1876, 1880.

9 58

University of Pennsylvania Libraries, letters, one signed S. B. Klein, 1885, 1888.

9 59

Upham, Charles Wentworth, letter, 1873 August 30.

9 60

Vickery, Eleanor Grant, letter asking Furness to accept a copy of the writer's translation of Ernest Renan's book, Caliban; a philosophical drama continuing The Tempest of William Shakespeare, and a note indicating that this letter was found laid into the Furness Library's copy of this book, 1898 August 8.

10 1

Vincke, Gisbert, letter (in German), 1877 December 3.

10 2

Vining, Edward Payson, letters (Vining was General Freight Agent for Union Pacific Railway Co. and was an amateur Shakespearean), 1881.

10 3

Voynich, Wilfred Michael, letter and receipt, 1910 November.

10 4

Walker, Charles Clement, letter, 1896 July 27.

10 5

Ward, A. D., letter thanking Furness for sending him a copy of the Variorum Antony and Cleopatra (1907), 1907 October 11.

10 6

Wardman, George, letter, 1877 December 21.

10 7

Ware, L. G., letter mentioning the Variorum edition of The Merchant of Venice (probably the Vermont poet Loammi Goodenow Ware (1827-1891)), after 1888.

10 8

Warnke, Karl, letter, 1903 July 30.

10 9

Weeks, Ida Ahlborn, letter (Weeks was associated with the English Literature Department at Southwest Kansas College in Winfield, Kansas), 1902 November 26.

10 10

Welsh, M. L., letter, 1912 January 23.

10 11

Westcott and Thomson, letters, receipts, estimates for work, and bill (Westcott and Thomson was a Philadelphia typesetting firm that made the plates for the Variorum Shakespeare editions), 1872-1907.

10 12

Wheeler, William Adolphus, postal card which originally accompanied a copy of the Boston Daily Advertiser containing a notice of the transfer of the Barton Library to Boston (not included), 1873 May 17.

10 13

White, Alexina Black Mease, letter (White was wife of Richard Grant White (1821-1885)), undated.

10 14

White, Richard Grant, letters, 1869-1884.

10 15

Whitman, Sarah Wyman, letter (Whitman was "a member of the [Radcliffe College] Council and a member of the corporation of the Society for the Collegiate Instruction of Women" (includes letter dated October 14, 1965 from Gertrude M. Sullivan, Archives Assistant of the Radcliffe College Library, to William E. Miller, replying to his inquiries concerning the authorship of this item), 1895, 1965.

10 16

Whitman, Walt, postal cards, between 1879 and 1892.

10 17

Whittier, John Greenleaf, letters; two undated portrait engravings, one with a facsimile of his signature; and four autograph lines of verse (signed) beginning, "The tree that bears it needs must fall ...", 1879-1882, undated.

10 18

Widener, P. A. B., letter thanking Furness for offering him condolences on the death of his grandson (probably Peter A. B. Widener (1834-1915)), 1912 May 24.

10 19

Wild, John D., letter, 1894 March 22.

10 20

Wilder, F. Elizabeth, letters, 1898-1899.

10 21

Willard, E. S., letters and two photographs of Willard, an English actor, dated Easter, printed on postcards, one of which is inscribed to "Mrs. Wister" (Annis Lee Wister, sister of Horace Howard Furness), 1891-1907.

10 22

Williams, John C., letter, 1907 May 2.

10 23

Wilson, Woodrow, letters.

10 24

Winsor, Elizabeth Chapman, letter thanking Furness for gift copy of the Variorum Tempest, circa 1892.

10 25

Winsor, Justin, letters, 1877-1878.

10 26

Winter, D., letter, 1905 December 17.

10 27

Winter, William, letters and 13 newspaper clippings of the author's comments printed in various issues of the New York Tribune, concerning Shakespeare and the Baconian theory, 1892-1907.

10 28

Winthrop, Robert C., letter, 1888 May 31.

10 29

Wistar, E. C., letter, 1892 April 5.

10 30

Wister, A. L., letters and a pressed flower, 1896, undated.

10 31

Wister, Sarah Butler, letters, 1890, 1895.

10 32

Witty, C. H., letter, 1887 March 25.

10 33

Wood, H. C., letters (includes a letter from Dr. David Cerna to Dr. Horatio Wood), 1897, 1903.

10 34

Woolf, Benjamin E., letter, 1886 May 22.

10 35

Woolsey, Sarah Chauncey, letters, 1892, undated.

10 36

Wright, Erskine, letter, 1897 October 25.

10 37

Wright, W. E., letters, 1910.

10 38

Wright, William Aldis, letters, 1870-1912.

10 39

Wyndham, George, letter, 1907 September 18.

10 40

Zeiss, Karl, letter (in German), 1905 May 21.

10 41

Multiple correspondents: set of letters relating to the history and authenticity of a block of mulberry wood (now in the Horace Howard Furness Memorial Library) that supposedly came from a tree planted by Shakespeare; correspondents include: T. F. Dillon Croker, James S. Earle, E. F. Flower (this is accompanied by a letter to Flower from William Hunt), Horace Howard Furness, J. O. Halliwell-Phillipps, Samuel Parrish, Maria Sophia Quincy, and John Sartain; a statement from Mary Garrett, attesting to the authenticity of the mulberry block; a note in Furness' hand about the mulberry tree; another note discussing Shakespeare's autograph ("Shakspere"); and a short typewritten note tracing the history of the mulberry block and giving brief quotations referring to mulberry trees from Shakespeare's plays, 1866, 1894, undated.

10 42

Unidentified correspondents: letters (one of the letters is a 9-page typescript concerning Lady Macbeth), postal card and 5 envelopes addressed to Horace Howard Furness, 1880-1907, undated.

10 43

Sub. B: Letters from Horace Howard Furness,.

Box Folder

[Allen, George], short note, possibly to professor George Allen, asking permission to attribute textual emendations to him, with reply written on the same sheet, undated.

10 44

Booth, Edwin, letters, 1885-1890.

10 45

Borneman, Henry S., letter, possibly 1901 August 14.

10 46

Bright, Miss, letter and newspaper obituary, circa 1912, undated.

10 47

[Buck, or Burk], letters, 1891, undated.

10 48

Butler, Mr. , letter, 1888 April 29.

10 49

Childress, Rufus J., typescript copy of letter, 1908 June 22.

10 50

Childs, George William, letter, 1883 January 18.

10 51

Clärchen, letter, 1911 October 31.

10 52

Clark, A. S. , letter, possibly 1897 October 20.

10 53

Cushman, Alice, letter, 1889 March 27.

10 54

Dole, Nathan Haskell, letter, 1911 March 9.

10 55

Edwards, Mr., letter, 1888 January 8.

10 56

Furness, Horace Howard, letters, 1886-1887, circa 1902.

11 1

Furness, Horace Howard, and William Henry Furness, bound volume of letters addressed to Horace Howard Furness' sons, Horace Howard (1865-1930) and William Henry (1866-1920), 1884-1886.

11 2

Hensel, William Uhler, letters (includes a letter of donation dated 1982), 1911, 1982.

11 3

Johnson, Robert Underwood, letter, circa 1905.

11 4

Lamberton, J. P. , letter, 1888 January 13.

11 5

Lindsay, Mr., letter, 1886 March 24.

11 6

Lippe, Adolph, letter and note of appraisal, 1885, 1986.

11 7

Lowell, James Russell, letter, 1889 July 29.

11 8

McClellan, Katherine Elizabeth, letter and note indicating that the letter was found laid into a copy of Margaret Crosby Munn's Will Shakespeare of Stratford and London (New York, 1910), 1911, undated.

11 9

Mead, Leon, letter, undated.

11 10

Nichols, Dr. , letter and note of appraisal, 1886, undated.

11 11

Norris, Joseph Parker, letter, possibly 1879 April 29.

11 12

Pallis, Alexander, letter, 1911 April 24.

11 13

Partington, Mr. , letter, undated.

11 14

Rawlins, Mr. , letter (the addressee is a collaborator or employee of the publishing house J. B. Lippincott), 1899 December 11.

11 15

Russell, Edward Richard Russell, letters (including a letter of appraisal dated 1990), 1890, 1900, 1990.

11 16

Rutledge, Archibald, letter, 1911 February 28.

11 17

Sartain, John, letters, 1864-1894.

11 18

Schelling, Felix Emmanuel, letters, 1888-1909.

11 19

Starr, Mr. , letter, 1855 February 4.

11 20

Stillé, Alfred, letter, 1877 May 5.

11 21

Streamer, Volney, letter (including letters concerning the donation of this item to the Furness manuscript collection), 1911, 1973.

11 22

Tannenbaum, Samuel Aaron, typescript copy of letter dated 2 June 1910 (misaddressed to "Samuel C. Tannenbaum"), undated.

11 23

Ullery, I. L., typescript copy of letter, 1909 August 20.

11 24

Vining, Edward Payson, autograph copy of letter to Mr. Vining, circa 1881.

11 25

Wales, J. L., letter, 1882 February 2.

11 26

Wallerstein, Mr., letter, 1893 December 7.

11 27

Westcott and Thomson, canceled check, 1902 July 10.

11 28

Wister, Annis Lee Furness, letter, 1900 April 10.

11 29

Wood, Horatio Charles, letter, 1896 January 6.

11 30

Wright, William Aldis, letters, one includes the subject index to Furness' private library, circa 1870-1912.

11 31

Sub. C: Research and writings by Horace Howard Furness.

i. Working notebooks and drafts.
Box Folder

A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare: Othello, and part of  A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare: Cymbeline, drafts of preface to, circa 1886-1912.

12 4

A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare: As You Like It, published in 1890, working notebook, circa 1888-1889.

11 32

A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare: The Tempest, published in 1892, working notebook, circa 1890-1892.

11 33

A New Variorum Edition Of Shakespeare: Midsummer Night's Dream, published in 1895, working notebook, circa 1893-1895.

11 34

A New Variorum Edition Of Shakespeare: The Winter's Tale, published in 1898, working notebook, circa 1895-1896.

11 35

A New Variorum Edition Of Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing, published in 1899, working notebook, circa 1899.

11 36

A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare: Twelfth night, published in 1901, working notebook, circa 1899-1900.

11 37

A New Variorum Edition Of Shakespeare: Loves Labours Lost, published in 1904, working notebook, circa 1902-1904.

12 1

A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare: The tragedie of Anthonie, and Cleopatra, published in 1907, working notebook, circa 1904-1907.

12 2

A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare: The tragedie of Cymbeline, published in 1913, working notebook, circa 1910-1912.

12 3
ii. Speeches and remarks.
Box Folder

Academy of Music, remarks "to the Teachers of Phila. at a Reading in the Academy of Music", undated.

12 15

American Philosophical Society, "Franklin as Citizen and Philanthropist," speech delivered by Furness at the American Philosophical Society on the occasion of the two-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Franklin and speech by Furness to the American Philosophical Society commemorating Henry Charles Lea, typed and printed copy, 1906, 1911, undated.

12 9

Bryn Mawr College, Elizabeth Duane Gillespie Memorial Tablet: Presentation Ceremonies in the Library Cloister of Bryn Mawr College, May 16, 1907, including speech of Horace Howard Furness (includes manuscript drafts of the speech), 1907, undated.

12 10

Bryn Mawr College, speech on the occasion of the laying of the cornerstone for the library at Bryn Mawr, undated.

12 12

"Doll's Fair," speech or essay, undated.

12 19

Furness, Reverend William Henry, speech delivered by Furness regarding his father, which appears to date from shortly after Reverend Furness' death in 1896, circa 1896.

12 6

Harvard Club or similar gatherings of Harvard alumni, speeches delivered by Furness, 1905, circa 1906-1911.

12 8

"History of the Triplets," speech probably by Furness, undated.

12 18

History of words, untitled manuscript essay or speech, undated.

12 20

Lippincott, Alice, speech given on the occasion of the dedication of a building named after her, undated.

12 14

The New Theatre (The Chestnut Street Theatre) in Philadelphia, speech on the occasion of receiving their Founders Medal, undated.

12 16

[Pennsylvania Society], speech on the occasion of receiving the Pennsylvania Medal, possibly 1909.

12 11

Shakespeare, page from a possibly longer talk regarding, undated.

12 23

Shakespeare, Henry Kitzler, Martin Luther, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing and Immanuel Kant (incomplete), short essays or lectures by Furness regarding, undated.

12 22

Shakespeare's plays, introduction to a reading given for the benefit of the aged and the ill among the teachers in the public schools, and outlines of lectures, undated.

12 21

University of Pennsylvania, "Proceedings at The Opening of the Library of the University of Pennsylvania, 7th of February 1891" (Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press, 1891), typed and printed copies, 1891.

12 5

University of Pennsylvania, Commencement Oration, delivered by Furness at the Commencement Day of the University of Pennsylvania, 1903, and additional copy of the speech reprinted in The Harvard Graduates' Magazine 12, number 46, December 1903, printed copy, 1903.

12 7

[University of Pennsylvania], Dr. Goodell, late physician (possibly William Goodell), speech on the occasion of the presentation of a portrait of Dr. Goodell to an unnamed university (probably the University of Pennsylvania), undated.

12 13

[University of Pennsylvania], speech to students, probably at the University of Pennsylvania, undated.

12 17
iii. Other writings and notes.
Box Folder

Bound notebook or commonplace book containing assorted quotations in Furness' hand, arranged alphabetically, undated.

13 7

Daily journal, 1870.

13 4

Daily journal, 1869.

13 3

Daily journal, 1868.

13 2

Daily journal, 1867.

13 1

Diary from a trip to Europe, 1856.

12 30

"Homeopathy," copies of article written by Furness for the American supplement of Encyclopædia Britannica, undated.

12 28

Memo written by Furness to himself; a short autobiographical sketch; and a tribute to his late wife, Helen Kate Rogers Furness, circa 1883-1887.

12 29

Notes found with Furness' collection of manuscripts, undated.

13 9

Notes on Julius Caesar, possibly for an article or talk, undated.

12 24

Poems (not all the items in the folder are in Furness' hand. Includes a list of anagrams dated 3 February 1887; a poem beginning "On the borders of the rushing Rhine ...;" a poem entitled "Indian Summer," beginning "The solemn balance of the year is struck ...;" a poem entitled "What Might Have Been," beginning "The hand that rocks the cradle ...;" a German poem beginning "Was verkürzt mir die Zeit," possibly by Goethe; and a poem written on a note also including a print of a drawing), 1887, undated.

13 8

Shakespeare's sonnets, essay written for his wife Kate, possibly for inclusion in her book A Concordance to Shakespeare's Poems (Philadelphia, 1874), undated.

12 25

"The Teaching of the English Language and Literature," article by Furness published in Education 9, no. 7, March 1889, 1889.

12 27

Sub. D: Research and writings about Horace Howard Furness.

Box Folder

Cambridge University, announcement of Horace Howard Furness' honorary degree as Doctor in Letters, undated.

13 11

Chapman, John Jay, excerpt on Horace Howard Furness from Chapman's memoirs, undated.

13 12

Furness, Caroline Augusta, reprint of translation of Horace, Odes I. 4 (Consists of a printed version of Caroline Augusta Furness' translation of Horace, Odes I. 4, "Horace to Sestius" (Solvitur acris hiems ...and a note from Horace Howard Furness, in which he indicates that he had the poem privately printed in memory of his daughter, who was recently deceased), 1909.

13 13

Morris, Harrison S., draft of "Horace Howard Furness, a half-length portrait," written for the Mermaid Club's Anniversary Book, 1917.

13 14

Repplier, Agnes, copy of her tribute to Horace Howard Furness, entitled "Horace Howard Furness," published after Furness' death in 1912, circa 1912-1913.

13 15

Rolfe, W. J., article entitled "Furness's edition of Shakespeare" that appeared in The Critic in October 1900, 1900.

13 16

Thorpe, Francis Newton, article, "The Letters of Horace Howard Furness," that appeared in the April 1914 issue of Lippincott's Magazine, 1914.

13 17

Williams, Talcott, article, "Our Great Shakspere Critic: the Late Horace Howard Furness," taken from the November 1912 issue of The Century Magazine, 1912.

13 18

Wister, Owen, article, "Horace Howard Furness: A Short Memoir," reprinted from the December 1912, The Harvard Graduates' Magazine, circa 1912-1928.

13 19

Sub. E: Other Horace Howard Furness material.

Box Folder

Annotated clippings, and a business card from "Ike" Shaw & Co., Naturalists and Taxidermists of Ft. Myers and Boca Grande Pass, Florida, undated.

13 10

Furness, Horace Howard, two photographs; one showing Furness and his son, Horace Howard Furness Jr., with a group at a dinner which may have been the annual dinner of the Philadelphia Shakspere Society, undated.

14 4

Mary F. P. Dunbar, The Shakespeare Birthday Book, second thousand (London: Hatchards, Piccadilly, 1875), with a few entries in Furness' hand, and a telegram found in the book, after 1875, 1889.

13 5

Mary F. P. Dunbar, The Shakespeare Birthday Book, fifth thousand (London: Hatchards, Piccadilly, 1875), with a few entries in Furness' hand, after 1875.

13 6

Note by an unidentified author remarking on the arrangement of the Variorum Macbeth, circa 1873.

14 5

Notes, unattributed, undated.

14 7

Pollock, Sir William Frederick, excerpt from his book Personal Remembrances (London: Macmillan, 1887), copied in the hand of Horace Howard Furness, regarding a discussion that Pollock had concerning  Macbeth (copied by Furness from vol. ii, p. 112 of the 1887 edition of Pollock's book), undated.

12 26

Receipt to Horace Howard Furness, 1878.

14 8

Shakespeare's garden, poem under the heading "P.S." (evidently separated from a longer letter), in an unidentified hand on stationery with the letterhead "Sylvania, Barrytown-on-Hudson", undated.

14 6

University of Pennsylvania, journal and programs (includes a copy of the February 1902 issue of The Alumni Register (vol. VI, no. 5) of the University of Pennsylvania. This includes an article by Felix E. Schelling entitled, "Dr. Horace Howard Furness and the Variorum Shakespeare". The folder also contains the printed Proceedings of "University Day" ceremonies for 22 February 1902 and 21 February 1903. These were printed as issues of  The University Bulletins, second series, respectively no. 2, part 4 and no. 3, part 4. In the University Day exercises for 1902 and 1903, Horace Howard Furness presented the candidates for honorary degrees; in 1902 these included William Howard Taft and Agnes Repplier, and in 1903 they included Woodrow Wilson, John Singer Sargent and Leonard Wood), 1902-1903.

14 2

University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, newspaper clipping reporting the opening of a new dog hospital for the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine and quoting from the remarks made by Horace Howard Furness at the ceremony, undated.

14 3

Series III: Horace Howard Furness, Jr. material.

Scope and Contents note

Series III documents Horace Howard Furness, Jr. and includes letters to and from him, research and writings by him, and other records relating to him. Subseries A includes the letters addressed to Horace Howard Furness, Jr., arranged alphabetically by sender; while subseries B gathers the letters written by Furness to others, arranged in alphabetical order by recipient. Notable correspondents include David Belasco, John Jay Chapman, Henry Clay Folger, Walter Hampden, Robert Underwood Johnson, Jean Jules Jusserand, William Poel, Otis Skinner, Edward Hugh Sothern, Francis Wilson, and several others. Researchers should be aware that Furness family correspondence is throughout the collection--it has been arranged, as much as possible, by recipient (as the holder of the original).

Subseries C includes writings and additional research material by Horace Howard Furness, Jr. Enclosed in this subseries are lectures, speeches, essays, a commonplace book, an address book, and a complete manuscript of the play “The Gloss of Youth,” provided with a set of sketches depicting the play's characters. Subseries D includes other records relating or belonged to Horace Howard Furness, Jr., such as two interviews given by Furness; a review of the Variorum edition of Much Ado About Nothing; a paper codex manuscript of a play, "The Loyal Lovers", in an unidentified hand; clippings; and a certificate of election for Horace Howard Furness, Jr., as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Sub A: Letters addressed to Horace Howard Furness, Jr.

Box Folder

Abbot, George Maurice, letter, 1928 March 13.

14 9

Ames, Wintrop, letter, 1921 January 19.

14 10

Archer, William, letter, 1921 January 4.

14 11

Arliss, George, letters, 1928.

14 12

Ashbaugh, S. S., letter regarding the author's attempt to defend John Payne Collier against accusations of having forged Shakespeare's second Folio, 1912 June 8.

14 13

[Aunt Rebecca], postcard from Denmark, 1866 August.

14 14

Barrymore, John, telegram, 1922 December 31.

14 15

Baylis, Lilian Mary, letter, 1922 December 13.

14 16

Beck, James M., letters (Beck was a U.S. District Attorney of Philadelphia and Solicitor General of the United States and an amateur Shakespearian), 1923, 1928-1929.

14 17

Belasco, David, telegrams, 1923, 1926.

14 18

Bell, F. Pershing, letters regarding a pair of gloves presumed to have belonged to Shakespeare and currently a part of the Furness Memorial Library, 1916.

14 19

Benson, Louis F., letter, 1928 March 9.

14 20

Biswanger, Wilhelmina A., letter, 1929 November 19.

14 21

Bitter, Milton M., letter, 1930 February 21.

14 22

Bodleian Library, letter acknowledging Furness' gift of Variorum Coriolanus, signed by A. Cowley, Librarian, 1928 April 18.

14 23

Bradley, A. C., letter thanking Horace Howard Furness, Jr. for a copy of Coriolanus, 1928 April 16.

14 24

Brakeley, George Archibald, letters discussing an addition to the University of Pennsylvania library building (includes a carbon copy of a letter from Paul Cret to George A. Brakeley), 1929-1930.

14 25

Bridges-Adams, William, letter regarding "The gloss of youth" by Horace Howard Furness, Jr. (William Bridges-Adams was director of The New Shakespeare Company of Stratford-upon-Avon), 1924 March 27.

14 26

Brown, Carleton Fairchild, letter inviting Furness to become a member of the Modern Language Association (Carleton Fairchild Brown was secretary of the Modern Language Association of America and associated with Bryn Mawr College), undated.

14 27

Bullen, Percy Sutherland, letter (Percy Sutherland Bullen was American representative for The Daily Telegraph of London), 1926 April 9.

14 28

C.E. Kempe & Co., letters concerning the manufacture and shipment of a stained glass window to be installed in the Church of St. Luke and the Epiphany, Philadelphia), 1929-1930.

14 29

Carson, Hampton L., letters, 1917.

14 30

Chambrun, Clara Longworth, letter, 1928 October 28.

14 31

Chapman, John Jay, letters, 1912, 1920-1922.

14 32

Chew, Samuel C., letter, 1928 May 11.

14 33

Church, Helen, letter, offering some books for sale, 1930 January 9.

14 34

Corbin, John, letter, 1923 December 9.

14 35

Cowl, Jane, letter, 1924 March 5.

14 36

Craig, Edith, letters discussing the planned memorial to Ellen Terry, asking Furness for his help in soliciting contributions from Terry's American friends, and thanking Furness for his help in securing a contribution of one thousand dollars from J. Pierpont Morgan, Jr. (Edith Craig was the daughter of the actress Ellen Terry), 1929.

14 37

Cuningham, Henry, letter, 1928 June 14.

14 38

Daly, Edward H., letter with list of manuscripts and plays of Augustin Daly, 1925 June 16.

14 39

Davis, Charles Belmont, letter (includes a note in unidentified hand that reads, "This is Charles Belmont Davis a writer of short stories"), undated.

14 40

Deland, Judson, letter, 1929 November 22.

14 41

Dickinson, Asa Don, letter (Asa Don Dickinson was Librarian of the University of Pennsylvania Library), 1920 November 12.

14 42

Dickson, Arthur C., letter, 1928 March 24.

14 43

Dobell, Percy J., letter responding to Furness's inquiry about the book Shakespear's Jests, or the Jubilee Jester (1769); an excerpt from Dobell's 1917 catalog, listing the book; and an undated note from William E. Miller giving the Library of Congress catalog number for the book as EC 75/Sh 155/769) (Percy John Dobell was a member of P. J. & A. E. Dobell, Dealers in Books, Manuscripts & Autograph Letters (London)), 1917, undated.

14 44

Dunlap, John, letter, 1928 May 21.

14 45

Eaton, Walter Prichard, letter, 1925 February 15.

14 46

Elizabethan Club of Yale University, letter thanking Furness for the gift of a copy of the Variorum Coriolanus to the Club, 1928 April 20.

14 47

Ellen Terry Memorial, letter thanking Furness for his donation to the Memorial, signed by Miss J. M. Harvey, Hon. Organiser, who mentions that Furness's contribution was passed on to her by Edith Craig, Ellen Terry's daughter and a correspondent of Furness, 1929 October 24.

14 48

Emerson, Edith, letter, undated.

14 49

Engell, Annette, letter and two original manuscript sonnets, one of which "was inspired by the untimely death of John Keats", circa 1928.

14 50

English-Speaking Union of the United States, letters; a newspaper clipping from the New York Herald Tribune dated 11 January 1926; a copy of a letter dated 9 March 1926 to Beaudry from John Daniels, national secretary of the Union, forwarded to Furness with a note from Daniels; and an undated circular from Daniels, 1925-1926, undated.

14 51

Fairmount Park Art Association, letters acknowledging Furness's contributions to the Shakespeare Memorial project of the Fairmount Park Art Association in Philadelphia, 1916.

14 52

Finigan, Joseph M., letter asking advice on a play written by Finigan, 1929 December 10.

14 53

Fisher, Lizette Andrews, letters, and a 2-page typescript of excerpts from the book, The Laws and Customs Relating to Gloves, by James William Norton-Kyshe (London: Stevens and Haynes, 1901), 1914, 1919.

14 54

Fiske, Harrison Grey, letter, 1927 December 6.

14 55

Fitz-Gerald, John Driscoll, letter, 1924 October 25.

14 56

Flower, Archibald, letters and postcard with an illustration of Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford, 1911-1912, 1926-1927, undated.

14 57

Folger, Henry Clay, letters and photocopies from the Folger Shakespeare Library (Washington, D.C.) of four 1922 letters from Folger to Furness, Jr., 1922, 1924, 1928.

14 58

Forsythe, Robert Stanley, letter (Robert Stanley Forsythe was a member of the Department of English at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota), 1929 March 4.

14 59

Fraley, Frederick, postcard showing the House of the Tragic Poet in Pompeii, 1927 February 23.

14 60

Frohman, Daniel, letter, circa 1915.

14 61

Furness, J. Wilson, letter, 1930 January 17.

14 62

Furness, Louise Brooks Winsor, letter (Louise Brooks Winsor Furness was the wife of Horace Howard Furness, Jr.), undated.

14 63

Gest, John Marshall, letter addressed to "Mr. Dean" [Horace Howard Furness, Jr.] extending congratulations on Variorum Coriolanus (1928) and expressing thanks for complimentary copy, 1928 March 31.

14 64

Gibbs, George, letter, 1928 March 13.

14 65

Gollancz, Israel, letter, 1916.

14 66

Gosse, Edmund, letter, 1928 April 25.

14 67

Granville-Barker, Harley, letters, possibly 1920, 1928.

14 68

Griswold, Grace, letter, 1927 April 26.

14 69

Grossman, Edwina Booth, letters and portrait photograph of Edwina Booth Grossman dated 1889 (later identified and dated March 1894 by Horace Howard Furness) (Edwina Booth Grossman was the daughter of the actor Edwin Booth), 1884, 1919, 1929, undated.

15 1

Gulbrandsen, Adela Tucker, letter and copy of her advertising circular (Adela Tucker Gulbrandsen was a soprano who presented a series of lecture-song recitals entitled "Musical Yesterdays," featuring the music, culture and costume of a particular historical period), undated.

15 2

Hales, J. F., letter thanking Furness for gift copy of the Variorum Coriolanus (1928) for his father, Professor John Wesley Hales, and informing him of his father's death in 1914, 1928 April 23.

15 3

Hamilton, Clayton Meeker, letter concerning a final farewell tour by the actor William Gillette in his play "Sherlock Holmes", 1929 October 15.

15 4

Hampden, Walter, letters, 1919-1927.

15 5

Hathaway Shakespeare Club, letter, signed by Florence Halbert Purnell, thanking Furness for his gift to the Club, presumably a copy of Coriolanus (1928) (The Hathaway Shakespeare Club was a women's organization in Philadelphia), 1928 April 11.

15 6

Hemingway, Samuel Burdett, letters, 1923-1928.

15 7

Heslewood, Thomas, letters, 1929, undated.

15 8

Hoffman, M. David, letter (Hoffman was President of The English Teachers Club of Philadelphia), 1930 March 2.

15 9

Holbrook, D. M., letter and 4-page article entitled "What was the 'Dram of Eale'?" regarding a passage in Hamlet, I. iv, 1917 February 8.

15 10

Holbrook, Richard Thayer, letter, 1916 December 18.

15 11

Hornblow, Arthur, letters regarding an article submitted to Theatre Magazine by Furness (Hornblow was editor of Theatre Magazine in New York), 1925.

15 12

Howe, Frank, letter, 1928 August 23.

15 13

Irvine, J. Harry, and Mona Morgan, letter, 1922 February 9.

15 14

J.B. Lippincott & Co., letters, bill, and contract, 1926-1930.

15 15

Jaggard, William, letter (Jaggard was associated with the Shakespeare Press in Stratford-on-Avon), 1926 October 7.

15 16

Jastrow, Helen Bachman, cards congratulating Furness on Coriolanus (1928) (Helen Bachman Jastrow was the wife of Morris Jastrow (1861-1921)), 1928, undated.

15 17

Johnson, Alva B., letter accepting Furness's resignation as a trustee of Jefferson Medical College (Alva B. Johnson was president of Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia), 1927 February 22.

15 18

Johnson, Robert Underwood, letter concerning the election of Edwin Booth to the New York University Hall of Fame, of which Johnson was the director, 1926 February 23.

15 19

Jusserand, J. J., letters, 1913, 1918, 1924, 1928.

15 20

Kaempffert, Waldemar, letters to J. B. Lippincott Company and Horace Howard Furness, Jr. (Includes one letter from Kaempffert to Lippincott, replies from Lippincott and Horace Howard Furness, Jr., and one letter from Kaempffert to Furness. Kaempffert took exception to the wording of Horace Howard Furness' dedication of the Variorum Hamlet (1877) to the German Shakespeare Society), 1916-1917.

15 21

Kennedy, Charles Rann, letters, one presenting Sir Henry Irving's prompt copy of Macbeth to Furness for his collection, 1917, 1928.

15 22

Lea, Caroline Tyler, letters and visiting card, 1913, 1930, undated.

15 23

Lewis, W. B., letter thanking Furness for gift copy of Coriolanus, circa 1928.

15 24

Liveright, Horace Brisbin, letter concerning the failure of a production of Hamlet starring Walter Hampden (in addition to his work in publishing, Liveright was also a theatrical producer in New York), 1925 November 19.

15 25

Livingood, Charles J., letter congratulating Furness on Coriolanus (1928), circa 1928.

15 26

Lodge, Henry Cabot, letter and typed note indicating that this letter was originally tipped into a copy of Edward Everett Hale's Propero's Island (New York, 1919) with an introduction by Henry Cabot Lodge, 1920, undated.

15 27

Long, John Luther, letters, one referring to Walter Hampden appearing in Hamlet, undated.

15 28

Losey, Frederick Douglas, letter, 1927 November 26.

15 29

Mansfield, Beatrice Cameron, letter, 1918 November 23.

15 30

Mantell, Robert B., letter (Mantell was an American actor), 1925 July 23.

15 31

Marlowe, Julia, letters to Horace Howard Furness and Louise Brooks Winsor Furness, one contains a postscript and drawing by E. H. Sothern; and a troop entertainment program, 1916-1929.

15 32

Matthews, Brander, letters, 1917-1920.

15 33

Merivale, Philip, letter, possibly 1923 January 31.

15 34

Miller, Hugh, letters, 1928-1929, undated.

15 35

Mitchell, Grant, letters, undated.

15 36

Moffatt, Florence H. Pomeroy, letter discussing a manuscript of the late James Hugh Moffatt, the writer's husband, who was head of the English Department at the Boys Central High School in Philadelphia and joint editor of Macmillan's pocket American and English classics, circa 1930 February 5.

15 37

Monroe, W. S., letter, undated.

15 38

Morhead, Helen C., letter, circa 1924.

15 39

Morley, Christopher, letters, 1920, undated.

15 40

Newton, A. Edward, letter, 1928 March 14.

15 41

Oakley, Thornton, letter, 1929 December 2.

15 42

Odell, George Clinton Densmore, letter, 1920 September 29.

15 43

Oldroyd, Osborn H., letter acknowledging Furness' gift of a copy of Our American Cousin, 1922 June 12.

15 44

Ordish, T. Fairman, letter, 1917 February 8.

15 45

Page, Thomas Nelson, letter, undated.

15 46

Park, Marion Edwards, letter (Park was the president of Bryn Mawr College), 1927 November 7.

15 47

Patterson, Christopher Stuart, letter; typed poem, "To Sir J. Forbes-Robertson in Hamlet," by Mary Stuart Tyson; and a handwritten note from Patterson to Furness, indicating that the author of the poem is his wife's niece, undated.

15 48

Paul, Henry Neill, letters (Paul was a partner in the Philadelphia law firm Fraley & Paul), 1930.

15 49

Penniman, Josiah Harmar, letter (Penniman was Provost of the University of Pennsylvania), 1930 January 17.

15 50

Pepper, Oliver Hazard Perry, letter, 1930 January 27.

15 51

Phelps, William Lyon, letter congratulating Furness on the Variorum Coriolanus (1928) (Phelps was associated with Yale University), 1928.

15 52

Philler, William R., letter thanking Furness for gift copy of Variorum Coriolanus (1928), circa 1928.

15 53

Players, letter, signed by Roy Day, Librarian, thanking Furness for gift copy of Variorum Coriolanus (1928), 1928 March 24.

15 54

Plungian, Michael, letters, written by a secretary, hoping to establish a scholarship in Furness' name for one of "the most talented poor children in Philadelphia", 1929.

15 55

Poel, William, letters and advertisement for Poel's 1916 American lecture tour (William Poel was an English Shakespearean actor and founder and director of the Elizabethan Stage Society), 1916, 1928.

15 56

Pole, Reginald, letter (Reginald Pole was the nephew of the English actor William Poel (1852-1934), who had changed his name from William Pole), 1924 January 10.

15 57

Porter, Charlotte Endymion, five letters and one card, 1926-1928.

15 58

Quinn, Arthur Hobson, letters (Arthur Hobson Quinn was a member of the English department at the University of Pennsylvania), 1928-1929.

15 59

Rawle, Francis, copy of a memorandum concerning the will of Thomas Ridgway and the Ridgway branch of the Library Company of Philadelphia, 1929 March 7.

15 60

Reber, J. Howard, letter and copy of an article by Kenneth MacGowan entitled "The Amateur Acting Clubs," which particularly discusses the Plays and Players of Philadelphia and that MacGowan intends to include this in a book he is writing, "Foot Lights Across America"(J. Howard Reber was a partner in the law firm of Reber, Granger & Montgomery in Philadelphia and president of the Plays and Players of Philadelphia), 1929 September 14.

15 61

Renton, Herbert S., letters (Herbert S. Renton ran the Renton Book Cellar in New Rochelle, N.Y., buying and selling playbills and other theatrical paraphernalia), 1926-1930, undated.

15 62

Repplier, Agnes, letters thanking Furness for a copy of the new Variorum edition of The Tempest (1892), 1890-1928, undated.

15 63

Rittenhouse Club (Philadelphia, Pa.), letter thanking Furness for gift copy of the Variorum Coriolanus (1928), 1928 March 23.

15 64

Rolfe, John Carew, letter and three leaves from Rolfe's Loeb edition (text and translation) of The Attic Nights of Aulus Gellius, Book XV, discussing the career of Ventidius Bassus, a character in  Antony and Cleopatra (Rolfe was on the faculty of the Classical Studies department at the University of Pennsylvania), 1927 February 8.

15 65

Rowe, L. S., letter (Rowe was associated with the University of Pennsylvania and was president of the American Academy of Political and Social Science in Philadelphia), 1916 June 21.

15 66

Schelling, Felix Emmanuel, letters (Schelling joined the faculty of the English Department at the University of Pennsylvania in 1886 and was curator of the H. H. Furness Memorial Library from 1933 to 1945), 1916, 1928.

15 67

Scott, Edgar, letter, undated.

15 68

Sedgwick, Ellery, letter (Sedgwick was editor of The Atlantic Monthly), 1920 January 23.

15 69

Seymour, William, letters, 1924, 1928.

15 70

Shaaber, M. A., letter (Shaaber was on the faculty of the English Department at the University of Pennsylvania, worked on the Variorum editions of Shakespeare's Richard II and  Henry IV, Part 2 (his edition of  Henry IV, Part 2 was published in 1940), and was curator of the Horace Howard Furness Memorial Library from 1965 to 1980), 1930 February 22.

15 71

Skinner, Maud Durbin, cards (Skinner was married to Otis Skinner), 1919, undated.

15 72

Skinner, Otis, letters and an undated photo-reproduction of a portrait of Otis Skinner by James Montgomery Flagg, signed in ink by Skinner, circa 1919-1927, undated.

15 73

Smith, Edgar Fahs, letter informing Furness that he will be awarded the honorary degree Doctor of Letters at the commencement on June 21, 1916 (Smith was Provost of the University of Pennsylvania), 1916 April 24.

16 1

Smythe, George Franklin, letter, 1920 October 5.

16 2

Sothern, E. H., letters and telegram, 1919, 1923-1929, undated.

16 3

Spielmann, M. H., letters, 1923-1930.

16 4

Starr, G., letter, 1929 September 20.

16 5

Steele, David McConnell, letter congratulating Furness on being awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree by the University of Pennsylvania (Steele was rector of the Church of St. Luke and the Epiphany [Episcopalian] in Philadelphia), 1916 June 22.

16 6

Strachey, John St. Loe, letter, 1925 November 19.

16 7

Stratford Memorial Theatre, clippings, letters and a booklet of photographs concerning the restoration and rededication of the Stratford Memorial Theatre at Stratford-on-Avon, England; correspondents include: Percy S. Bullen, the American representative of The Daily Telegraph, concerning the appeal for funds in America to rebuild the Theatre; and James M. Beck, 1926, 1932.

16 8

Tannenbaum, Samuel Aaron, letters, 1924-1930.

16 9

Taylor, John B., letters and copy of letter to E. H. Sothern, 1921.

16 10

Temple University, letter, signed by J. A. MacCallum, Secretary, informing Furness that Temple will award him an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at its commencement on June 14, 1928, 1928 May 8.

16 11

The Rosenbach Company, forwarded letter from Henry A. Jeffries to Horace Howard Furness, Jr., with a cover letter to Furness, 1930.

16 12

Thorndyke, Ashley Horace, letter, signed by Amy Wallace, secretary, in Thorndyke's absence, acknowledging receipt of gift copy of Variorum Coriolanus (1928) (Thorndyke was a professor at Columbia University), 1928 April 2.

16 13

Tolman, Albert Harris, letters, 1922, 1928.

16 14

Tolman, J. Stevens, letter, 1929 February 6.

16 15

Tree, Herbert Beerbohm, letters, 1916-1917.

16 16

Trustees & Guardians of Shakespeare's Birthplace, letter, signed by Frederick C. Wellstood, Secretary and Librarian, 1928 April 18.

16 17

Urwick, Henry, letters, 1919-1920, 1926-1929.

16 18

Warfield, David, letters, 1922-1923.

16 19

Weimer, Albert B., letter, 1928 March 6.

16 20

Westcott and Thomson, letter and estimate for work (Westcott and Thomson was a Philadelphia typesetting firm that made the plates for the Variorum Shakespeare editions), 1927 April 19.

16 21

Williams, John Worthington, letter, 1918 April 8.

16 22

Williams, Marshall S. P., letters, 1924.

16 23

Wilson, Francis, letters and two photographs, clipped from a periodical of Wilson in character (Wilson was an actor), 1894, 1913, 1922-1929, undated.

16 24

Winsor, Ellen, letter (Winsor was probably related to Furness's wife, Louise Brooks Winsor Furness), circa 1929.

16 25

Winsor, Mary, letter, 1929 July 14.

16 26

Winter, William Jefferson, letter (Winter was the son of William Winter (1836-1917), who was a friend of Horace Howard Furness), 1917 July 18.

16 27

Wister, Owen, letters (Owen Wister was the son of Sarah Butler Wister (1835-1908)), circa 1927, 1928.

16 28

Woodward, Clara, letter, 1929 July 14.

16 29

Woodward, George, letter and typescript carbon of letter from Woodward to Sheldon Cheney of New York City, 1929 November 30.

16 30

Wright, William Aldis, letters (one is misaddressed "Dr. W. H. Furness 3rd"), 1914.

16 31

Sub B.: Letters sent by Horace Howard Furness Jr.

Box Folder

[Edward], letter (the recipient was possibly Edward Hugh Sothern), 1903 November 13.

16 32

Evans, Rebecca F., envelope addressed to Rebecca F. Evans, bearing several notations in pencil, 1923 January 15.

16 33

Furness, Horace Howard Sr., letters, circa 1890-1896.

16 34

Hensel, William Uhler, letters, circa 1910.

16 35

Miller, J. DeWitt, letters, 1908-1909, undated.

16 36

Stevenson, Mrs., letter (Mrs. Stevenson was active in the Philadelphia War Relief), undated.

16 37

Sub C.: Research and writings by Horace Howard Furness, Jr.

Box Folder

"Actors of Shakespeare," lecture in outline form, undated.

16 39

"A Short History of the Shakspere Society of Philadelphia," lecture or essay, undated.

16 38

Commonplace book from Furness's student days at Harvard, inscribed with the date 16 February 1885; an undated note in Furness's hand; and an undated newspaper clipping containing Ernest L. Thayer's poem "Casey at the Bat" (published in 1888), circa 1885-1888.

17 1

"Deformity of Richard" (regarding Richard III), essay, undated.

16 40

"The Drama of the Past," typescript lecture, with annotations in Furness' hand, 1921.

16 42

"The Gloss of Youth," play, with set of sketches depicting the play's characters, circa 1920.

16 46

"The Hamlet of John Barrymore," typescript lecture, undated.

16 43

"Notes on 'Merchant of Venice'", undated.

16 41

Notes (seven leaves) in an unidentified hand that might be Furness's, discussing passages from a Shakespeare play and quoting extensively from John P. Collier's edition, undated.

16 44

Statement concerning the purchase of the Walnut Street Theatre account books, undated.

16 45

Sub D.: Other records relating or belonged to Horace Howard Furness, Jr.

Box Folder

American Academy of Arts and Sciences, certificate of election for Horace Howard Furness, Jr., as a fellow of the Academy, 1917 May 9.

17 6

Bound address book, with 4 cards and a letter from C. E. Kempe & Co. Ltd. originally interleaved in the volume, circa 1929.

16 47

Church, Samuel Harden, clipping describing Church's correspondence with Horace Howard Furness, Jr. concerning a lost line in Hamlet (Samuel Harden Church was president of the Carnegie Institute of Pittsburgh), 1928 March 3.

17 5

Interviews given by Furness, one concerning Shakespeare's gloves; the other was conducted for the "My Idea" column of the Philadelphia Evening Ledger, 1919, undated.

17 2

List for presentation copies of the Variorum Coriolanus (with 1 photocopy of the list and 1 newspaper clipping), circa 1928.

17 4

Review of the Variorum edition of Much Ado About Nothing (1899) from the January 1901 issue of the journal  Poet-Lore, pp. 141-148, signed by "C. P.," (probably Charlotte Porter) with manuscript notations in the hand of Horace Howard Furness, Jr., 1901.

17 3

Series IV. Collected material regarding Shakespeare, Horace Howard Furness Memorial Library, etc.

Scope and Contents note

Series IV contains material that does not appear to have been created by William Henry, Horace Howard, Sr. or Horace Howard, Jr. Furness; and instead was probably collected to enhance the material within this collection. The material generally relates to Shakespeare, the H.H. Furness Memorial Library, or occasionally other Furness family members; notably, Frank Furness and his experiences in the Civil War. This series contains letters, arranged alphabetically by author; writings about Shakespeare, the Civil War, and other subjects; a limited number of financial documents; clippings; ephemera, certificates, and notes on theatrical subjects; and images, photographs, and engravings. For more information on each group of materials, please refer to the descriptive notes on the subseries level.

Sub A. Letters.

Scope and Contents note

This group of letters is arranged alphabetically by the author of the letter. Notable correspondents include Edwin Booth, John Payne Collier, Edward Dowden, Thomas Alva Edison, Granville George Greenwood, Edward Everett Hale, Henry Irving, Fanny Kemble, John Philip Kemble, Rudyard Kipling, Emanuel Leutze, James Augustus Henry Murray, Agnes Repplier, Thomas Sully, and others.

Box Folder

Abell, Walter H., letter to his family, on the letterhead of the Mission Anglo-Américaine de la Société des Amis (Friends War Victims Relief Committee) in Paris and a copy of a letter to him from the Mission, informing him that he has won one of the scholarships awarded by the Mission for study at Woodbrooke in Birmingham, England, 1919 August.

17 8

Allen, Charles H., Mrs., letter to Clement Mansfield Ingleby, 1879 September 24.

17 9

Allen, George, letters to Asa Israel Fish, 1864, 1867, undated.

17 10

Balmanno, Mary, letters to John Sartain concerning the sale of many of Mary Balmanno's books and some Shakespearian memorabilia, some of which are part of the collection of Horace Howard Furness; and three undated booklists with prices, one of "Shakespeariana" (Mary Balmanno was an English writer, editor, and illustrator, who settled in New York with her literary husband, Robert Balmanno; John Sartain, an engraver and publisher, was associated with Graham's Magazine to which Robert Balmanno contributed), 1862 February.

17 11

Biddle, George W., letter to Mrs. Caspar Wister (Annis Lee Wister was Horace Howard Furness's sister), 1880 December 31.

17 12

Booth, Edwin, letter to Asa Israel Fish, 1877 March 13.

17 13

Booth, Edwin, letter to Caroline Augusta Furness, undated.

17 14

Brewer, George W., speech, "An Hour with Shakespeare," inscribed to Isaac Norris Jr. and given before the Marshall and Washington Irving literary societies of Mercersburg College and letter from Brewer to Norris, pasted inside the cover of the speech, 1873-1874.

17 15

Bruce, Frances W., letter to Father, 1857 November 31.

17 16

Cadwalader, Colden M. B., telegram to Richard Cadwalader, 1913 March 29.

17 17

Chambers, W. B., letter to Junius Brutus Booth (Mrs. Chambers was Junius Brutus Booth's patroness), possibly 1817 March 4.

17 18

Child, Francis James, letter to A. H. Daley, 1877 March 10.

17 19

Clere, Edward, letters, one letter written to Thomas Knyvet and one written to Edward Flowerdew, both concerning land in Ashwellthorpe and local business, 1575, undated.

17 20

Collier, John Payne, letters to Fanny Kemble, with explanatory note by Horace Howard Furness, Sr., 1831, undated.

17 21

Collier, John Payne, letters from John Bruce, William Chappell, William Durrant Cooper, George L. Craik, John Forster, Clement Mansfield Ingleby, and Herman Merivale (includes typescript or manuscript copy of each letter), 1853-1859.

17 22

Crosby, Joseph, letters to Joseph Parker Norris and Horace Howard Furness (Crosby was a student and collector of Shakespeariana, whose library was auctioned in New York in 1886, the catalog for which is in the Furness Collection), 1874 December 3.

17 23

Cundill, Francis A., letter to [Asa B.?] Hance, with version of satirical essay on "Who Wrote Shakespeare?" that probably appeared in the New-York Tribune in the 1880s, 1895 April 23.

17 24

Cunningham, Peter, letter to Henry Harrod, previously laid in to a volume of the Publications of the Percy Society, 1847 January 23.

17 25

Curtis, George William, letter dated 23 January 1891 to Sinclair (George William Curtis was an author and orator who championed, among other causes, civil-service reform and the vote for women, was associated with Brook Farm and the Transcendentalists, and served as an editor of Harper's Magazine), 1891 January 23.

17 26

Daily Advertiser, three envelopes addressed to the "Advertiser," or "Daily Advertiser," possibly The Boston Daily Advertiser, undated.

17 27

Daly, Augustin, letter to unknown recipient concerning Shakespeare souvenirs and with an autograph of the governor of New York, Frank W. Higgins, dated 1905 pasted on back, October 1 1898.

17 28

Dana, Richard Henry, letter to Mr. Hale of the Daily Advertiser, 1843 January 16.

17 29

Daniel, P. A., letters to Frederick James Furnivall, some containing notes written by Furnivall to Furness and Daniel, 1875, 1885.

17 30

Dawson, Giles E., letter to Matthew Wilson Black and nine photostats (negative) relating to the bibliography for the Hanmer edition of Shakespeare's works, 1947 May 29.

17 31

Day, Frederick E., letter to William E. Miller and 10-page article entitled, "A Word about Masonic Code," concerning the theory of ciphers planted in Shakespeare's folios by Francis Bacon, 1973 April 5.

17 32

Deland, Margaret Wade Campbell, letters to Charles Belmont Davis, 1905.

17 33

Dowden, Edward, letter to Frederick James Furnivall, 1876 May 9.

17 34

Dowden, Edward, letter to editor of The Liberal Unionist, 1889 February 7.

17 35

Dowden, Edward, letter and a short biography of Dowden, 1883 March 14.

17 36

Durning-Lawrence, Edwin, letter to Hull Platt, 1911 May 10.

17 37

Dyce, Alexander, letter to Charles Kemble and an undated note from Fanny Kemble, explaining the letter and commenting on the character of Rev. Alexander Dyce, undated.

17 38

Dyce, Alexander, letter to J. R. Smith, 1869 March 19.

17 39

Edison, Thomas A., letter to Arthur I. Moore requesting shipment of various items for his research, 1886 February 2.

17 40

Edwin Forrest Home, letters to various recipients, 1927-1929, undated.

17 41

Fenton, Beatrice, letter to Matthew W. Black concerning repairs to the bronze sundial that Beatrice Fenton had sculpted for the Shakespeare garden on the University of Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia (Beatrice Fenton (b. 1887) was a Philadelphia sculptor; Matthew W. Black was a professor in the English department at the University of Pennsylvania who worked on the Variorum editions of Richard II and  Henry IV, Part 2 and was curator of the H. H. Furness Memorial Library from 1945 to 1965), 1963 April 4.

17 42

Flower, Charles E., letter and postal card to L. L. Lawrence, 1890, undated.

17 43

Forbes-Robertson, Johnston, letter to "Miss Santly", 1901 November 28.

17 44

Forbes-Robertson, Johnston, letter to the English-Speaking Union, 1923 October 29.

17 45

Furness, Louise Brooks Winsor, letter to "Mr. Dean" (Louise Brooks Winsor Furness was the wife of Horace Howard Furness, Jr.), undated.

17 46

Furness, William, Mrs., envelope from an unidentified correspondent, undated.

17 47

Gilpin, Thomas F., letter to his wife, Anna G. Gilpin, 1841 August 8.

17 48

Green, Mary D., letter to an unidentified correspondent, undated.

17 49

Greenwood, G. G., letters to Lewis Benjamin on Shakespearean subjects, 1912-1925.

17 50

Greenwood, G. G., letter to Isaac Hull Platt, 1911 May 2.

17 51

Gross, Julia Bullitt, letter to Annis Lee Wister offering consolation on the death of Mrs. Wister's father, Rev. William Henry Furness (1896), possibly 1896 April 26.

17 52

Hackett, James Henry, letter to Noah Miller Ludlow, 1870.

18 1

Hale, Edward Everett, unsigned letter to "My dear boy", 1895 June 1.

18 2

Hayden, P. W., letter to Frederick James Furnivall, 1877.

18 3

Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, letter to Elias Nason concerning a reimbursement to Fanny Kemble for one her Shakespeare readings, 1850 February 8.

18 4

Irving, Henry, incomplete letter to an unidentified correspondent, undated.

18 5

Jackson, Richard C., letter to Helen Kate Rogers Furness (deceased) requesting funds for "London's National Memorial to Shakespeare" (Richard C. Jackson was Chairman of the Committee for London's National Memorial to Shakespeare), 1911 August 25.

18 6

Jayne, Horace H. F., letters to and from William E. Miller regarding Jayne's gifts to the Furness Memorial Library, 1965 April.

18 7

Jefferson, Joseph, letter to Mr. Comly or Cowly, undated.

18 8

Kemble, Fanny, letter to Annis Pulling Jenks Furness enclosing a newspaper clipping concerning the duel between Pierce Butler (Fanny Kemble's American husband) and Mr. Shott, undated.

18 9

Kemble, Fanny, two letters to Mrs. Reed accompanying two cartes de visite, undated.

18 10

Kemble, John Philip, letter to Henry Erskine Johnston (John Philip Kemble was a noted English actor), 1816 February 1.

18 11

Kinsman, John, letter to Alfred Russell Smith concerning the purchase of some Shakespearean books from the library of Rev. John Collins which were obtained from his friend Edward Capell, a scholar who edited Shakespeare; and a book flyleaf containing Collin's autograph (John Kinsman was a book dealer in Penzance, England), 1872, undated.

18 12

Kipling, Rudyard, letter to Richard Harding Davis, circa 1893.

18 13

Knowles, James Sheridan, letter to Miss Paterson, 1838 December 27.

18 14

Lamb, Charles, letter to Charles Cowden Clarke, a photostat copy of the letter; a xerox of a printed version of the letter on p. 164 of Recollections of Writers by Charles and Mary Cowden Clarke, and 3 pages of notes concerning the history of the letter, probably in the hand of William E. Miller, circa 1828, undated.

18 15

Lane, Richard James, letter to Mrs. Charles Kemble, 1869 March 17.

18 16

Lane, Richard James, letters to Mrs. Charles Kemble and to an unknown correspondent, 1852 February 16.

18 17

Lawrence, William J., letters to Hamilton Bell, 1912-1913.

18 18

Lawrence, William J., letters to Brander Matthews, 1912-1913.

18 19

Lee, Sidney, letter to Albert Croll Baugh, 1917 September 28.

18 20

Leighton, William, letters to Isaac Norris on Shakespearean topics; a booklet: Proceedings of the Shakspeare Club of Wheeling [West Virginia] : with the address delivered Friday evening, April 23rd, 1875, by William Leighton, Jr., president of the club (Wheeling: Lewis Baker & Co., 1875); and the poem "Apostrophe to Shakspeare" by J. L. Wilde, 1875, 1877.

18 21

Leutze, Emanuel, letters to E. L. Carey, 1842.

18 22

Macfarren, George, letter to unnamed correspondent, 1832 May 6.

18 23

Madden, Frederick, letters to Rev. William Bliss, one incomplete, 1829, 1834.

18 24

Manning, R. Henry, letters to F. C. Manning, his brother, 1831, 1834.

18 25

Martin, William, letters and card to Hamilton Bell, 1911-1912.

18 26

Miller, Henry, letter to Charles Rann Kennedy presenting Kennedy with Sir Henry Irving's prompt copy of Macbeth which was later presented in turn to Horace Howard Furness, Jr., 1910 December 4.

18 27

Mumford, Edward Warloch, letter to C. S. Thompson, typed on University of Pennsylvania intramural stationery, discussing the University's Commencement of 1781, 1935 June 26.

18 28

Murray, James Augustus Henry, two postal cards to Helen Kate Rogers Furness, 1880-1881.

18 29

Napier, Arthur S., letters to "Liddell", 1900-1907, undated.

18 30

Nicholson, Brinsley, letter to Clement Mansfield Ingleby, 1875 June 24.

18 31

Noyes, Alfred, letter to Albert Croll Baugh, 1925 May 2.

18 32

Parker, E. G., letters to Albert Croll Baugh and a list of books "from the privat shop of Nich. Cox," copied by Parker from Bodleian Ms. Wood E. 4, 1914, 1916.

18 33

Plumptre, James, letter to Mr. Barker, bookseller in Covent Garden, concerning the publication of various editions of Shakespeare and other works relating to drama; a list of Plumptre's own publications; and a copy of the description of this letter from the seller's catalogue (James Plumptre was a dramatist and divine and studied dramatic literature), 1812 February 25.

18 34

Ray, Alex, letters to A. W. Turner, 1849-1850.

18 35

Reilly, John, letter to "Friend Patrick", undated.

18 36

Repplier, Agnes, letter to William Henry Furness III (William Henry Furness III was the son of Horace Howard Furness and the brother of Horace Howard Furness, Jr.), undated.

18 37

Rhoads, Charles W., manuscript copy of a letter to E. W. Clark, annotated by Clark, 1866.

18 38

Ross, William B., letters to Alfred Shortt, 1901.

18 39

Schmidt, John W., letters to and from William E. Miller concerning a model of the Globe Theatre that John Schmidt built and presented to the Furness Memorial Library in 1961, 1962-1963.

18 40

Singer, Samuel Weller, letter to Rev. William Bliss, 1834 April 2.

18 41

Skeat, Walter W., letter to William Henry Furness III (William Henry Furness III was the son of Horace Howard Furness and the brother of Horace Howard Furness, Jr.), 1902 November 23.

18 42

Smedley, William Thomas, letter to Isaac Hull Platt regarding the Baconian cipher theory of Shakespeare's plays ; copy of a letter to Smedley from W. W. Greg; and a copy of some verses, entitled "The Reader to Geffrey [sic] Chaucer," prefixed to Smedley's copy of Chaucer (1598) which, according to Smedley, was annotated by Ben Jonson and taken through the press by Francis Bacon, who is referred to in the verses (William Thomas Smedley was the author of The Mystery of Francis Bacon (London, 1912), 1910.

18 43

Smith, Goldwin, letter to A. D. Dixon, 1879 February 20.

18 44

Smith, Sydney, letter to Samuel Rogers, undated.

18 45

Stalker, Archibald, letters to St. John Ervine, 1935.

18 46

Steinbruck, E., letter to unidentified recipient, undated.

18 47

Stevenson, Allan H., letter to Alfred B. Harbage (Stevenson was in the Department of English at the University of Chicago), 1945 December 18.

18 48

Sully, Thomas, letter to Charles Vogel, 1854 November 13.

18 49

Tangye, Richard, letter from unidentified correspondent, 1899 December 2.

18 50

Taylor, Bayard, telegram to David Wills of Gettysburg, 1869 June 26.

18 51

Toynbee, Paget Jackson, letter to A. Edward Newton, 1926 July 12.

18 52

Waites, Alfred, letter, 1890 June 6.

18 53

Walton, Joseph, envelopes to Marshall Fell, 1885, undated.

18 54

Waterston, D. C., envelope addressed to "Rev. D. C. Waterston," who lived in Temple Street, Boston, undated.

18 55

White, Richard Grant, letter to William A. Whiteman, 1858 June 10.

18 56

Willard, E. S., letter to Caroline Augusta Furness (E. S. Willard was an English actor; Caroline Augusta Furness was the daughter of Horace Howard Furness who was married to Horace Jayne in 1894), 1892 April 9.

18 57

Wills, David, telegram to Bayard Taylor, circa 1860-1869.

18 58

Wister, A. L., letter to Ida Cushman, circa 1870.

18 59

Wister, A. L., letter to her nephews, the sons of Horace Howard Furness (Horace Howard Furness, Jr., Walter Rogers Furness, and William Henry Furness III), 1883 November 4.

18 60

Wister, A. L., unsigned letter that appears to be in Annis Lee Wister's hand, asking advice concerning medical treatment "for a lady aged 66" and discussing her physical ailments to an unidentified recipient, circa 1896.

18 61

Wright, Charles, letter to the editor of Notes and Queries, a printed sheet containing Wright's comments concerning his edition of Shakespeare and the criticism of it that appeared in the  Athenaeum, and an unsigned manuscript note by Wright added to this sheet, 1862.

18 62

Unidentified correspondents, letters and envelopes from or to unidentified correspondents, one of the letters contains a leaf and some flowers and spikes, 1855, 1893, undated.

18 63

Sub B: Writings about Shakespeare, Civil War, and other subjects.

Scope and Contents note

Subseries B includes several writings on Shakespearean topics by George Allen, Henry Houston Bonnell, Andrew Edmund Brae, John Jay Chapman, A. Daul, Charles Ellis, Margaret Higginson, Helena Faucit Martin, John Buttrick Noyes, and Robert Bell Wheler, and additional poems by David A. Dunn, C. H. Faure Field, C. Luchesi, George Lunt, and Carroll Smyth. Included in the subseries is a set of materials written by or relating to controversial Shakespearean scholar John Payne Collier, including two shorthand notebooks made by Collier of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's ninth and twelfth lectures on Shakespeare; and a "Catalogue of the Valuable Library of the late John Payne Collier, Esq." (Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 1884), annotated with prices from the sale, August 7-9, 1884. Other documentation found in the subseries includes typed reminiscences of Grant's encounter with a wounded Confederate soldier during the Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia, on 1 June 1864; a document probably by Wesley Merritt describing Frank Furness' activities during the Civil War, in particular an engagement on the afternoon of June 12, 1864, involving the U.S. Army brigade in which Furness was a Captain in the battle of Trevillian Station (Virginia); a long autograph statement by Fanny Kemble referring to a Drury Lane Pay List; and a copy of the introduction of "The Confederates, or, The first happy day of the Island Princess," which Kemble found among the papers of her father Charles.

Box Folder

Allen, George, 29 notes on various Shakespearean topics, undated.

18 64

Anonymous, "The Loyal Lovers," (not the same as Cosmo Manuche's The Loyal Lovers, published in 1652 by Thomas Eglesfield, London), originally in the library of Horace Howard Furness, Jr. and bearing his bookplate, undated.

17 7

Balmanno, Mary, three undated booklists with prices, one of "Shakespeariana.", undated.

18 65

Bonnell, Henry Houston, "On The Inconsistencies of Shakspere," holograph essay signed and "respectfully dedicated to Horace Howard Furness", undated.

18 66

Bookfinders, manuscript list of assorted books, undated.

18 67

Brae, Andrew Edmund, list of Brae's emendations to Shakespeare, titled "Some unpublished corrections in the text of the minor poems of Shakespeare", undated.

18 68

Chapman, John Jay, two typed articles: "The finale of Hamlet;" and "Mr. Hampden's Hamlet", 1922, undated.

19 1

Collier, John Payne, miscellaneous manuscript and printed materials including: 1.) two shorthand notebooks made by Collier of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's ninth and twelfth lectures on Shakespeare; 2.) a sheet listing various shorthand signs and their meanings; 3.) a page of autograph manuscript from Collier's defense on a charge of scholarly fraud; 4.) a monograph by Collier entitled, "A Letter to the Rev. Alexander Dyce: With a Few Notes Upon his Edition of 'The Woman's Prize.'" by J. Payne Collier . . . Printed for Private Circulation Only, 1845; 5.) "Catalogue of the Valuable Library of the late John Payne Collier, Esq." (Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 1884), annotated with prices from the sale, August 7-9, 1884; 6.) three handwritten lists of Collier's books; 7.) three bills of sale from the Sotheby auction; 8.) an obituary and another notice about Collier from the London Times of September 19, 1883; and 9.) a newspaper clipping reporting the results of the auction of Collier's books, 1845, 1883-1884, undated.

19 2

Daul, A., "Stars in the life and love of women," outline of proposed Shakespeare anthology; and an appeal for funds, 1872.

19 3

Dunn, David A., "What it is to love," poem from Shakespeare with hand colored engraving of a couple at the top of the page, 1837 March 14.

19 4

Ellis, Charles, typed copy of the supplement to The Christ in Shakspeare, undated.

19 5

The European Magazine, manuscript copy of an article entitled "On the Character of Hamlet" that appeared in  The European Magazine, vol. lxxvii, April 1820, pp. 316-319, undated.

19 6

Field, C. H. Faure, poem, "Father and Son", undated.

19 7

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, manuscript excerpts from the 1854 edition of "Goethe über Shakespeare" (in German), undated.

19 8

Grant, Charles S., typed reminiscences of Grant's encounter with a wounded Confederate soldier during the Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia, on 1 June 1864, undated.

19 9

Granville-Barker, Harley, pamphlet copy of Granville-Barker's lecture "Quality," the 1938 Presidential Address to The English Association, with an autograph dedication from the author to Alfred Harbage, 1938.

19 10

Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O., 16 leaves of manuscript from Halliwell-Phillipps's folio edition of the The Winter's Tale, undated.

19 11

Hazlitt, notes on Shakespearean topics (possibly English essayist William Hazlitt (1778-1830)), undated.

19 12

Higginson, Margaret, "Julia Marlowe, Shakespearean actress," which appeared in Lakeland Life Magazine, a periodical published in Carlisle, England, 1984-1985.

19 13

[Hubbard, George], notes in an unidentified hand citing Hubbard's views on the location of the Globe Theatre, as published by Hubbard in Transactions of the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society, N. Ser., Vol. II, part 3, 1912, undated.

19 14

Kemble, Fanny, statement by Mrs. Kemble referring to a Drury Lane Pay List and a copy of the introduction of "The Confederates, or, The first happy day of the Island Princess," which she found among the papers of her father, Charles Kemble, undated.

19 15

Luchesi, C., poem (in Italian), undated.

19 16

Lunt, George, poem entitled "Requiem" which includes untitled verses by Mrs. Ellen Hooper, undated.

19 17

Martin, Helena Faucit, 27-page manuscript epistolary essay on Ophelia addressed to Geraldine Jewsbury, and bound manuscript volume including excerpts from John Milton's masque Comus, annotated in what appears to be Helena Faucit Martin's hand, circa 1885, undated.

19 18

Merritt, Wesley (probably), reminiscences of Frank Furness' activities during the Civil War (the account describes an engagement on the afternoon of 12 June 1864 involving the U.S. Army brigade in which Furness was a Captain following the previous day's action in the battle of Trevillian Station (Virginia), undated.

14 1

Mitchell, S. Weir, two leaves of original manuscript from Dr. Mitchell's book, Dr. North and his Friends (New York, 1900), circa 1900.

19 19

Noyes, John Buttrick, bound essay on Shakespeare concerning pronunciation of English in Shakespeare's time, 1906.

19 20

Smyth, Carroll, poems concerning Shakespeare (Smyth was secretary for the 50th Anniversary of The Shakspere Society), 1902, undated.

19 21

Stork, Charles Wharton, typescript speech "The Port of Friendly Faces: Read at the Twenty-First Anniversary of the Franklin Inn Club, February 19, 1923", 1923.

19 22

Tomson, Graham R., poem (Tomson was a poet, also known as Rosamund Marriott Watson; who published a book of verse entitled, Old Books, Fresh Flowers (Gouverneur, N.Y.: Adirondack Press, 1899), undated.

19 23

Wheler, Robert Bell, Historical and Descriptive Account of the Birth-Place of Shakspeare, with lithographic illustrations by C. F. Green; printed in Stratford-on-Avon by James Ward in 1824, 1824.

19 24

Unknown, typewritten list of plays performed at the New Chestnut Street Theater, undated.

19 25

Sub C: Financial records.

Scope and Contents note

Subseries C includes a small number of receipts and statements. Of particular interest is a 1791 autograph receipt from John Hancock to the firm of Furness and Walley (owned by John Furness, respectively father and grandfather of William Henry Furness and Horace Howard Furness). The subseries also includes a group of accounts of ticket receipts for the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia (March-May 1873).

Box Folder

Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O., three receipts for payments to Halliwell-Phillipps, 1870-1871.

19 26

Hancock, John, receipt to Furness and Walley for payment of 12 pounds 10 shillings, for one quarter rent of his store, 1791 July 7.

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Scott Tyre & Co., bill and receipt for assorted items purchased from Scott Tyre & Co. of Montreal, 1847 October 16.

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Ticknor and Fields, statement of account with the Boston publishing house that later became the Houghton Mifflin Company, 1865.

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Walnut Street Theatre, accounts of ticket receipts from March 31, to May 30, 1873, 1873.

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Sub D. Clippings.

Scope and Contents note

Subseries D consists on a small set of newspaper clippings on several topics, including events organized by the Edwin Forrest Home in Philadelphia, the foundation of the Folger Shakespeare Library, and the Horace Howard Furness Memorial Library at the University of Pennsylvania.

Box Folder

Boston Sunday Herald, clipping describing the Boston Public Library's Barton Library collection, which included many Shakespearean items, 1896.

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Edwin Forrest Home, two clippings regarding events organized by the Edwin Forrest Home, 1920, 1927.

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Folger Shakespeare Library, clippings describing Henry C. Folger's announcement that he would build the Folger Library and announcing the opening of the Library, 1928-1932.

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Horace Howard Furness Memorial Library, notes and clippings describing the opening of the Horace Howard Furness Memorial Library at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and the garden that was planted outside the new library; the opening of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.; the shelf arrangement of the Library when it still belonged to Horace Howard Furness, Jr. (notes dating prior to 1930, in the hand of H.H. Furness, Jr.); and the history and holdings of the Library, written after it was moved to its present location in the University of Pennsylvania's Van Pelt Library in 1962, 1932, undated.

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Mills, C. A., letter to the editor of The Times (London) quoting a passage of the diary in which a traveler describes his visit to the Globe Theatre in London and newspaper clipping of a letter to the Times describing a lecture given to the British and American Archaeological Society by a Dr. Orbaan on the subject "Rome under Clement VIII (1592-1605)" ( Mills was Secretary of the British and American Archaeological Society; Dr. Orbaan was the author of  Sixtine Rome (London, 1910)), undated.

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Sub E. Ephemera, certificates, and notes on theatrical subjects.

Scope and Contents note

Subseries E includes programs and menus related to events hosted by Philadelphia-based organizations such as the Edwin Forrest Home, the American Philosophical Society, and the Franklin Club, as well as by other American institutions such as Harvard University. The subseries also includes a small collection of trade cards with scenes and quotations from Shakespeare's plays used to advertise Libby, McNeill & Libby's canned meats and delicacies. The press kit for Kenneth Branagh's film version of Shakespeare's Henry V (1989), issued by the Samuel Goldwyn Company, is also found in this subseries.

Box Folder

American Philosophical Society, menus for the Society's annual dinner in Philadelphia which include quotations from various English writers and Shakespeare, 1910-1911.

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Boyer, Mary, deposition making a claim as an heir on the estate of Major Alexander and Jane Turner, taken in York County, Pennsylvania, 1850.

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Eaton, Randle, deposition (incomplete) relating to Randle Eaton, a 2-page photocopy, 6 leaves of notes, and a transcription of the document, undated.

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Edwin Forrest Home, The Government of the Edwin Forrest Home: comprising the list of officers, will of Edwin Forrest, act of incorporation, by-laws of the board, and application for admission (Philadelphia: Dando Print & Pub. Co., 1891), 1891.

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Edwin Forrest Home, The Government of the Edwin Forrest Home: comprising the list of officers, will of Edwin Forrest, act of incorporation, by-laws of the board, and application for admission (Philadelphia: Henry B. Ashmead, 1902), three copies, one of which with annotations, 1902.

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Edwin Forrest Home, programs of events organized by the Edwin Forrest Home, 1893-1896, 1915.

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Edwin Forrest Home, programs of events organized by the Edwin Forrest Home, and guest list for the 1927 Shakespeare celebration, 1916-1927, undated.

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Ellmaker, Captain, certification that Captain Henry Reece was not indebted to the Com. Dept. of the 1st Brigade, 1863 September 2.

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First Congregational Society (Unitarian) of Burlington, Vermont, program for Christmas and four poems: "I Wish You;" "Carol," by Hans Christian Andersen and translated by L. G. W.; "To L. G. W.," by C. E. W.-S; and "Fest-Prayer" by L. G. W. (L. G. W. is probably Loammi Goodenow Ware (1827-1891)), 1888.

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Franklin Inn Club, programs and other material relating with events at the Franklin Inn Club, Philadelphia, 1920, 1927.

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Harvard University, menu for the 20th Anniversary dinner of the class of 1860, 1880.

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Libby, McNeill & Libby, seventeen color lithograph advertising cards with scenes and quotations from Shakespeare's plays used to advertise Libby, McNeill & Libby's canned meats and delicacies, including corned beef, tongue, and soup, circa 1978, undated.

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[Mitchell, Maria Gouverneur], draft certificate in Horace Howard Furness Sr.'s hand for presentation of a prize to a student at Miss Sophia Dallas Irwin's school, in memory of Maria Gouverneur Mitchell (possibly Maria Gouverneur Mitchell (1876-1898) who was a member of the same Philadelphia family as S. Weir Mitchell (1829-1914) and the physicians John Kearsley Mitchell (1798-1858) and John K. Mitchell (1859-1917)), circa 1898.

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Royal Historical Manuscripts Commission, "Reports of the Royal Historical Mss. Commission. References to Shakespeare", undated.

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Samuel Goldwyn Co., press kit for Kenneth Branagh's film version of Shakespeare's Henry V (1989), issued by the Samuel Goldwyn Company, including a packet of still photographs from the production, circa 1989.

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Stan V. Henkels, catalogue for an auction to be held on February 19-20, 1885, with Horace Howard Furness's duplicate books listed to be auctioned (Catalogue 179), 1885.

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Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, one leaf reproducing a playbill for a performance of Romeo and Juliet and other works, undated.

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Sub F. Images.

Scope and Contents note

Subseries F includes a small number of images, including a counterproof of Wenceslaus Hollar's portrait etching of Anne of Cleves after Hans Holbein the Younger, dated 1648; an engraved portrait of William Elphinston; a set of prints titled "Shakespeare’s London," and depicting 16th-18th century views of London; an ink sketch by William Henry Furness, Jr. (the son of William Henry Furness, and brother of Horace Howard Furness, Sr.); an engraving of Ralph Waldo Emerson; and a portrait of English professor Matthias Adams Shaaber photographed in the Horace Howard Furness Memorial Library at the University of Pennsylvania.

Box Folder

Elphinston, William, engraved portraits, undated.

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Folger Shakespeare library, "Shakespeare's London," set of prints depicting 16-18th century views of London, 1935.

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Furness, William Henry Jr., original ink sketch given to "E.H.C." in January 1845 with an accompanying note (not contemporary with the sketch) indicating that the sketch is "after Retsch", 1845.

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Hollar, Wenceslaus, counterproof of Hollar's portrait etching of Anne of Cleves after Hans Holbein the Younger; a paper by Robert Wojtowicz; a description of the item by Wojtowicz, from an unidentified catalogue; two photographs of the counterproof, one of which is in verso; and two photographs of the Hollar etching, one from the New York Public Library and one from Magdalene College, Cambridge, circa 1648, 1986, undated.

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Sartain, J., engraving of Ralph Waldo Emerson, undated.

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Shaaber, M. A., photograph of Shaaber in the Furness Memorial Library at the University of Pennsylvania (Shaaber was on the faculty of the English Department at the University of Pennsylvania, worked on the Variorum editions of Shakespeare's Richard II and  Henry IV, Part 2, and was curator of the Horace Howard Furness Memorial Library from 1965 to 1980), undated.

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