Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835

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English forger of Shakespeare manuscripts.

From the description of Autograph forgery in the form of an autograph receipt signed by William Shakespeare : [London], [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269518423

English forger.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to Mrs. Colepeper, 1825 July 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269528697

William Henry Ireland, English writer and literary forger.

From the description of W. H. Ireland manuscript material : 1 item, 1834 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 436942877

Epithet: of Add MS 24014

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001295.0x000223

Forger.

From the description of A collection of the Ireland fabrications, 1805. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 56116532

William Henry Ireland was the son of author and engraver Samuel Ireland. Before he was twenty, Ireland had written several works that he claimed were newly discovered Shakespearian documents, including a play, Vortigern and Rowena, produced by Richard Brinsley Sheridan at his theater in Drury Lane in March 1796. He also purchased about 80 late 16th and early 17th century English books and tracts in which he forged Shakespeare's autograph and made notes purportedly in Shakespeare's hand. The Shakespeare scholar Edward Malone challenged the authenticity of these works in his Inquiry into the authorship of certain miscellaneous papers ... (1795), and in May 1796 Ireland admitted to the forgeries in An authentic account of the Shakespearian manuscripts (1796) and again in his Confessions (1805).

From the description of Ireland's Shakespearian [sic] library : list of titles offered for sale, [1805?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122685971

In 1794, at age 19, William Henry Ireland "discovered" a cache of William Shakespeare manuscripts, which he presented in a series of gifts to his father, including two previously unknown plays, Vortigern and Henry II. An edition was published under the title of Miscellaneous Papers and Legal Instruments under the Hand and Seal of William Shakespeare. Vortigern was produced at the Drury Lane Theatre in April 1796, but by this point, the manuscripts were increasingly regarded as forgeries. William Henry Ireland, exposed as the actual author of the Shakespeare manuscripts, embarked on a long literary career, and sold several extra-illustrated mansucript copies of his forgeries.

From the description of Papers, 1593-1824 (inclusive), 1794-1813 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612885549

Forger of Shakespeare manuscripts.

From the description of Papers, 1796-1835. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 28410845

Epithet: of Stowe MS 994

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001295.0x000236

In 1794, at age 19, William Henry Ireland "discovered" a cache of William Shakespeare manuscripts, which he presented in a series of gifts to his father, engraver Samuel Ireland. The manuscripts included legal documents, correspondence, and two previously unknown plays, Vortigern and Henry II. By 1795, many of the manuscripts were on display at the Ireland home, and were the talk of London. In December, an edition was published under the title of Miscellaneous Papers and Legal Instruments under the Hand and Seal of William Shakespeare. Vortigern was produced at the Drury Lane Theatre in April 1796, but by this point, the manuscripts were increasingly regarded as forgeries, and the production was hooted off the stage on opening night. William Henry Ireland, exposed as the actual author of the Shakespeare manuscripts, embarked on a long literary career. In 1805, he published The Confessions of William-Henry Ireland. He also sold several extra-illustrated manuscript copies of his own forgeries.

From the guide to the Papers, 1593-1824 (inclusive), 1794-1813 (bulk)., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

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referencedIn Vol. XIV. (ff. 20). "AN ANSWERE to certaine scandalous papers scattered abroad under colour of a Catholicke Admonition," London, 1606, 4to. Imperf.William Henry Ireland: Printed tracts (1570-1613) containing his forged signatures and marginal notes o... British Library
creatorOf Hodgkin, John Eliot,. Autograph letter signed from John Eliot Hodgkin, Richmond, to an unidentified recipient [manuscript], 1881 July 13. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835. Transcripts of Vortigern and Rowena [manuscript], 1799. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835,. Autograph letter signed from W.H. Ireland to Mr. Hone, Bookseller, High Holborn [manuscript], 18th or 19th century. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835. Autograph statement signed by W.H. Ireland [manuscript], 1822 June 21. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835. Autograph prospectus (draft) for Shakspeare Ireland's seven ages with note by W.H. Ireland [manuscript], 18th or 19th century. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835. Vortigern (fragment) [manuscript], ca. 1800. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Robson, Bartholomew, bookseller, fl. 1877-1878,. Autograph letters signed from Bartholomew Robson, London, to Clement Mansfield Ingleby [manuscript], 1877-1878. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835,. Autograph letter signed from W.H. Ireland, Paris, to Mr. W. Hone, London, England [manuscript], 1820 November 23? Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Vol. II. (ff. 19). "THE CATHOLIKES SUPPLICATION unto the Kings maiestie," etc., by Gabriel Powell, London, 1603, 4to.William Henry Ireland: Printed tracts (1570-1613) containing his forged signatures and marginal notes of Shakespeare. British Library
referencedIn Piozzi, Hester Lynch, 1741-1821,. Autograph letter signed from Hester Lynch Piozzi, Brynbella, to Daniel Lysons, Putney [manuscript], 1796 February 9. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835,. Receipt from W.H. Ireland to James Caulfield [manuscript], 1805 March 2. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835. Autograph poem signed by W.H. Ireland [manuscript], 1831 March 3. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889,. Letters on the topic of Shakspeare versus Shakespeare [manuscript], 18th or 19th century? Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835,. Forgeries by William Henry Ireland of Shakespeare documents [manuscript], ca. 1805. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Allen, Edward, fl. 1820,. Autograph letters signed from Edward Allen to William Henry Ireland [manuscript], 1820. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Vol. XII. (ff. 13). "A COMFORT against the Spaniard," by Thomas Nun, London, 1596, 4to.William Henry Ireland: Printed tracts (1570-1613) containing his forged signatures and marginal notes of Shakespeare. British Library
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835,. Forgery of signature of Anne Boleyn by W.H. Ireland [manuscript] ca. 1800. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835,. Forgeries by William Henry Ireland of Shakespeare documents, or manuscript copies of the forgeries and other manuscripts [manuscript], ca. 1800. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835,. Autograph note from W.H. Ireland to Mr. Hone [manuscript], 18th or 19th century. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Autograph File, I, 1730-1978. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Vol. IX. (ff. 15). "A CAVEAT for France," etc. "Translated out of French into English by E. Aggas," London, 1588, 8vo.William Henry Ireland: Printed tracts (1570-1613) containing his forged signatures and marginal notes of Shakespeare. British Library
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835,. Autograph letter signed from W.H. Ireland to Mr. Barlace, Holborn [manuscript], 1825 May 13. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Malone, Edmond, 1741-1812,. Letters from Edmond Malone to Thomas Astle, 1795 December 31 [manuscript], 18th or 19th century? Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Memoirs of the life of the Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan, extra-illustrated. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835. Autograph forgery in the form of an autograph receipt signed by William Shakespeare : [London], [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Manuscript copy of extracts relating to Ireland's Shakespeare forgeries from Notes and queries [manuscript], 1876-1879. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835,. Autograph letter signed from W.H. Ireland, York, to Messrs. Vernor, Hood & Company, publishers, Poultry, Cheapside, London [manuscript], 1810 November 21. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1751-1816,. Autograph letter initialled from Sheridan to [Thomas] Greenwood [manuscript], 1795 November 18. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Caldecott, Thomas, 1744-1833,. Autograph letter initialed from T.C. [Thomas Caldecott] to John Mander, Bampton, Witney, Oxford [manuscript], 1797 November 30. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835. Autograph copies of Vortigern in the hand of Mrs. Freeman and Anna Maria Ireland [manuscript], ca. 1795. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Vol. XI. (ff. 88). "THE RESTORER of the French estate," etc., London, 1589, 8vo.William Henry Ireland: Printed tracts (1570-1613) containing his forged signatures and marginal notes of Shakespeare. British Library
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835. Vortigern. Three transcripts. University of Birmingham, Birmingham University
creatorOf Papers, 1593-1824 (inclusive), 1794-1813 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Vol. VIII. (ff. 72). "JOB. To the King," etc., by Hugh Broughton, 1610, 4to.William Henry Ireland: Printed tracts (1570-1613) containing his forged signatures and marginal notes of Shakespeare. British Library
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835,. Signatures of departed English & foreign potentates and eminent characters [manuscript], ca. 1833. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Nicholls, Norton, 1741?-1809,. Autograph letter initialed from Norton Nicholls, London, to the Revd. William Johnstone Temple, St Gluvias, Penryn, Cornwall [manuscript], 1796. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Vol. VI. (ff. 46). "HIS MAIESTIES SPEACH in this last session of Parliament," London, 1605, 4to.William Henry Ireland: Printed tracts (1570-1613) containing his forged signatures and marginal notes of Shakespeare. British Library
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835. Papers, 1796-1835. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835,. Forgeries of manuscript signatures by W.H. Ireland [manuscript], 18th or 19th century. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Vol. XIII. (ff. 16). "A DECLARATION of His Maiesties Royall pleasure, in what sort he thinketh fit to enlarge or reserve himselfe on matter of bountie," London, 1610, 4to.William Henry Ireland: Printed tracts (1570-1613) containing his forged signatu... British Library
referencedIn Rolfe, W. J. (William James), 1827-1910. A famous Shakespeare forgery [manuscript], 19th or 20th century / by Dr. W.J. Rolfe. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835,. Autograph letter signed from W.H. Ireland to unidentified recipient [manuscript], 1814 April 1. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Saunders, Elizabeth, fl. ca. 1826-1851,. Autograph album compiled by Elizabeth Saunders [manuscript], ca. 1826-1851. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Autograph copy in the hand of Anna Maria Ireland of W.H. Ireland's forgery of the tragedy of King Lear [manuscript], ca. 1796. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn SPECULUM Humane Saluacionis; a MS. facsimile by Jacques Fucien Leclabart of the edition printed circa 1439, with an allegorical title-page designed by himself, bearing the date 1780. On the fly-leaf is a note concerning the MS. by W. H. Ireland. Pape... British Library
referencedIn Vol. X. (ff. 28). "HIS MAIESTIES SPEECH to both the Houses of Parliament " [31 Mar.], etc., London, 1607, 8vo.William Henry Ireland: Printed tracts (1570-1613) containing his forged signatures and marginal notes of Shakespeare. British Library
creatorOf Axon, William E. A. (William Edward Armytage), 1846-1913,. Autograph letter signed from William Edward Armytage Axon to F. Shaw [manuscript], 1876 August 27. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Holdsworth, Richard, 1590-1649. Prayer [manuscript], 1638. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835. Autograph contract signed by W.H. Ireland [manuscript], 1803 May 9. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Chalmers, George, 1742-1825. Collecteana Shakespeareana of George Chalmers, 1445-1796 [manuscript], ca. 1800. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835. Frogmore fete, and poems by William Henry Ireland [manuscript], 1833. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Mackenzie, Henry, 1745-1831,. Autograph letters signed from Henry Mackenzie to Lord Craig [manuscript], 1774-1806. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835. Papers, 1593-1824 (inclusive), 1794-1813 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835,. Vortigern and Rowena [manuscript], ca. 1796. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835. W. H. Ireland manuscript material : 1 item, 1834 New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835,. Forgeries and other manuscripts of William Henry Ireland [manuscript], [18th-19th century]. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835. Forgeries of documents claimed to be in Shakespeare's hand and others, c. 1800. University of Birmingham, Birmingham University
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835,. Shakespeare forgery by W.H. Ireland [manuscript], 18th or 19th century. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835,. Autograph letter signed from W.H. Ireland to unidentified recipient [manuscript], 1822 August 27. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835,. Signature of William Shakespeare forged by W.H. Ireland [manuscript], ca. 1800. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835,. Autograph letter signed from W.H. Ireland, Paris, to E. Allen, London [manuscript], 1820 August 9. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835,. Autograph letter signed from W.H. Ireland to Lewis Pocock, Esq. [manuscript], 1832 December 26. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835. A collection of the Ireland fabrications, 1805. Indiana University
referencedIn Ingleby, Clement Mansfield, 1823-1886. Papers of Clement Mansfield Ingleby [manuscript], 1874-1886. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835. Copies of documents printed in the 4 guinea work of my papers with other correspondences never published in the hand writing of my father [manuscript], 1824 February 28. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Steevens, George, 1736-1800,. Autograph letter signed from George Steevens to Bishop Percy [manuscript], 1797 January 3. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Piozzi, Hester Lynch, 1741-1821,. Autograph letters signed from Hester Lynch Piozzi, Manchester and Brynbella, to various people [manuscript], 1787-1796. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835. Autograph letter signed : [London], to Mrs. Colepeper, 1825 July 28. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835,. Forgery of letter from William Shakespeare in the secretary hand of W.H. Ireland [manuscript], 18th or 19th century. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Kinsolving, William. Forgery [manuscript] : a play, 2003 / by William Kinsolving. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Vol. VII. (ff. 57). "TRIPLICI NODO, triplex cuneus, or An Apologie for the Oath of Allegiance," etc., London, 1607, 4to.William Henry Ireland: Printed tracts (1570-1613) containing his forged signatures and marginal notes of Shakespeare. British Library
referencedIn SPECIMENS of the signatures and handwriting produced (according to the title-page) "by me William Henry Ireland during my fabrication of the manuscripts which I wrote and attributed to Shakespeare," with Ireland's explanatory notes. Paper; ff. 9. XVI... British Library
referencedIn Vol. IV. (ff. 29). "AN EXACT DISCOVERIE of Romish Doctrine in the case of Conspiracie and Rebellion," etc., by T.M. [sc. Thomas Morton, Bishop of Durham], London, 1605, 4to.William Henry Ireland: Printed tracts (1570-1613) containing his forged signa... British Library
referencedIn Smith, Robert Atwater, 1849-. Typed letters signed and other material from Robert Atwater Smith, Washington, D.C., to Isaac Hull Platt, Wallingford, Pennsylvania [manuscript], 1905-1908. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835,. Autograph letter signed from W.H. Ireland to L. Pocock [manuscript], 19th century. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Nicholl, Frances, d. 1819,. Autograph letter signed from Frances Nicholl, George St., to Mrs. Garrick, Hampton, Middlesex [manuscript], 1795 February 23. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, E-K. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Major, W., fl. 1797,. Autograph letter signed from W. Major, London, to Edmond Malone [manuscript], 1797 February 7. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835,. Forgery sample in W.H. Ireland's secretary hand [manuscript], 18th or 19th century. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835,. Autograph letter signed from William Henry Ireland to [Edward?] Harding [manuscript], 1824 January 8. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Sidney, Philip, Sir, 1554-1586,. Receipt from Sir Philipp Sidney to Robert Walker [manuscript], 1576 May 10. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Vol. XV. (ff. 24). "A SEDER Olam, that is, Order of the World," by Hugh Broughton, London, 1613, 4to.William Henry Ireland: Printed tracts (1570-1613) containing his forged signatures and marginal notes of Shakespeare. British Library
referencedIn Vol. III. was missing when the Stowe MSS. came to the Museum. Restored to the Trustees, 8th Nov. 1902.William Henry Ireland: Printed tracts (1570-1613) containing his forged signatures and marginal notes of Shakespeare. British Library
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835,. Forgery sample and title pages of Vortigern [manuscript], ca. 1799. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Vol. XVI. (ff. 4). "TWO LITTLE WORKES defensive of our Redemption," etc., by Hugh Broughtou, 1604, 4to.William Henry Ireland: Printed tracts (1570-1613) containing his forged signatures and marginal notes of Shakespeare. British Library
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835,. Forgeries by William Henry Ireland of documents pretended to be in Shakespeare's hand [manuscript], ca. 1800. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn List of publications relative to Ireland's forgeries [manuscript], 19th century? Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835. Dismembered and extra-illustrated copy of Miscellaneous papers and legal instruments ... of William Shakespeare [manuscript], 1796. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834. Letter : to Barron Field, [1822] Sept. 22. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835. Vortigern and Rowena. Also 7 letters relating to the play between William Shakespeare and William Holmes. University of Birmingham, Birmingham University
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835,. Autograph letter signed from W. H. Ireland to L. Pocock, London [manuscript], 19th century. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Vol. I. (ff. 41). "A SUPPLICATION of the Family of Love," etc., Cambridge, 1606, 4to. With book-plate of J[ohn] Brand, M.A., F.S.A., Linc. Coll. Oxon. (ob. 1806).Reverend John Brand, Secretary to the Society of Antiquaries: Bookplates: circ. 1800.Boo... British Library
referencedIn Durham, William Hall. Letter to George Washington Tucker [manuscript], 1796 March 3. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835. Autograph bill signed by W.H. Ireland, London, to Mr. George Smeeton, Printer, 139 St. Martin Lane, Charing Cross [manuscript], 1813 August 13. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835,. Copies of autographs in the hand of William Henry Ireland [manuscript], ca. 1805. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835,. Autograph letter signed from William Henry Ireland to the editor of Mr. Cumberland's British Theatre [i.e. George Daniel] [manuscript], 1827 March 13. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1816-1819, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Jordan, John, 1746-1809. Anecdote of Shakespeare [manuscript], ca. 1790. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889,. Early notices of Shakespeare [manuscript], compiled ca. 1860. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Hone, William, 1780-1842. The William Hone manuscript collection, 1792-1953, bulk 1815-1842. Adelphi University, Swirbul Library
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835. Vortigern; a tragedy in five acts, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, February 4th 1796. University of Birmingham, Birmingham University
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835,. Autograph letter signed from W.H. Ireland to J.W. Southgate [manuscript], 1827 May 21. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835,. Ireland's Shakespearian [sic] library : list of titles offered for sale, [1805?]. Grolier Club
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835. The play of King Vortigern. University of Birmingham, Birmingham University
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835,. Autograph letter signed from W.H. Ireland to William Upcott [manuscript], 18th or 19th century November 29. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835. Vortigern. MS; c.1800. University of Birmingham, Birmingham University
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835,. Shaksperian fabrications of William Henry Ireland [manuscript], 1796. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Caldecott, Thomas, 1744-1833,. Autograph letter initialed from T[homas] C[aldecott] to Doctor [John Sherwen] [manuscript], 1818 April 23. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn William Henry Hoffman Collection on Napoleon I, Napoleon I, William Henry Hoffman Collection on, (bulk 1789-1821), 1585-1913 John Hay Library, Special Collections
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835,. Autograph letter signed from W.H. Ireland to Dr. Parry [manuscript], 1812 July 31. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Vol. V. (ff. 77). "A SERMON of Christ crucified," etc., by John Foxe, London, 1570, 4to.William Henry Ireland: Printed tracts (1570-1613) containing his forged signatures and marginal notes of Shakespeare. British Library
referencedIn The life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. : including a journal of a tour to the Hebrides, extra-illustrated, 1711-1834 (inclusive). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835,. Autograph letter signed from W.H. Ireland, London, to Mr. Alfestone, London [manuscript], 1826 January 28. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889,. Autograph letters signed from James Orchard, Brighton, to Messrs. J. Pearson and Co., firm, booksellers [manuscript], 1883-1886. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Ireland, Jane, fl. 1792-1793. Autograph letter signed from Jane Ireland to William Henry Ireland [manuscript], [18th-19th century]. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1751-1816. Autograph agreement (draft) and letter signed from Richard Brinsley Butler Sheridan [manuscript], 1795. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835,. Autograph letter signed from W.H. Ireland, York, to Messrs. Vernor, Hood etc., publishers, Poultry, Cheapside, London [manuscript], 1811 December 19. Folger Shakespeare Library
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Great Britain
Great Britain
England
Subject
Literary forgeries and mystifications--18th century
Forgers--19th century--Correspondence
Authors, English--19th century--Correspondence
Forgery of manuscripts
Literary forgeries and mystifications
English literature
English literature--Parodies, imitations, etc.--19th century
Chron.: 1771
Chron.: 1796
Occupation
Collector
Forgers--Great Britain
Function

Person

Birth 1777-08-02

Death 1835-04-17

Britons

English,

French

Information

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