Crosby, Joseph, 1821-1891

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Noted Victorian Shakespearean scholar and book collector of Zanesville, Ohio; born 25 July 1821, Kirkby Thore, Cumbria, England; died 31 October 1891, Montreal, Canada; his collection was sold to the Wisconsin Historical Society, the University of Michigan Library, and the Folger Shakespeare Library.

From the description of Invitation and program of the Wheeling Shakspeare Club, greeting cards with Shakespearean quotations, and official acknowledgments to Joseph Crosby for gifts of books, 1879-1883. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 68901090

From the description of Orders to English and German antiquarian bookdealers : for books by and about Shakespeare : holograph and typescript ledger, 1881-1883. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 68901062

From Zanesville, Ohio, Joseph Crosby was a student and collector of Shakespeariana. The catalog of his important library, which was auctioned in New York in 1886, is in the Furness Collection.

From the description of Letters to Joseph Parker Norris and Horace Howard Furness, 1874-1880. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155879242

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creatorOf Crosby, Joseph, 1821-1891,. Verdure from the precincts of the grave of William Shakspere the poet of England [realia] : ivy leaves from the church walls that cover his grave & daisies, elm leaves, grasses & meadowsweet from his own Ophelia's [i.e. grave], Avon, this 22° July 1861. University of Michigan
creatorOf Lincoln, Joseph, 1825-1870. Captain Joseph Lincoln papers, 1852-1873. Clams, Inc
creatorOf Crosby, Joseph, 1821-1891,. Letter from [Joseph] Crosby to [William James?] Rolfe [manuscript], 1881 February 15. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Clifton Shakspere Society (Clifton, England). Clifton Shakspere Society : programs, 1885-1891. University of Michigan
referencedIn Leighton, William, 1833-1911,. Autograph letters signed from William Leighton, Wheeling, West Virginia and elsewhere, to various people [manuscript], 1876-1891. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Crosby, Joseph. Letter, 1883 July 14, Zanesville, O., to [I.N.] Demmon [Ann Arbor]. University of Michigan
creatorOf Daniel, P. A. (Peter Augustin),. Autograph letter signed from P.A. Daniel to Joseph Crosby [manuscript], 1878 November 4. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Wyman, W. H. (William Henry),. Autograph letters signed from William Henry Wyman to Albert R. Frey [manuscript], 1887 July 22-27. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Ingleby, C. M. (Clement Mansfield), 1823-1886,. Letters to Clement Mansfield Ingleby from various correspondents [manuscript], 1858-1874. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Ingleby, C. M. (Clement Mansfield), 1823-1886,. Letters to Clement Mansfield Ingleby from various correspondents [manuscript], 1858-1882. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Yorston, John C., 19th cent. Autograph signed letter from John C. Yorston to Joseph Crosby [manuscript], 1876 December 5. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Hudson, Henry Norman, 1814-1886,. Autograph letter signed from H.N. Hudson, 38 Bigelow Street, Cambridgeport, to J. Parker Norris [manuscript], 1874 January 8. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Ingleby, C. M. (Clement Mansfield), 1823-1886,. Letters to Clement Mansfield Ingleby from various correspondents [manuscript], 1877-1884 Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889. Correspondence, 1849-1892. University of Michigan
creatorOf Clifton Shakspere Society (Clifton, England). Clifton Shakspere Society : 16th session, 1890-1891 : holograph programs, 1891. University of Michigan
creatorOf Crosby, Joseph. Letters, 1874-1878. [microform]. University of Michigan
referencedIn Hudson, Henry Norman, 1814-1886,. Autograph letter signed from Henry Norman Hudson, 38 Bigelow Street, Cambridgeport, to J.P. Norris [manuscript], 1873 December 12. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Crosby, Joseph.,. Shakespeare papers, 1808-1835. University of Michigan
creatorOf Crosby, Joseph, 1821-1891. Orders to English and German antiquarian bookdealers : for books by and about Shakespeare : holograph and typescript ledger, 1881-1883. University of Michigan
creatorOf Croft, John, 1732-1820. Autograph copy in the hand of Joseph Crosby, Zanesville, Ohio, of Annotations on plays of Shakespear by John Croft [manuscript], ca. 1880. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Wyman, W. H. (William Henry),. Autograph letters signed from William Henry Wyman, Cincinnati, to J. Parker Norris [manuscript], 1881 March-April. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Crosby, Joseph, 1821-1891. Invitation and program of the Wheeling Shakspeare Club, greeting cards with Shakespearean quotations, and official acknowledgments to Joseph Crosby for gifts of books, 1879-1883. University of Michigan
referencedIn Ingleby, C. M. (Clement Mansfield), 1823-1886,. Letters to Clement Mansfield Ingleby from various correspondents [manuscript], 1871-1877. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Leo, F. A. (Friedrich August), 1820-1898,. Autograph letters signed from various correspondents mostly to F.A. Leo [manuscript], 1852-1899. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Norris, Joseph Parker, 1847-1916,. Letters to J.P. Norris, editor, from F.J. Furnivall and J. Crosby [manuscript], 1877. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Collier, John Payne, 1789-1883. Remarks on the Two gentlemen of Verona, : from J. Payne Collier's "Trilogy," 1874, and from J.O. Halliwell's (Phillipp's) "New [sic] illustrations of the life of Shakespeare," part 1st, 1874 : holograph manuscript, 1875 / copied for me by my kind friends Mr. & Mrs. J. Parker Norris, Philadelphia, [signed] J. Crosby, 1875. University of Michigan
creatorOf Crosby, Joseph. Letters to Joseph Parker Norris and Horace Howard Furness, 1874-1880. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Hudson, Henry Norman, 1814-1886,. Autograph letter signed from H.N. Hudson, 38 Bigelow Street, Cambridge, to J. Parker Norris [manuscript], 1877 November 27. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Demmon, Isaac Newton, 1842-1920. Shakespeare Collection notebooks, 1882-1886. University of Michigan
creatorOf Wyman, W. H. (William Henry). Postcards, Cincinnati, Ohio, to Isaac N. Demon, Ann Arbor, Mich., 1883 June 22 and July 3. University of Michigan
referencedIn Ingleby, C. M. (Clement Mansfield), 1823-1886,. Letters to Clement Mansfield Ingleby from various correspondents, 1865-1881. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Hudson, Henry Norman, 1814-1886,. Autograph letter signed from H.N. Hudson, Cambridge, to J. Parker Norris [manuscript], 1877 October 16. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Snider, Denton Jaques, 1841-1925,. Autograph letters signed from D.J. Snider, St. Louis, to J. Parker Norris [manuscript], 1875-1877. Folger Shakespeare Library
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associatedWith Birmingham Free Libraries. corporateBody
associatedWith Chalmers, Alexander, 1759-1834. person
associatedWith Clifton Shakspere Society (Clifton, England) corporateBody
associatedWith Clifton Shakspere Society (Clifton, England) corporateBody
associatedWith Collier, John Payne, 1789-1883. person
associatedWith Croft, John, 1732-1820. person
correspondedWith Daniel, P. A. (Peter Augustin), person
associatedWith Demmon, Isaac Newton, 1842-1920. person
associatedWith Douce, Francis, 1757-1834. person
associatedWith F.A. Brockhaus Verlag Leipzig. corporateBody
associatedWith Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889. person
associatedWith Henry Sotheran Ltd. corporateBody
associatedWith Holbrou, Teunis Vanarsdale, person
associatedWith Hudson, Henry Norman, 1814-1886, person
correspondedWith Ingleby, C. M. (Clement Mansfield), 1823-1886, person
associatedWith Leighton, William, 1833-1911, person
associatedWith Leo, F. A. (Friedrich August), 1820-1898, person
associatedWith Lincoln, Joseph, 1825-1870. person
associatedWith Malone, Edmond, 1741-1812. person
correspondedWith Norris, Joseph Parker, 1847-1916, person
correspondedWith Rolfe, W. J. (William James), 1827-1910 person
associatedWith Shakespeare Memorial (Stratford-upon-Avon, England) corporateBody
associatedWith Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 person
associatedWith Snider, Denton Jaques, 1841-1925, person
associatedWith Timmins, Samuel, 1826-1902. person
associatedWith Velz, John W. person
associatedWith Wheeling Shakspeare Club (Wheeling, W. Va.) corporateBody
associatedWith Wyman, W. H. (William Henry), person
correspondedWith Yorston, John C., 19th cent. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
West Virginia--Wheeling
England--London
Germany--Leipzig
Wheeling (W. Va.)
England--Birmingham
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Greeting cards
Literature--Societies, etc
Christmas cards
Bookseller's catalogs
New Year cards
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Birth 1821

Death 1891

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