Autograph letters signed from William Henry Wyman, Cincinnati, to J. Parker Norris [manuscript], 1881 March-April.


Autograph letters signed from William Henry Wyman, Cincinnati, to J. Parker Norris [manuscript], 1881 March-April.

The letters mention their mutual friend, Joseph Crosby, and discuss portraits of Shakespeare. Wyman mentions his scrapbook devoted to the subject. In (2) he states he has perhaps 125 vols. in the Shakespeare department and 200 engravings of the portraits. In (3) he refers to his copy of A. Wivell's An inquiry into the history, authenticity, & characteristics of the Shakspeare portraits [W.a. 241] and its Supplement with the author's notes. According to one note: "Capt. Robinson has in his collection a female's portrait, which he dignified with the appellation of Mrs. Shakespeare, and reports that it once belonged to the Hathaway family."

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Hathaway, Anne, 1556?-1623 (person)

Wivell, Abraham, 1786-1849 (person)

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Wyman, W. H. (William Henry) (person)

Shakespearean scholar; lived in Cincinnati, Ohio; published in mid-1880's. From the description of Postcards, Cincinnati, Ohio, to Isaac N. Demon, Ann Arbor, Mich., 1883 June 22 and July 3. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 68900848 ...

Norris, Joseph Parker, 1847-1916 (person)

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Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 (person)

William Shakespeare was likely born April, 23, 1564; he was baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon on April 26, 1564. He grew up, had a family, and bought property in Stratford while working in London, the center of English theater. As an actor, a playwright, and a partner in a leading acting company, he became both prosperous and well-known. His parents were John and Mary Shakespeare. John was a leatherworker and involved in local politics, first becoming an alderman and eventually a town bailiff. ...

Crosby, Joseph, 1821-1891 (person)

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 b...

Robinson, Captain (person)