Autograph letters signed and initialled from George Steevens, Hampstead Heath and elsewhere, to various people [manuscript], 1766-[1799?].

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Steevens, George, 1736-1800,. Autograph letters signed and initialled from George Steevens, Hampstead Heath and elsewhere, to various people [manuscript], 1766-[1799?].

Autograph letters signed and initialled from George Steevens, Hampstead Heath and elsewhere, to various people [manuscript], 1766-[1799?].

Some letters undated. Correspondents: David Garrick, [William] Herbert, [Michael] Lort, Edmond Malone, Thomas Percy, Isaac Reed, [Paul? Vaillant], R.B. Sheridan and possibly another. Also, Steevens' notes on Beaumont and Fletcher; and Malone's advertisement for an edition of The plays of Shakspeare, embellished by Charlton Nesbit after Mr. Thurston, December 1804. The letters discuss points of literary interest; many concern Steevens' collaboration with Malone and Reed in the editing of Shakespeare's plays. In a letter to Garrick [1771?], (2), Steevens mentions Garrick's current altering of Hamlet. In another to Malone, May 9, 1782, (24), he refers to a small, full-length picture of Shakspeare, a pretended original. In two letters to Percy, 1797, (41 and 43), he notes prices fetched by the old quartos of Shakspeare. Several letters refer to Chatterton and Goldsmith. Correspondents and item numbers: David Garrick (1-4); [William] Herbert (5-9), [Michael Lort (10-12), Edmond Malone (13-37), Thomas Percy (38-44), Isaac Reed (15-48), [Paul? Vaillant] (49), R.B. Sheridan (53) and possibly another (50)

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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. ...

Garrick, David, 1717-1779

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Perry, Marsden J. (Marsden Jasiel), 1850-1935

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Lort, Michael, 1725-1790

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Chatterton, Thomas, 1752-1770

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Beaumont, Francis, 1584-1616

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Thurston, Mr.

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Reed, Isaac, 1742-1807

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Epithet: of Add MS 36059 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001033.0x00006b English Shakespearean editor. From the description of Autograph letter signed (retained copy?) : Staple Inn, to [Mr. Sherlock], [1779] July 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270616522 Epithet: editor of Shakespeare British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_10...

Vaillant, Paul, -1802

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Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1751-1816

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Fletcher, John, 1579-1625

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Malone, Edmond, 1741-1812

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Herbert, William, 1718-1795

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William Herbert was working to augment Typographical antiquities, or, an historical account of the origin and progress of printing in Great Britain and Ireland, originally undertaken by Joseph Ames, fellow and secretary of the Royal Society of Antiquaries. William White may have been related to Benjamin White, one of the booksellers who sponsored the work. The three volumes appeared between 1785 and 1790. From the description of ALS : Cheshunt [Hertfordshire, Eng.], to William White,...

Goldsmith, Oliver, 1730?-1774

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Irish author. From the description of AL : London, to Thomas Cadell, [ca. 1771]. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122645561 ...

Percy, Thomas, 1729-1811

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Thomas Percy was the editor of the Reliques of ancient English poetry and of The Regulations and establishment of the household of Henry Algernon Percy (London, 1770). From the description of Thomas Percy letter, Northumberland House [London], to Dear Sir, [1767] Saturday, May 9. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 38929735 Epithet: Bishop of Norwich British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/...

Nesbit, Charles Francis, 1847-

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Steevens, George, 1736-1800

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English commentator on Shakespear. From the description of Autograph letter signed with initials : Hampstead Heath, to Dr. Lort, 1783 Mar. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270579166 Written during the Gordon Riots, a week of unrest in London sparked by the government's increased tolerance of Roman Catholics. From the description of Letter, 1780 June 9, Hampstead Heath, to an unnamed correspondent. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122445428 English commen...