Robert P. Greg collection of letters and other papers removed from J. Hain Friswell's Life portraits of William Shakespeare [manuscript], 1883-1901.


Greg, Robert Philips, 1826-1906. Robert P. Greg collection of letters and other papers removed from J. Hain Friswell's Life portraits of William Shakespeare [manuscript], 1883-1901.

Robert P. Greg collection of letters and other papers removed from J. Hain Friswell's Life portraits of William Shakespeare [manuscript], 1883-1901.

Letters (1-33), research notes (34), and clippings (35-41), chiefly concerning Shakespeare portraiture, especially the Darmstadt death mask, the Davenant bust, and the Droeshout and Jansen portraits. Also, photographs and other reproductions of some images of Shakespeare (bust in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon, the Droeshout print and the (supposed) original painting from which it was made, etc.) and a portrait of Ben Jonson (42-48). Correspondents include antiquarians and members of the Garrick Club: Frederick Hawley (1-3), William Salt Brassington (4-13), Harold Baker (14-17), Dr. E. Becker (18-19), W.H. Gregg (20-21), Edward A. Bond (on embossed paper of the British Museum) (22), Brierly (23), John Evans (24), Chas. J. Fitch, secretary of the Garrick club (25), Sarah Flower (26), J.O. Halliwell-Phillipps (27), Sidney Lee (28), Richard Owen (29), George Scharf (30), [Hugh Stewart Spince?] (31), R. Walters, secretary for the Garrick Club (32), and an unidentified correspondent (on card of 27, Trebovir Road, S.W.) (33). The letters from W.H. Gregg concern genealogy of the Greg and Gregg families.

49 items.

Related Entities

There are 18 Entities related to this resource.

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. ...

Brassington, William Salt, 1859-1939 (person)

Brassington was an English bibliographer and antiquary. From the description of ALS : Birmingham [Eng.], to William Loring Andrews, New York City, 1890 Mar. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145382395 ...

Walters, R. fl. 1887 (person)

Flower, Sarah, active 19th century (person)

Friswell, J. Hain (James Hain), 1825-1878 (person)

Scharf, George, 1820-1895 (person)

The English draftsman, illustrator and art historian George Scharf was the son of the homonymous German-born artist settled in London in 1816. In 1840 and 1843 he travelled as official artist with a government expedition to Asia Minor. In 1857 Scharf became art secretary for the Manchester Art Treasures exhibition, and was appointed secretary to the newly founded National Portrait Gallery, becoming its director in 1882. He researched, published and lectured on British portraiture. Fr...

Greg, Robert Philips, 1826-1906 (person)

Brierly, fl. 1887 (person)

Lee, Sidney, Sir, 1859-1926 (person)

English biographer and literary critic. From the description of [Cards] / Sidney Lee. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 244252362 Epithet: formerly Solomon Lazarus; Editor of the 'Dictionary of National Biography'; Knight 1911 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000219.0x0002cb English editor and scholar. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : London, to W.A. Knig...

Hawley, Frederick, 1827-1889 (person)

Bond, Edward Augustus, 1815-1898 (person)

Fitch, Charles J., secretary of the Garrick Club, fl. 1896 (person)

Baker, Harold, 1860-1942 (person)

Evans, John, Sir, 1823-1908 (person)

Becker, E., Dr. (person)

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892 (person)

Richard Owen was a comparative anatomist and palaeontologist. From the description of Letter from Richard Owen to Charles LeĢopold Laurillard to introduce John Gould, 1833 [manuscript]. [1833] (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 277137992 Professor of the Royal College of Surgeons of London; authority on comparative anatomy, vertebrate paleontology and geology. From the description of Osteological contributions to the natural history of the chimpanzees (Tr...

Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889 (person)

English writer and librarian. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : London, to J. Harrison, 1868 July 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270665313 Shakespeare scholar, literary antiquary, and lexicographer. From the description of Correspondence, 1849-1892. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34367915 Shakespeare scholar, literary antiquary, lexicographer, and critic. From the description of Correspondence, with W...

Gregg, W. H., 19th cent. (person)