sub-fonds 679 - Drafts and proofs of the Clarendon Press Shakespeare plays edited by William Aldis Wright

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Add. MS a/679


Drafts and proofs of the Clarendon Press Shakespeare plays edited by William Aldis Wright


  • 1871-1897 (Creation)

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6 boxes

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Bequest of William Aldis Wright, 1914.

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Drafts and proofs of Aldis Wright's editions for the Cambridge edition of Shakespeare and for the Clarendon Press edition.

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      The collection was previously given the code WAW and arranged in August 1992. Unbound items from the Adversaria collection were added to join similar materials already in the collection and the collection was reordered chronologically in Dec. 2022.

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      There are also printed editions in the Adversaria class with Aldis Wright's annotations. See the library's printed collections catalogue:
      More of William Aldis Wright's papers may be found in Additional Manuscripts a, b, and c in this catalogue.

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      The Works of William Shakespeare edited by William Aldis Wright (London: Macmillan, 1863–1866; 2nd ed. 1891–1893) and Shakespeare: The Select Plays edited by William Aldis Wright and W. G. Clark (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1868-1897)

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