Item 3 - Letter from R. E. Graves to R. B. McKerrow

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Letter from R. E. Graves to R. B. McKerrow


  • 3 Sept. 1907 (Creation)

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6 Grange Park, Ealing.—Will consult the (unique) copy of Jane Anger at Britwell to see whether it has any connection with Nashe.



6 Grange Park | Ealing. W.
3 Sept 1907.

Dear Mr McKerrow

“Jane Anger” is at Britwell, but I do not remember that it has any connection with Nashe. However I shall be there some time this month & I will then look at it & report further to you.

Always yours truly
R. E. Graves


{1} The unique copy of Jane Anger her Protection for Women (STC (2nd ed.) 644), a pamphlet of 1589. It is now in the Huntington Library. McKerrow thought this work might have been a reply to Nashe’s Anatomy of Absurdity. Cf. MCKW A2/4 and Works of Nashe, iv, 2, note.

{2} Britwell Court in Buckinghamshire, now known as Grenville Court. It once contained a remarkable library, assembled mainly by William Henry Miller (1789–1848) but supplemented by other members of the family up to 1898. The collection was dispersed by sale between 1908 and 1970. See Miller’s entry in the ODNB. Graves was, among other things, librarian at Britwell.

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