File 60 - W. Aldis Wright: Shakespeariana; correspondence re forgeries of William Squire

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Add. MS b/60


W. Aldis Wright: Shakespeariana; correspondence re forgeries of William Squire


  • 1863-1897 (Creation)

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258 items: letters, postcards, notes, news clippings, printed material.

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Letters, from both scholars and members of the public regarding W. Aldis Wright's editions of Shakespeare (including collaborations with W. G. Clark) as well as notes on the texts and suggested emendations. Some letters without stated addressee may have been written to W. G. Clark.

Letters and notes regarding 'The Squire Papers': papers, including copies of letters said to have been by Oliver Cromwell, sent by William Squire of Great Yarmouth to Thomas Carlyle, and published by him as authentic. Aldis Wright published an account of Carlyle's dealings with Squire, with many quotations from the supposed Cromwell letters, in 1886.

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      Other material relating to W. Aldis Wright's work on Shakespeare can be found in Add.MS.b.58-59, 61-62

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      W. Aldis Wright's article “The Squire Papers.” The English Historical Review 1, no. 2 (1886): 311–48.

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