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Collection of Correspondence, Alfred Edward Thiselton

Identifier: Coll-626

Scope and Contents

The correspondence is that between a number of persons and Thiselton on his Shakespearean publications. The correspondents, of some 40 in number, include W. Salt Brassington, F. J. Furnivall, and Israel Gollancz.


  • Creation: [circa 1895]-1916

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Conditions Governing Access

Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.

Biographical / Historical

Alfred Edward Thiselton was born in 1857. He was a minor man of letters and a Shakespearean critic. His publications includeSome Textual Notes on the Tragedie of Anthony and Cleopatra, with other Shakespeare memoranda(1899),Some textual notes on All's well that ends well(1900),Far between: sonnets and rimes(1902),Some textual notes on A midsommer nights dreame(1903), and,Notulae criticae(1904). Alfred Edward Thiselton died in 1904.


70 letters (approx) (1 box)

Physical Location


Other Finding Aids

Important finding aids generally are: the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives, consisting of typed slips in sheaf binders and to which additions were made until 1987; and the Index to Accessions Since 1987.

Custodial History

Prior to sale by Howes Bookshop, collection said to be in stock of Dobell's.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Letters purchased from Howes Bookshop, Hastings, November 2000, Accession no. E2000.26.


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Collection of Correspondence with Alfred Edward Thiselton (1857-1904)
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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