MS Thr 783
Shakespeare seal impression collection, undated: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Call No.: MS Thr 783
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Shakespeare seal impression collection,
Quantity: 1 collection (.25 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Seal impressions in wax relating to William Shakespeare.
2010MT-11. Gift of Thomas Garrett; received: 2010 October 9.
Forms part of the Fredric Woodbridge Wilson Collection of Theater, Dance and Music
(Harvard Theatre Collection).
Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
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Shakespeare Seal Impression Collection, undated (MS Thr 783). Harvard Theatre Collection,
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
Seal impressions are sealing wax embossed with impressions made with a seal, chiefly
used to certify a signature or authenticate a document.
Arranged alphabetically by title.
Seal wax impressions with relationship to English author William Shakespeare. Each
seal impression has a paper label retained with seal.
Names associated with these seals include: F. W. Lincoln, George Cressall Ellis, E.
W. Lockhart, Douglas Jerrold, and Israel Gollancz.
- (1). Mr. F. W. Lincoln seal : seals (impressions), undated. 1 envelope.
Label text: "Seal of Mr. F. W. Lincoln of W. S. Lincoln & Son, 69 New Oxford St.,
W.C.. By Tassie."
- (2). Ring seal from George Cressall Ellis : seals (impressions), undated. 1 envelope.
Label: From the signet ring formerly belonging to George Cressall Ellis) 1819-1875, director of dramatic performance of Queen Victoria.
Also noted on one label: Presented to the Memorial by his daughter, Mrs. Victor Maslin.
From Stewart Dick.
Noted on other label: Presented to Sh. Memorial Stratford on Av.
- (3). Shakespeare ring seal : seal (impression), undated. 1 envelope.
- (4). Shakespeare ring seal Mr. E. W. Lockhart : seal (impression), undated. 1 envelope.
- (6). Shakespeare seal of Israel Gollancz : seal (impression), undated. 1 envelope.
- (7). Shakespeare seal, steel die : seal (impression), undated. 1 envelope.
Label text: Bought from Baldioni 1919, M.H.S.
- (8). Shakespeare seal, White Cornelian seal : seal (impression), undated. 1 envelope.
Label text: M.H.S.