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MS Thr 783

Shakespeare seal impression collection, undated: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Thr 783
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Shakespeare seal impression collection,
Date(s): undated.
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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

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).

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Shakespeare Seal Impression Collection, undated (MS Thr 783). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

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.

Scope and Contents

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.

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