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Essay and television play by Stanley Gardner, with early nineteenth century manuscript book of conundrums

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MS. 21625
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  1. Book containing 162 manuscript 'conundrums', with numbered answers at end of volume, early nineteenth century [c.1814-1820]. In several different hands. Also includes some pasted newspaper cuttings and a page of manuscript verse in French. Volume sold by Martin Keene Bookseller and Stationer, 6 College Green, Dublin.
  2. Fair copy printout of script for television play 'Fixing Things' by Stanley Gardner, n.d. Unpublished.
  3. Fair copy printout of essay entered for the Calvin and Rose G. Hoffman prize of 1995, 'Christopher Marlowe, Copernicus and Cleopatra', by Stanley Gardner (signed).

Dates

  • c.1814-1995

Extent

1 box

Language of Materials

  • English
  • French

Preferred Citation

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Shelfmark:

MS. 21625

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 21625

Abstract

Essay and television play by Stanley Gardner, with early nineteenth century manuscript book of conundrums, c.1814-1995.

Biographical / Historical

Stanley Gardner (1921-1996) was educated at Hertford College, Oxford, where he achieved his B.Litt, M.A. and D.Phil degrees. Until his retirement in 1984, he was headmaster of Colchester Royal Grammar School. He wrote many books on William Blake and produced editions of works by Blake, Shakespeare, Dryden, and Keats.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gifted to the Bodleian Library in September 2021 by the Gardner family in memory of Stanley Gardner B.Litt D.Phil (Hertford College, Oxon) 1921-1996 and Helen Gardner 1919-2007.

Separated Materials

These items were part of a collection of books gifted to the Bodleian Library which have been catalogued separately by Rare Books.
Title
Catalogue of essay and television play by Stanley Gardner, with early nineteenth century manuscript book of conundrums
Status
Published
Author
Rachael Marsay
Date
2022
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Sponsor
Catalogued with the generous support of the Roy Davids bequest

Repository Details

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