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'Collections for the biography of Old Actors, derived from old books & MSS., alphabetically arranged'

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MS. Eng. hist. e. 1

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'Collections for the biography of Old Actors, derived from old books & MSS., alphabetically arranged.'

(fols. 2-128) are general collections, such as extracts from the registers of St. Saviour's Southwark, 1571-1639, made by Peter Cunningham, abt. 1845; at fol. 129 follow a mass of notes and extracts relating to individual actors, nearly all written by John Payne Collier.

The limits of date appear to be Elizabeth's to Charles i's reign, except that a copy of Abraham Cowley the poet's will, Sept. 28, 1665, is given, with notes, at fol. 8.

Dates

  • written about 1840-1880 chiefly by J. Payne Collier

Extent

843 Leaves

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. hist. e. 1, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. hist. e. 1

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19884

Overview

'Collections for the biography of Old Actors, derived from old books & MSS., alphabetically arranged,' written about 1840-1880 chiefly by J. Payne Collier.

Biographical / Historical

John Payne Collier (1789–1883) was a literary editor and forger.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, no. 29445.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought at the Payne Collier sale, Aug. 7, 1884 (lot 117), for £10 15s.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

8 7/8 × 6 3/8 in.
Title
'Collections for the biography of Old Actors, derived from old books & MSS., alphabetically arranged'
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
Language of description
English

Repository Details

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