Letters to Horace Howard Furness, -1908, n.d.
- -1908, n.d.
66 items (76 leaves).
- Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626 -- Cipher.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Authorship -- Baconian theory.
Webb, Thomas E. (Thomas Ebenezer), 1821-1903. Mystery of William Shakespeare. -- 1902 -- Reviews, criticism, etc.
Webb, Judge, 1821-1903. Mystery of William Shakespeare. -- 1902 -- Reviews, criticism, etc.
- Photographic prints.
- Consists of four folders.
The first letter in the collection is actually undated, but in it Rolfe discusses Furness' newly-appeared Variorum edition of Macbeth, which was published in 1873.
Letter of 12 May 1879 encloses a photograph, dated 10 April 1897, of "Juliet's tomb" in Verona; it is identified and initialed by Rolfe.
Letter of 31 August 1902 encloses a clipping from "The Literary World" (August 1902) consisting of a review of Judge Thomas E. Webb's book, "The Mystery of William Shakespeare" (London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1902), in which Webb argues for Baconian authorship of Shakespeare's works.
Collection also includes an undated photograph of "Josephine Jr.", identified and initialed by Rolfe. Also includes a clipping summarizing Rolfe's life, printed after his death.
Fourth folder contains an article by Rolfe entitled "Furness's edition of Shakespeare" that appeared in The Critic in October 1900.
- Judge Thomas E. Webb was also the author of The intellectualism of Locke (Dublin: W. McGee, 1857; reprinted Bristol: Thoemmes, 1990).
- Contained In:
- H. H. Furness Memorial Library manuscript collection.
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