Collection Level Description: Papers of A.W. Ashby relating to John Payne Collier
Reference: MSS. Eng. misc. d. 1455-1456/1-2; Facs. e. 52
Title: Papers of A.W. Ashby relating to John Payne Collier
Dates of Creation: 20th cent.
Extent: 3 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: A.W. Ashby
Language of Material: English
Scope and Content
Papers of A.W. Ashby relating to John Payne Collier, 20th century, comprising:
- a biography of Collier (to about 1840), typescript, with some marginal notes
in an unidentified hand, illustrated with a few photographs
- a bibliography of Collier, with appendices, including (MS. Eng. misc. d. 1456/2 fols. 153-89)
a selection from Coleridge's lectures on Shakespeare (see below).
- photostats (a few leaves missing) of Collier's shorthand notes (notebooks G
and H) of Coleridge's lectures on Shakespeare in 1811-12, with a partial
typescript in longhand on blank pages of the photostat. The location of the
original notebooks is not known. See Coleridge on Shakespeare. The text
of the Lectures of 1811-12, ed. R.A. Foakes (Charlottesville, 1971).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Found in the Library (with a few letters to Ashby, now MS. Eng. lett. c. 825
fols. 112-30) in 1988.
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Coleridge | Samuel Taylor | 1772-1834 | Poet and philosopher
Collier | John Payne | 1789-1883 | Shakespearean scholar and forger, antiquary, and journalist
Shakespeare | William | 1564-1616 | Dramatist
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