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Restrictions

Administrative Information

BAR CODE LIST

Description of Series

Works:

Miscellaneous:

Index

University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Benjamin Blom Drama Collection:

An Inventory of His Collection of Shakespeare Materials at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Blom, Benjamin
Title: Benjamin Blom Drama Collection: Shakespeare Material
Dates: 1864-1927, undated
Abstract: Contains bound volumes of Shakespeare’s works, each heavily annotated and accompanied by an introductory essay. Also included are French translations for several Shakespeare plays, a handwritten, illuminated volume of twenty-five Shakespeare sonnets, an 1864 letter from the National Shakespeare Committee, production notes for Twelfth Night, and a notebook by Henry Saint-George (1866-1917) concerning the Bacon-Shakespeare controversy.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-3796
Extent: 10 document boxes (4.2 linear feet)
Language: English and French
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Restrictions

Access:

Open for research. Part or all of this collection is housed off-site and may require up to three business days' notice for access in the Ransom Center's Reading and Viewing Room. Please contact the Center before requesting this material: reference@hrc.utexas.edu.

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Administrative Information

Acquisition:

1963, 1973 (R880)

Processed by:

Betsy Nitsch, 2012

Note:

This finding aid replicates some information previously available only in a card catalog. Please see the explanatory note at the end of this finding aid for information regarding the arrangement of the manuscripts as well as the abbreviations commonly used in descriptions.

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 BAR CODE LIST 

  • Box 1: 059188000064654
  • Box 2: 059188000064665
  • Box 3: 059188000064676
  • Box 4: 059188000064687
  • Box 5: 059188000064698
  • Box 6: 059188000064701
  • Box 7: 059188000064712
  • Box 8: 059188000064723
  • Box 9: 059188000064734
  • Box 10: 059188000064745

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Container List

 

Works:

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1.1 Twenty-five sonnets, Ams written out by Alfred J. Fairbank and illuminated by Louise Powell [27pp], 1927 March 29.
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The dramatic works of Shakspeare [sic], Bound volumes heavily annotated, nd.
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2.1 Preface and introductory essays
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2.2 All’s well that ends well
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2.3 Antony and Cleopatra
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2.4 As you like it
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2.5 Comedy of errors
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3.1 Coriolanus
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3.2 Cymbeline
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3.3 Hamlet
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3.4 Julius Caesar
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4.1 King Henry IV, part I
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4.2 King Henry IV, part II
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4.3 King Henry V
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4.4 King Henry VI, part II
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5.1 King Henry VIII
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5.2 King John
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5.3 King Lear
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5.4 King Richard II
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6.1 King Richard III
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6.2 Love’s labour lost
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6.3 Macbeth
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6.4 Measure for measure
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6.5 Merchant of Venice
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7.1 Merry wives of Windsor
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7.2 A midsummer night’s dream
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7.3 Much ado about nothing
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7.4 Othello
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7.5 Romeo and Juliet
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8.1 Sonnets, A lover’s complaint, Passionate pilgrim
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8.2 Taming of the shrew
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8.3 Timon of Athens
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8.4 Titus Andronicus
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8.5 Troilus and Cressida
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9.1 Twelfth night
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9.2 Two gentlemen of Verona
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9.3 Venus and Adonis, Rape of Lucrece
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9.4 Winter’s Tale
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1.2 Henry V: translated by Sallé, Marcel, Handwritten manuscript with handwritten revisions, nd.
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1.3 Roméo et Juliette: translated into the French by Koszul, A[ndré Henri], Handwritten signed manuscript with handwritten revisions, nd.
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1.4 A Shakespeare primer; compiled by Delcourt, Joseph, Handwritten manuscript with handwritten revision, nd.

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Miscellaneous:

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10.1 [Unidentified author], [Production notes for Twelfth night], Handwritten and typed manuscripts [2pp], nd.
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10.2 Colman, Marguerite, En marge de Shakespeare, Handwritten signed manuscript, 1927 November.
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10.3 National Shakespeare Committee, London, Handwritten signed letter to Runbault, E F , 1864 January 29.
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10.4 Piachaud, René Louis, 1896-1941, Le songe d’une nuit, ou la mi-été. Traduction libre, prosaïque et rhyme, Handwritten manuscript with revisions [112pp], nd.
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10.5 Saint-George, Henry, 1866-1917, The young man from Stratford: a journeyman’s view of the Bacon-Shakespeare controversy, Handwritten signed manuscript in a notebook, with handwritten transcripts of printed articles by others [19pp; 56pp], 1911.

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 Explanatory Note Concerning Manuscript Collections Cataloged in the Card Catalog 

Prior to 1990 when archival cataloging procedures were adopted at the Ransom Center, all manuscript collections were described in a card catalog.

Organization of Collections:

Manuscripts for each author collection were organized into four categories:

  • Works: manuscripts by the author, arranged alphabetically by title;
  • Letters: the author’s outgoing correspondence, arranged alphabetically by recipient name;
  • Recipient: the author’s incoming correspondence, arranged alphabetically by the author of the letter; and
  • Miscellaneous: all other manuscripts and correspondence, arranged alphabetically by creator.

Materials that did not fit into these categories, such as art, photographs, books, and near-print materials such as newspaper clippings, were dispersed to other Ransom Center collections for cataloging and storage.

Abbreviations Used in Descriptions:

The symbols below were used in combinations. For example ALS means autograph letter signed; Tccms means typed carbon copy manuscript, etc.

  • A = autograph (i.e., handwritten)
  • T = typed
  • S = signed
  • I = initialed
  • Ms = manuscript
  • Mss = manuscripts
  • L = letter
  • FL = form letter
  • N = note
  • D = document
  • C = card
  • PC = post card
  • cc = carbon copy
  • p = page
  • pp = pages
  • l = leaf
  • ll = leaves
  • nd = no date
  • inc d = incomplete date

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