Francis Bacon Society

Scope and Content

Papers of Francis Bacon Society comprise a letter from Alfred Dodd to Mrs Bayley regarding his Francis Bacon scholarship, 1938.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Francis Bacon Society, which was founded in 1886, is best known for its campaigning on the issue of the authorship of plays attributed to Shakespeare. The Society's range of interests also includes Elizabethan history, philosophy, and cryptography.


1 item

Access Information

Open for research.

Acquisition Information

Senate House Library

Other Finding Aids

Fonds level description

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Richard Temple.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original and to the provisions of copyright law. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Custodial History

Items found in books belonging to the Bacon Society.

Related Material

Senate House Library also holds a copy of a Bacon Society scrapbook, 1937-1938 (reference DLL/2/15).

Corporate Names