Papers of John Bulloch (1805-1882), Shakespearean scholar

Scope and Content

The Shakespeare Reprint of the Folio of 1623. and Some New Readings. A 239 page folio manuscript volume, containing the text apparently used for typesetting 41 of the series of 51 articles, Further Readings in Shakespeare which appeared in the Aberdeen Herald, between May 1862 and January 1873, and which form the basis of the author's Studies on the Text of Shakespeare; with numerous emendations and appendices (London: Hamilton, Adams&Co., 1878), published after many years of collaboration with the editors of the Cambridge Shakespeare: The Works of William Shakespeare, ed. by William George Clark and William Aldis Wright, 9 vols. (Cambridge: Macmillan, 1863-1866).

The volume is inscribed (The original manuscripts, as far as extant, of the series of Shakespearian Papers which appeared in the Aberdeen Herald between May 1862 and January 1873 under the signature J.B., presented to Alexander Skene, Esq., Regent Quay, and frankly accepted by him as a Memorial of a few short years' friendly intercourse with the author and well-wisher, John Bulloch Aeiatis suae 70 - 1875).

Administrative / Biographical History

John Bulloch (1805-82) was the father of John Bulloch, editor of Scottish Notes and Queries and author of George Jamesone, the Scottish Vandyck (Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1885) and numerous other literary and historical pieces; and grandfather of John Malcolm Bulloch, alumnus of the University, journalist, critic, author, literary-, antiquarian- and genealogical researcher, and one of the major benefactors of the University in terms of research material.


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Acquisition Information

Purchased by the University in Nov 1999, from Clive Farahar&Sophie Dupre, book-dealers, with assistance from the National Fund for Acquisitions, administered with Government Funds by the National Museums of Scotland, the Friends of Aberdeen University Library, and the Department of English of the University of Aberdeen.

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Related Material

Papers of his son, John Bulloch and of his grand-son, John Malcolm Bulloch (1867 - 1938) are also deposited in the University. Separate collection level descriptions are available on the Archives Hub.


John Bulloch, Further Readings in Shakespeare, in Aberdeen Herald, 1862-1873. John Bulloch, Further Readings in Shakespeare, in Aberdeen Herald, 1862-1873. John Bulloch, Studies on the Text of Shakespeare; with numerous emendations and appendices(London: Hamilton, Adams and Co., 1878)

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