Papers of Sydney Race

Scope and Content

Working papers of Sydney Race. Papers include a series of notebooks and files containing research notes for articles and correspondence submitted to Notes and Queries, relating primarily to John Payne Collier (1789-1883), Shakespearean critic and forger. Papers also include proofs for articles, correspondence and press cuttings.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sydney Race was a a regular contributor to the periodical Notes and Queries, 1923-1958.

Reference: Deposit information.


The collection is arranged in the following categories: 1. Scrapbook 2. Notebooks 3. Miscellaneous Notes & Articles 4. Press Cuttings.

Access Information

Open. Access to all registered researchers.

Other Finding Aids

A catalogue is available in electronic format on the University of Birmingham Special Collections website: A paper catalogue to file and item level is available in the Shakespeare Institute Library.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the University Archivist, Special Collections. Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Special Collections will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.


Further deposits are not expected.