GARNETT, Richard (1835-1906)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Letter to Sir Sidney Lee 17 January 1904, attributed to Richard Garnett (1835-1906). Refers to his views on Shakespeare, the plot of the Tempest, critical of Dr Anders publication 'Shakespeares Books' published 1904.

Administrative / Biographical History

Richard Garnett, (b. Feb. 27, 1835, Lichfield, Staffordshire, Eng. d. April 13, 1906, London), English writer, librarian, and the head of the Garnett family, which exerted a formative influence on the development of modern British writing. From the age of 15 until his retirement in 1899 he was in the employ of the British Museum.

Arrangement

1 file as set out in Scope and Content

Conditions Governing Access

Open. The Archives are available for access in an Archives Reading Room located on the 2nd Floor of the Mile End Library. The Archives Reading Room is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-16:30, closed on Wednesdays. Users are invited to contact the Archives in advance, so that more information can be supplied concerning archive collections of relevance to their research. Contact the Archives for more information: Archives, Mile End Library, QMUL, 328 Mile End Rd, London E1 4NS, telephone: 020 7882 3873, or archives@qmul.ac.uk. For more information about the Archives see the website: www.library.qmul.ac.uk/archives

Acquisition Information

No records on transfer to the Archives, found in Archives store in November 2010. Likely to have originated with a donation of books to the Palace Library by Sir Sidney Lee, along with an library accession register listing the books.

Other Finding Aids

No additional finding aids.

Archivist's Note

Complied by Nicola Wood June 2015

Conditions Governing Use

No material may be published without the prior permission of both the copyright holder and the Library. All applications for publication must be made to the College Archivist in the first instance, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user.