Scope and Content

This series contains an incomplete draft of Burgess's biography and manuscript notes (by Burgess) relating to Shakespeare's daughters, Judith and Susanna.

Administrative / Biographical History

First published in 1970, Burgess's richly illustrated speculative biography follows Shakespeare from his beginnings in Stratford to his success in the London theatre and, eventually, to his affluent semi-retirement.

The biography was initially drafted under the title "Will's World: The Life and Times of Gulielmus Shaksper".

Access Information


Records described as being in a fair or poor condition are available to researchers in consultation with the Archivist.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

One item within this series is in a fair condition only.