The collection contains printed volumes, mainly on Shakespeare and a collection of typescript and manuscript notes for a book, which was being prepared on the life and times of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford.
Eggar, Katherine Emily
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 96 MS 987
- Dates of Creation1909-1961
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description30 boxes
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Katherine Emily Eggar spent over thirty years researching the life and times of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford. Eggar argued that Lord Oxford was the real author of Shakespeare's works. Her plan was to publish her writings, but unfortunately she died on 15 August 1961, before the preparatory work for her book was complete.
Access to the items in the collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.
Other Finding Aids
H. M. Young, Interim Summary Handlist , University of London, 1975
Conditions Governing Use
Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.
The papers were presented to the University of London in 1962.