Papers of A.W. Ashby relating to John Payne Collier

Scope and Content

Papers of A.W. Ashby relating to John Payne Collier, 20th century, comprising:

  • a biography of Collier (to about 1840), typescript, with some marginal notes in an unidentified hand, illustrated with a few photographs
  • a bibliography of Collier, with appendices, including (d. 1456/2 fols. 153-89) a selection from Coleridge's lectures on Shakespeare (see below).
  • photostats (a few leaves missing) of Collier's shorthand notes (notebooks G and H) of Coleridge's lectures on Shakespeare in 1811-12, with a partial typescript in longhand on blank pages of the photostat. The location of the original notebooks is not known. See Coleridge on Shakespeare. The text of the Lectures of 1811-12, ed. R.A. Foakes (Charlottesville, 1971).

Administrative / Biographical History

A.W. Ashby (fl 20th century).

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Found in the Library (with a few letters to Ashby, now MS. Eng. lett. c. 825 fols. 112-30) in 1988.


Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

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