Keen (Alan) Collection

Scope and Content

Papers of Dr William Martin, Captain William Jaggard and Keen himself, concerning William Shakespeare. Includes papers on Jaggard's case against Hunter Charles Rogers over forged Shakespeare documents.

Administrative / Biographical History

Keen was a dealer in rare books and manuscripts.

Access Information


The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Acquisition Information

Purchased in December 1968 from Mrs Frances Keen (widow of Alan Keen).

Other Finding Aids

A detailed list is available on the online catalogue.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal copyright restrictions apply.