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  • Title
    Lawrence, Sir, Edwin Durning- (1837-1914)
  • Held at
  • Reference
    DLL
  • Date
    1556-1954
  • Creator
    Lawrence, Sir Edwin Durning- (1837-1914) politician and writerMore Info on Creator
  • Scope and Content
    Papers, correspondence and other material of politician and writer Sir Edwin Durning-Lawrence (1837-1914), including: material regarding the administration of the library collected by Sir Edwin Durning-Lawrence, including catalogues, accession registers, invoices and receipts for purchases and lists and catalogues compiled for insurance and fire valuation purposes, 1896-1929; cuttings and other material compiled by Sir Edwin Durning-Lawrence and others relating to the Bacon-Shakespeare authorship debate, including scrapbooks of cuttings and other material, cuttings of correspondence by Durning-Lawrence and others to national and local newspapers regarding the issue, playbills for plays by Shakespeare and other material relating to the debate; material relating to the family and personal careers of Sir Edwin and Lady Durning-Lawrence, including school notebooks, diaries of tours to foreign countries, ephemera relating to Sir Edwin's political career, collections of seaweeds, books of sketches and watercolours and scrapbooks of illustrations, valentines and press cuttings regarding family members, 1804-1909; photographs and illustrations relating to William Shakespeare, Francis Bacon and the authorship debate, including portraits of Shakespeare, Bacon and Sir Nicholas Bacon used by Sir Edwin Durning-Lawrence for his work 'Bacon is Shakespeare', prints and illustrations of other Shakespeare-Bacon related sites, including Canonbury Tower and various monuments and memorials, and from various books by Bacon, Shakespeare and others. Also includes photographs of the library at Durning-Lawrence's home and glass plate negatives, 1912-1913; paintings relating to Shakespeare and Bacon possibly collected by Sir Edwin Durning-Lawrence, including oil paintings by Henry Liverseege and Thomas Stohard and portraits of Bacon and Thomas Egerton by unidentified artists, c1675-c1830; artefacts relating to Shakespeare and Bacon possibly collected by Sir Edwin Durning-Lawrence including copper printing blocks of illustrations from 'Bacon is Shakespeare', medals and tokens, casts of Shakespeare's face, and of the Bacon memorial at Trinity College and other miscellaneous items, including a set of small plaster casts on classical themes, 1885-1912; manuscripts collected and purchased by Sir Edwin Durning-Lawrence, or discovered amongst books during the cataloguing of the Durning-Lawrence Library at Senate House Library, University of London including material regarding Francis Bacon, William Shakespeare, miscellaneous 16th and 17th century documents and a series of unidentified manuscript fragments (These manuscripts were assigned MS numbers before the cataloguing of the Durning Lawrence archive collection and these numbers have been retained), c1200-1921; Manuscripts collected and purchased by Sir Edwin Durning-Lawrence, or discovered amongst books during the cataloguing of the Durning-Lawrence Library at Senate House Library, University of London including material regarding Francis Bacon, William Shakespeare and letters and press cuttings regarding books held within the Durning-Lawrence Library (These manuscripts were not assigned previous archival references), c1600-1924.
  • Conditions of access
    Open for research. However, a small number of files (DLL/4/17-4/19) are closed for preservation reasons and possible handling problems.
  • Language
    English
  • System of Arrangement
    The collection has been divided into the following sections: DLL/1: The Durning-Lawrence Library DLL/2: Bacon-Shakespeare Authorship Debate DLL/3: Family and Personal Material DLL/4: Photographs and Illustrations DLL/5: Paintings DLL/6: Artefacts DLL/7: Manuscripts in the Durning-Lawrence Library DLL/8: Additional Manuscripts in the Durning-Lawrence Library
  • Finding aids
    Catalogued online (click on the "contains" icon below). A pdf version of the hard-copy version of the catalogue is also attached to this description.
  • Related files
  • Related
    The Library also holds a testimonial volume to Sir Edwin Durning-Lawrence from his constituents (reference MS1208)
  • Level of description
    fonds
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