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Gerald Eades Bentley Papers

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Bentley, Gerald Eades, 1901-1994

Shakespearean scholar Bentley was a professor of English at Princeton University from 1945 to 1970 and assistant librarian for Special Collections from 1971 to 1973.

The collection consists of papers of Bentley. Included are notes, typescripts, and galleys for three published works, The Jacobean and Caroline Stage (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1941-1968), The Profession of Dramatist in Shakespeare's Time, 1590-1642 (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1971), and The Profession of Player in Shakespeare's Time, 1590-1642 (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1984), as well as various speeches, articles, and correspondence about his works. One file of correspondence concerns Bentley's edition of The Arte of Angling, 1577 (1958). Also present are a journal, 1927-1932, and correspondence with organizations, educational institutions, friends, and associates, such as, John Leeds Barrold, Roland Frye, the Princeton University Press, and Louis B. Wright.

This is an unprocessed collection and remains in its original arrangement.

Gift of G.E. Bentley Jr.

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This is an unprocessed collection. The contents list provided is a preliminary inventory.

The collection inventory was created by Michael Heist in August 2007.

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Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2007
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Collection Inventory

"The Jacobean and Caroline Stage," vols. VI and VII, typescript binders, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

"The Jacobean and Caroline Stage," two binders, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

MS and proof, "The Profession of Dramatist in Shakespeare's Time", dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

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1 box

"A History of Drama in the English Language: IV: English Drama", dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

"The Jacobean and Caroline Stage", dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

"The Profession of Dramatist in Shakespeare's Time", dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Speeches, articles, and correspondence, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Miscellaneous material regarding "The Arte of Angling", dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Notes and typescript, "The Profession of Player in Shakespeare's Time", dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Correspondence, A - E, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Correspondence, F - N, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Correspondence, O - Sc, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Correspondence, Sh - Y, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

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