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H. H. Furness Memorial Library manuscript collection


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The H.H. Furness Memorial Library is devoted to the study of Shakespeare and other Tudor and Stuart dramatists. Horace Howard Furness, a Shakespearean scholar responsible for the New Variorum, and his son, Horace Howard Furness, Jr., who continued to work on Variorum Shakespeare after his father's death, accumulated a library that was donated to the University of Pennsylvania in 1932. In the process of their research and work on Shakespearean scholarship, they corresponded with many other scholars. This collection consists largely of material related to Shakespeare studies and the Memorial Library, but also contains some Furness family correspondence and material, in particular the correspondence and writings of William Henry Furness, father of Horace Howard Furness. This collection should be used closely with the Furness family papers (Ms. Coll. 481), as there is significant overlap.

William Henry Furness (1802-1896) was a Unitarian minister, abolitionist, and biblical critic. The son of William Furness (a bank clerk), and Rebecca Thwing, he was born and educated in Boston. While he was a student of the Boston Latin school, Furness met Ralph Waldo Emerson, with whom he developed a friendship that he would cultivate for the rest of his life. He graduated from Harvard College in 1820, and from the Harvard Divinity School in 1823. In the spring of 1824, Furness moved to Baltimore to work as an assistant to Rev. W. H. Greenwood. A few months later, the Unitarian Society of Philadelphia (which had remained without a designated minister since its foundation in 1796) invited Furness to preach, and in January 1825, he took charge of the Society, becoming its only pastor. That same year, William married Annis Pulling Jenks, with whom he would have four children: William Henry Furness, Jr. (1827-1867), a portrait painter; Annis Lee Furness (1830-1908), an author and translator; Horace Howard Furness (1833-1912), a Shakespeare scholar; and Frank Heyling Furness (1839-1912), an architect. Furness maintained his position as a pastor of the Philadelphia Unitarian Church for fifty years, until he resigned in 1875. Shortly after, however, he was appointed minister emeritus until his death in 1896. Furness was a staunch supporter of the antislavery cause, and, in 1859, he participated in a Philadelphia public prayer vigil for abolitionist John Brown. He authored several books on the gospels and the figure of Jesus, whose miracles are discussed according to rational principles. Among his most notable works are Notes on the Four Gospels (1836), The History of Jesus (1853), The Blessing of Abolition (1860), and Jesus, The Heart of Christianity (1882).

Horace Howard Furness (1833-1912) was born in Philadelphia and graduated from Harvard in 1854. After graduation, he undertook a two-year tour of Europe, Asia, and Africa with Atherton Blight, his former college roommate. Upon his return to Philadelphia, he became involved in the abolitionist movement. He was admitted to the bar in 1859, and he married Helen Kate Rogers (1837-1883) the following year. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Horace attempted, with his brother Frank, to enroll in the army as a volunteer. While Frank joined the Sixth Pennsylvania Cavalry, Horace was rejected because of a growing deafness that developed after contracting scarlet fever in Europe. During the war, however, Furness joined the U.S. Sanitary Commission, a war relief organization created in 1861 to provide support to wounded soldiers and their families. During this time, Furness's deafness began to negatively influence his career as a lawyer, which he eventually abandoned to begin studying and collecting Shakespearian texts. In November 1860, he became a member of the Shakspere Society of Philadelphia, and in the following years, he gradually created his own working library of Shakespearian texts. In 1871, he produced the first volume of the New Variorum Shakespeare, an edition of Romeo and Juliet. The series was designed to bring together all known information about the plays' textual variants, sources, and critical reception. During his career, Furness published sixteen additional Variorum volumes, establishing an international reputation as a Shakespeare scholar. In 1880, he became a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania. Furness received honorary degrees from many institutions, including Cambridge University, Columbia, Harvard, Yale, and University of Göttingen (Ph.D.). Furness died in 1912 in Wallingford, Pennsylvania, where he had permanently resided since 1894. Furness's family shared his enthusiasm for Shakespeare. His wife, Helen Kate Furness, was responsible for compiling A Concordance to Shakespeare's Poems (1874), and his son Horace Howard Furness Jr. (1865-1930) took up the project of editing subsequent Variorum editions after his father's death. Besides Horace Howard Jr, Horace and Helen had three children: Walter Rogers Furness (1861-1914), who in 1896 became a partner in the architecture firm of his uncle, Frank; William Henry Furness III (1866-1920), an explorer and ethnologist; and Caroline Augusta Furness (1873-1909), an ethnologist. For more information on Horace Howard Furness, see the article "Horace Howard Furness: Book Collector and Library Builder," and the biography The Philadelphia Shakespeare Story: Horace Howard Furness and the New Variorum Shakespeare (New York: AMS Press, 1990), both by James M. Gibson.

Horace Howard Furness, Jr. (1865-1930) graduated from Harvard in 1888, but before approaching the Variorum project, he studied music at the University of Pennsylvania and taught physics at Episcopal Academy from 1891 to 1901. Macbeth, the first revised edition in the Variorum series under his editorship, was produced in 1903. He became a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania in 1929. Furness donated his family's collection of books, letters, and memorabilia to the University of Pennsylvania, at the time of his death. With the gift came funds to build a space on campus to house the collection. Dedicated on April 23, 1932, and originally housed in the main library building (now the Anne & Jerome Fisher Fine Arts Library), the Memorial Library was moved to Van Pelt Library in 1962 and reconstructed in the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts in 2013.

The Horace Howard Furness Memorial Library manuscript collection consists mainly of personal correspondence to and from Rev. William Henry Furness; Horace Howard Furness; and Horace Howard Furness, Jr. It also includes several notebooks, copies of speeches and articles, and other assorted items relating to Shakespearean scholarship or to the Furness family. The collection was divided into four separate series. Series I-III include materials relating to William Henry Furness (series I), Horace Howard Furness, Sr. (series II), and Horace Howard Furness, Jr. (series III). Series IV includes letters between other correspondents, and additional materials including ephemera, clippings, images, and writings on Shakespeare and on other subjects. Researchers are encouraged to perform keyword searches for individual names or organizations. For more information on each group of materials, please refer to the descriptive notes associated to each series.

The bulk of the collection was donated by the Furness family after the death of Horace Howard Furness, Jr. in 1930. The collection was later expanded through further acquisitions, the latest in 2013.

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Finding Aid Author
Siel Agugliaro
Finding Aid Date
2018 September 19
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Scope and Contents

This series, arranged in three subseries, includes letters to and from Reverend William Henry Furness as well as writings by and about him. Subseries A includes letters sent to William Henry Furness, arranged alphabetically by sender. Subseries B. incudes letters written by Reverend Furness and is arranged alphabetically by recipient. Notable correspondents include George William Curtis, Rebecca Harding Davis, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Edward Everett Hale, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., Fanny Kemble, Emanuel Leutze, Harriet Martineau, Andrew Preston Peabody, John Sartain, Jared Sparks, William Buell Sprague, Charles Sumner, Bayard Taylor, and several other religious leaders, writers, and artists attesting the wide network of intellectual connections and interests cultivated by Furness during his lifetime. Researchers should be aware that Furness family correspondence is throughout the collection--it has been arranged, as much as possible, by recipient (as the holder of the original).

Subseries C includes a limited number of writings by William Henry Furness, such as a copy of the minutes of a temperance meeting held in Lancaster Co., Pa. (1851); some suggested mottoes for the U. S. Sanitation Commission; a poem; and an undated fragment of an article or sermon discussing Jesus and Tacitus. Enclosed in subseries C are also additional materials relating to William Henry Furness, including a poem to Furness; an account of anonymous visitor in Furness's home; and a collection of autographs assembled by Furness.

Alcott, Amos Bronson, letter, 1857 February 19.
Box 1 Folder 1
Barton, Susan R., letter, includes 4-page photocopy of each letter, 1849 June 29.
Box 1 Folder 2
Binney, Horace, letters (Horace Binney was a prominent Philadelphia lawyer, elected to Congress in 1833), 1862-1875.
Box 1 Folder 3
Child, Lydia Maria Francis, letter, undated.
Box 1 Folder 4
Clarence and Mary, thank you letter from the senders regarding the service that Furness delivered at their wedding, 1884 November 14.
Box 1 Folder 5
Combe, George, letter and several caricatures in pencil by an unidentified hand, 1839 February 28.
Box 1 Folder 6
Curtis, George William, letter (George William Curtis was an author and orator who championed, among other causes, civil-service reform and the vote for women; was associated with Brook Farm and the Transcendentalists; and served as an editor on Harper's Magazine), 1859-1873.
Box 1 Folder 7
Davis, Rebecca Harding, letter thanking Furness for his gift of a copy of the Variorum Tempest. (Rebecca Harding Davis was a novelist whose husband, Lucius Clarke Davis, worked for The Philadelphia Inquirer and was later an editor of the Philadelphia Public Ledger), undated.
Box 1 Folder 8
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, letters and an autograph copy of Emerson's poem "The World-Soul", 1837-1857.
Box 1 Folder 9
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, letters; a copy of the poem "Warning" by William Ellery Channing, written out by Emerson; and a manuscript in Emerson's hand of the poems "Loss and Gain" ("Virtue runs before the muse ...") and "A Fable" ("The mountain and the squirrel had a quarrel ..."), 1858-1875, undated.
Box 1 Folder 10
Frothingham, Nathaniel Langdon, letter, 1865 April 12.
Box 1 Folder 11
Furness, James, letter at the time of the death of William Henry Furness's wife, Annis Pulling Jenks Furness, 1885 June 11.
Box 1 Folder 12
Furness, May, letter addressed to "My dearest Grandpa," on the death of her grandmother, Annis Pulling Jenks Furness, 1885 June 12.
Box 1 Folder 13
Furness, N. H., letter probably to Rev. William Henry Furness, addressed to "My dear Cousin," offering "our deepest sympathy in your bereavement," likely on the occasion of the death of his wife, Annis Pulling Jenks Furness, circa 1885.
Box 1 Folder 14
Furness, William Eliot, letter addressed to "Uncle William", 1885 June 14.
Box 1 Folder 15
Garrison, William Lloyd, letters, 1859.
Box 1 Folder 16
Gaskell, William, letter, 1871 August 12.
Box 1 Folder 17
Giles, Henry, letters, 1851 July 6.
Box 1 Folder 18
Gowen, Franklin Benjamin, letter, 1880 September 23.
Box 1 Folder 19
Hale, Edward Everett, letters, 1850-1851.
Box 1 Folder 20
Hale, John P., letter, 1850 May 23.
Box 1 Folder 21
Haven, Clara and Fanny, letter addressed to "Dear Uncle William", 1885 June 17.
Box 1 Folder 22
Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, letter, 1879 February 16.
Box 1 Folder 23
Hill, Thomas, letter (with a note in Rev. Furness' hand noting that Hill was president of Harvard College), circa 1862-1868.
Box 1 Folder 24
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, letters and a typewritten description, possibly from a sale, 1844-1893.
Box 1 Folder 25
Hutton, Richard Holt, letter, 1872 October 20.
Box 1 Folder 26
Jastrow, Marcus, letters, 1894, undated.
Box 1 Folder 27
Kemble, Fanny, letters, undated.
Box 1 Folder 28
Leutze, Emanuel, letter, 1847 March 28.
Box 1 Folder 29
Martineau, Harriet, letters and 2 typewritten transcriptions, 1836-1856.
Box 1 Folder 30
Martineau, James, letter, 1859 May 18.
Box 1 Folder 31
M'Kim, J. Miller, letter, undated.
Box 1 Folder 32
Mölling, Amalie, letter, undated.
Box 1 Folder 33
Morison, John Hopkins, letter, 1885 April 24.
Box 1 Folder 34
Palfrey, John Gorham, letter, 1858 May 4.
Box 1 Folder 35
Parker, Theodore, letter, 1845 February 20.
Box 1 Folder 36
Peabody, Andrew P., letters, 1870-1884.
Box 1 Folder 37
Phillips, Stephen C., letter, 1845 June 23.
Box 1 Folder 38
Phillips, Wendell, letters, 1860, undated.
Box 1 Folder 39
Powell, Baden, letters, 1860 March 3.
Box 1 Folder 40
Putnam, Alfred Porter, letter, 1876 October 28.
Box 1 Folder 41
Putnam, George, letters, 1850-1864.
Box 1 Folder 42
Quincy, Edmund, letter, 1851 August 21.
Box 1 Folder 43
Quincy, Josiah, letters, 1856.
Box 1 Folder 44
Sanborn, J. B., letters, 1857-1863.
Box 1 Folder 45
Sartain, John, letters, 1848-1849.
Box 1 Folder 46
Schubert, Goffhilf Heinrich von, letter (in German), 1853 March 23.
Box 1 Folder 47
Schurz, Carl, letter, 1864 November 24.
Box 1 Folder 48
Sedgwick, Catharine Maria, letters, 1850-1853, undated.
Box 1 Folder 49
Sophocles, E. A., letter, 1856 July 28.
Box 1 Folder 50
Sparks, Jared, letters, 1838-1849.
Box 1 Folder 51
Sprague, William Buell, letter; 3 trimmed autographs attached to the letter: one of John Quincy Adams, one scrap of Philipp Melanchthon's handwriting (made in the margin of his copy of Plutarch's Lives), and one that looks like "C. R. Leslie;" and a manuscript poem in an unidentified hand, beginning "Cleopatra in a crisis/Thus relieved her mind to Isis", 1847 August 6.
Box 1 Folder 52
Stetson, C., letter, 1847 March 18.
Box 1 Folder 53
Sullivan, William, letter, 1838 May 11.
Box 1 Folder 54
Sully, Thomas, letter, 1856 June 2.
Box 1 Folder 55
Sumner, Charles, letters, 1848-1863.
Box 1 Folder 56
Sumner, George, letter discussing his recent lecture tour of Indiana, Illinois and other "Western" states; the hostility he faced from Democrats and other supporters of Stephen Douglas; and Seward and the upcoming 1860 election (Sumner was probably the Boston economist (1817-1863)), 1860 April 24.
Box 1 Folder 57
Walker, James, letter, 1868 October 19.
Box 1 Folder 58
Unidentified correspondents, including a letter from "A sincere friend," a postal card, and 13 envelopes addressed to William H. Furness, undated.
Box 1 Folder 59
Dole, Nathan Haskell, letter, possibly 1887 February 6.
Box 1 Folder 60
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, letters, 1835-1860.
Box 1 Folder 61
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, letters, 1862-1880.
Box 2 Folder 1
"Mr. Ellis," letter, 1868 October 4.
Box 2 Folder 3
Gilpin, Henry Dilworth, manuscript copy of a letter, possibly in the hand of Horace Howard Furness, undated.
Box 2 Folder 4
Martineau, James, letters, 1888-1894, undated.
Box 2 Folder 5
Miles, Mr., letter, 1895 March 11.
Box 2 Folder 6
Rice, Allen Thorndike, letter concerning a North American Review article, circa 1877.
Box 2 Folder 7
Sampson, George A., letter regarding John Sartain, 1832 July 13.
Box 2 Folder 8
Taylor, Bayard, letter including a copy, in Rev. Furness's hand, of Taylor's poem "Cedarcroft to Lindenshade" and Furness's reply "Lindenshade to Cedarcroft", 1869 July 25.
Box 2 Folder 9
Tyndall, Dr. , letter, 1875 November 29.
Box 2 Folder 10
Wetherhill, Edward and Rebecca, letters, 1859-1890.
Box 2 Folder 11
Unidentified recipients, including a letter to "Dear Madam" on the subject, "should clergymen smoke?," letter to "My dear Sir" dated December 12, 1854, and letter to "My dear Sir" concerning the "Rebelliad" by Augustus Peirce, a college classmate of Rev. Furness (Furness indicates that some of the illustrations that originally accompanied the work might have been drawn by him), 1854, 1894-1895.
Box 2 Folder 12
Anonymous account of a visitor in Rev. Furness's home, undated.
Box 2 Folder 18
Anonymous poem to William Henry Furness, undated.
Box 2 Folder 17
Autograph collection (contains an assortment of trimmed autographs, most arranged alphabetically in a small envelope, some glued to a separate sheet), undated.
Box 2 Folder 15
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, ticket to a lecture by Emerson at Phillips Exeter Academy, and small watercolor painting which possibly belonged to Rev. Furness, undated.
Box 2 Folder 16
Emerson-Furness correspondence, copy of title page and introduction to the 1910 publication, 1910.
Box 2 Folder 19
Furness, William H., writings, including copy of the minutes of a temperance meeting held in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in December 1851; suggested mottoes for the U. S. Sanitation Commission; a poem entitled "The Invocation;" and an undated fragment of an article or sermon discussing Jesus and Tacitus, 1851, 1864, undated.
Box 2 Folder 13
Golding's translation of book VII of Ovid's Metamorphoses together with selected passages from Shakespeare, manuscript excerpts (the excerpts are written on the stationery of the Rittenhouse Club, Philadelphia, in an unidentified hand that might be that of Rev. William Henry Furness), undated.
Box 2 Folder 14
Hoffmann, R. Joseph, "William Henry Furness: the Transcendentalist defense of the Gospels" (includes two 12-page photocopies of the author's article, which appeared in The New England Quarterly, vol. LVI, no. 2 (June 1983), pp. 238-260), 1983.
Box 2 Folder 20

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection is contained within Series II, arranged in five subseries, and includes letters to and from Horace Howard Furness, Sr., research and writing by him and about him, and other materials relating to him. Subseries A. contains letters addressed to Horace Howard Furness, arranged alphabetically by sender. Subseries B. contains letters sent by Furness and is arranged alphabetically by recipient. The long list of correspondents include notable such figures as Edwin Booth, Tita Brand, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Clay Folger, Edmund Gosse, Fanny Kemble, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Charles Eliot Norton, Tommaso Salvini, Richard Tangye, Henry Clay Trumbull, Richard Grant White, Woodrow Wilson, and many others. Subseries B also includes a set of letters relating to the history and authenticity of a block of mulberry wood that supposedly came from a tree planted by Shakespeare (this block is now in the Horace Howard Furness Memorial Library at the University of Pennsylvania). As a whole, the correspondence gathered in this series offers a perspective on the work of Furness as a Shakespearian scholar and collector of Shakespeariana, and allows for an assessment of the influence of Shakespeare among prominent members of the contemporary artistic, intellectual, and financial world.

Researchers should be aware that Furness family correspondence is throughout the collection--it has been arranged, as much as possible, by recipient (as the holder of the original).

Subseries C gathers several writings by Horace Howard Furness, including a set of working notebooks for Variorum volumes of Shakespeare; speeches given at institutions such as the University of Pennsylvania, Bryn Mawr College, the Academy of Music, the New Theatre (Chestnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia), and the Pennsylvania Society; a diary from Furness's trip to Europe (1856); a set of daily journals from 1867-1870; notes; and clippings.

Subseries D encloses an announcement of Furness's honorary degree by Cambridge University, and writings about Horace Howard Furness written by multiple authors. Finally, subseries E includes additional clippings, notes, and other materials concerning Horace Howard Furness.

Abbott, Edwin Abbott, letter, 1888 June 21.
Box 2 Folder 21
Abercromby, J. G., letter, 1907 September 19.
Box 2 Folder 22
Adams, Charles Francis, letters, 1877, 1900.
Box 2 Folder 23
Adee, Alvey A., letters, 1887-1907.
Box 2 Folder 24
Adler, Cyrus, letters (in the letter of July 28, 1896, Adler thanks Furness for sending him some biographical sketches of Furness's father, the late Rev. Dr. William H. Furness), 1896.
Box 2 Folder 25
Agnew, D. Hayes, letter, 1886 April 14.
Box 2 Folder 26
Aitken, Mary Carlyle, letter, 1879 March 6.
Box 2 Folder 27
Albani, Emma Lajeunesse, letter, 1892 March 27.
Box 2 Folder 28
Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, letter, 1885 October 13.
Box 2 Folder 29
[Alenauchs, George], letter, 1888 December 16.
Box 2 Folder 30
Alexander, George, letters, 1888-1890.
Box 2 Folder 31
Allen, George, 35 letters, 1872, undated.
Box 2 Folder 32
Allen, George, Jr., letter, 1888 May 25.
Box 2 Folder 33
Allibone, Samuel Austin, letters and postal card, 1879-1881.
Box 2 Folder 34
Anonymous, letter (the author of this letter withheld his name "to make sure that you do not feel called on for the trouble of a reply"), undated.
Box 2 Folder 35
Arber, Edward, letters, 1875-1894.
Box 2 Folder 36
Arrowsmith, M., letter, 1889 September 3.
Box 2 Folder 37
Ashbaugh, S. S., letters regarding the author's attempt to defend John Payne Collier against accusations of having forged Shakespeare's second Folio, and includes a copy of the preface to the author's proposed article defending Collier, 1912.
Box 2 Folder 38
Ashbee, Edmund W., letters and receipt, 1875-1876.
Box 2 Folder 39
Austin Baldwin & Co., letter and receipt, 1871.
Box 2 Folder 40
Baggitt, J. W. E., letter describing the nature and history of a copy of Shakespeare's Memorial in Westminster Abbey and includes 2 photographs of the copy, 1893 June 17.
Box 2 Folder 41
Baker, William Mumford, letter, 1882.
Box 2 Folder 42
Bancroft, George, letters, 1880-1885.
Box 2 Folder 43
Bancroft, John Chandler, letter, 1888 June 16.
Box 2 Folder 44
Barnard, Francis Pierrepont, letter, 1902 January 4.
Box 2 Folder 45
Barrell, letters (first name is indecipherable), 1884-1888.
Box 2 Folder 46
Barrett, Lawrence, letters, 1888-1889.
Box 2 Folder 47
Bartlett, Henrietta C., letters, 1912.
Box 2 Folder 48
Bartlett, John, letter and a manuscript list of the author's corrections to Helen Kate Furness's A Concordance to Shakespeare's Poems (1874)), 1894-1895.
Box 2 Folder 49
Bassett, J. M., letter, 1886 April 19.
Box 2 Folder 50
Bates, J. H., letter, 1893 January 27.
Box 2 Folder 51
Baxter, Ida F., letters, 1899.
Box 2 Folder 52
Beck, James M., letters (James Montgomery Beck was U.S. District Attorney of Philadelphia and Solicitor General of the United States, as well as an amateur Shakespearian), 1911 November.
Box 2 Folder 53
Becks, George, letters, 1891-1892.
Box 2 Folder 54
Benet, Frances Rose, letter, circa 1895.
Box 2 Folder 55
Bennett, Anna M., letter, 1904 March 6.
Box 2 Folder 56
Bernard Quaritch, postal card (Bernard Quaritch was a bookshop in London), 1871-1876, 1901.
Box 8 Folder 18
Besant, Walter, letter, 1880 August.
Box 2 Folder 57
Biddle, Cadwalader, letters informing Furness that he was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws and that he was elected to the Board of Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania (Cadwalader Biddle was secretary of the University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees), 1879-1880.
Box 2 Folder 58
Biddle, Craig, letter, 1892 March 18.
Box 2 Folder 59
Biddle, S., letter, 1895 April 22.
Box 2 Folder 60
Bierstadt, Albert, letter, 1861 November 19.
Box 2 Folder 61
Binney, W. G., letters, 1886-1892.
Box 2 Folder 62
Bispham, David Scull, letter, 1901 August 3.
Box 2 Folder 63
Bittenger, Joseph Baugher, letter, 1877.
Box 2 Folder 64
Boardman, George Dana, letters, 1880-1884.
Box 2 Folder 65
Bok, William John, letter, 1887 July 26.
Box 2 Folder 66
Boodle, R. W., letter, 1882.
Box 2 Folder 67
Booth, Edwin, letters, 1884-1889, undated.
Box 2 Folder 68
Boston Public Library, letters, 1880-1902.
Box 2 Folder 69
Bourget, Paul, letter (in French), 1893.
Box 2 Folder 70
Bradley, A. C., letter thanking Furness for a gift copy of Antony and Cleopatra, 1907 October 21.
Box 3 Folder 1
Brae, Andrew Edmund, 3 letters and 1 undated note with suggested emendations to Cymbeline, 1879-1880, undated.
Box 3 Folder 2
Brand, Tita, letters (Tita Brand was an actress who performed mostly in England in the 1890s and early 1900s and was daughter of the Wagnerian singer Marie Brema), 1900-1910, undated.
Box 3 Folder 3
Brandl, A., letter asking Furness to read his forthcoming review of the revised edition of the Variorum Macbeth (Brandl was a German Shakespearean scholar), 1904 March 13.
Box 3 Folder 4
Brema, Marie, letters (Marie Brema was a Wagnerian singer and mother of the actress Tita Brand), 1901, undated.
Box 3 Folder 5
Brenon, Algernon, letter, 1898 October 13.
Box 3 Folder 6
Brentano Brothers, letter offering a copy of the Boydell edition of Shakespeare (Bulmer & Co, 1809) for sale to Furness for $5,500, 1885 February 5.
Box 3 Folder 7
Brewster, Katharine Grant, letters regarding the use of the word "talents" in Shakespeare's "Lover's Complaint" and remark on early English texts (Katharine Brewster was a member of the Dictionary Department of the Century Publishing Company in New York), 1891 March.
Box 3 Folder 8
Bright, James Wilson, letter (James Wilson Bright was secretary of the Modern Language Association of America), 1895 April 18.
Box 3 Folder 9
Brinton, Daniel Garrison, letter, 1886 September 4.
Box 3 Folder 10
Bristol, Frank Milton, letter, 1884 March 25.
Box 3 Folder 11
British Empire Shakespeare Society, letter regarding Furness's suggestion of a cooperative venture between the Society and a number of American universities, signed by Acton Bond, Joint Hon. Gen. Director of the Society, listed on the letterhead as Hon. Treasurer, 1911 February 20.
Box 3 Folder 12
Broadbent, S. W., letter (Broadbent was a Philadelphia photographer), 1885 July 21.
Box 3 Folder 13
Brown, Edward Miles, letter, 1897 October 27.
Box 3 Folder 14
Brown, Ernest C., letter, 1909 January 13.
Box 3 Folder 15
Brown, Henry Armitt, letters, 1873.
Box 3 Folder 16
Browne, Irving, letters including two printed poems by and a brief printed biography of Lewis C. Browne; a printed poem by and a photomechanical portrait of Irving Browne; and a holograph poem by Irving Browne, entitled "The Telegram" (Irving Browne was editor of the Albany (N.Y.) Law Journal and son of Lewis C. Browne, a Unitarian minister and a poet), 1888-1895.
Box 3 Folder 17
Browne, William Hand, letters, 1891 October.
Box 3 Folder 18
Browning, Charles Henry, letter including a newspaper clipping, 1894 November 9.
Box 3 Folder 19
Brubaker, Albert Philson, letter, 1905 November 5.
Box 3 Folder 20
Bryce, E. Marion, letter, 1912 April 4.
Box 3 Folder 21
Bryce, James Bryce, letters, 1900-1911.
Box 3 Folder 22
Bueler, W. H., letter, 1858 November 19.
Box 3 Folder 23
Bullen, A. H., letters including two book advertisements, two checks, one postal card, and an order form, dated 1885, for privately-printed copies of Bullen's books (Bullen was the editor of Old English Plays (London, 1882-1890), the Works of Shakespeare (Stratford, 1904-1907), and the variorum edition of Beaumont and Fletcher (London, 1904-1912)), 1882-1895.
Box 3 Folder 24
Bullitt, John Christian, letter thanking Furness for a gift copy of Variorum edition of The Tempest (1892), circa 1892.
Box 3 Folder 25
Bunn, Romanzo, letter regarding a reading in King Lear (according to the letterhead, Bunn was a U.S. judge), 1901 May 14.
Box 3 Folder 26
Burgin, Caroline A., letter, 1879 February 15.
Box 3 Folder 27
Burnet, Gilbert, letter including annotations in hand of Horace Howard Furness on second page, 1877.
Box 3 Folder 28
Burnwell, James G., postal card (James G. Burnwell was a librarian at the Library Company of Philadelphia), 1907 June 7.
Box 3 Folder 29
Byrne, James N., letter, undated.
Box 3 Folder 30
C.W. Smartt & Son, letter regarding a life size oil portrait of Shakespeare at Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford which Smartt & Son produced copies of in a variety of sizes, which they offer for sale (includes one undated sepia-toned photograph labeled "Arley Brook, S.T. & 'Sancho,'" of a bearded man with a dog at the edge of a stream), possibly 1887 July 2.
Box 3 Folder 31
Cable, Ben T., letter forwarding two photographic reproductions ("autotypes") of the title and final leaves to the Rastell edition of Chaucer (1526), inscribed to Furness from Charles Edmunds on May 8, 1883, 1884 January 18.
Box 3 Folder 32
Cabot, Samuel, letter, 1903 August 13.
Box 3 Folder 33
Camac, W., letter, undated.
Box 3 Folder 34
Cameron, A., letters, 1891.
Box 3 Folder 35
Carlyle, Alexander, writing for his uncle Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), letter thanking Furness for gift copy of King Lear and stating that his uncle considers Furness' edition "decidedly the best edition of Shakespeare yet published", 1880 April 10.
Box 3 Folder 36
Carlyle, J., letter, 1853 April 28.
Box 3 Folder 37
Carpenter, Harriet O., letters thanking Furness for gift copies of his editions of Shakespeare and for The Merchant of Venice (1888), circa 1886-1888.
Box 3 Folder 38
Challiss, J. M., letter, 1892 March 23.
Box 3 Folder 39
Chapman, Elizabeth, letter, 1912 August 9.
Box 3 Folder 40
Charles Scribner's Sons, letter including proofs of Furness's introduction to the "Home & Haunts of Shakespeare" for corrections, 1890 December 18.
Box 3 Folder 41
Chase, Thomas, letters, 1887-1892.
Box 3 Folder 42
Chasles, Maria Philarète, widow of Philarète Chasles, letters including manuscript samples of her late husband's unpublished commentary to Shakespeare's Sonnets and asking Furness's opinion about the feasibility of translating the entire work into English and publishing it, circa 1875.
Box 3 Folder 43
Chiarini, Giuseppe, letter, 1889 January 20.
Box 3 Folder 44
Child, Francis James, letters, 1873-1894, undated.
Box 3 Folder 45
Childress, Rufus J., letter addressing Furness as "Mr. President or Secretary of the Shakespeare Club, Philadelphia", 1908 June 12.
Box 3 Folder 46
Childs, George William, letters, 1878 January.
Box 3 Folder 47
Childs Hospital (Albany, NY), letter, in verse, apparently thanking Furness for a donation, 1901 July 29.
Box 3 Folder 48
Clark, Imogen, letter, 1897 October 6.
Box 3 Folder 49
Clark, O. B., letter, 1886 May 20.
Box 3 Folder 50
Clarke, Creston, letters (Creston Clarke was a nephew of the actor Edwin Booth), 1889.
Box 3 Folder 51
Clarke, G., letter, 1882 January 31.
Box 3 Folder 52
Clarke, James Freeman, letter, 1872 December 18.
Box 3 Folder 53
Clarke, Mary Cowden, letters to Horace Howard Furness and Helen Kate Rogers Furness (includes a letter by Clarke on "Music in Dresden" printed in the Musical Times, September 1, 1879), 1875-1896.
Box 3 Folder 54
Clifford, John Henry, letters, 1883-1884.
Box 3 Folder 55
Coates, Edward H., letter including a statement of W. H. Wells identifying David Garrick's cane on October 24, 1876, 1886.
Box 3 Folder 56
Coates, Joseph Hornor, letter, 1910 March 5.
Box 3 Folder 57
Cobb, James V., letter, 1882 February 7.
Box 3 Folder 58
Cohn, Albert, letters, one relating to the rare edition of the "Englishe Comedien" in the Furness Library; a bill of sale; and a receipt (Albert Cohn was a German Shakespeare scholar, antiquarian from whom Furness made some purchases for his own collection, and author of Shakespeare in Germany in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries), 1873-1900.
Box 3 Folder 59
Colburn, Jeremiah, letter, 1885 August 4.
Box 3 Folder 60
Colby, George A., letter, 1902 December 15.
Box 3 Folder 61
Coleman, William Macon, letter (Coleman was assistant editor of the Southern Mercury (Dallas, Texas)), 1902 March 2.
Box 3 Folder 62
Coleridge, John Duke Coleridge, letter, 1890 January 28.
Box 3 Folder 63
Collier, John Payne, letters, 1871-1880.
Box 3 Folder 64
Collins, John Churton, letters, 1898-1907.
Box 3 Folder 65
Columbia University Library, card acknowledging Furness's gift of a copy of his edition of The Merchant of Venice to the library, 1888 May 14.
Box 3 Folder 66
Conway, Moncure Daniel, letters, 1888-1892.
Box 3 Folder 67
Cook, Richard G., letter, including one newspaper clipping, 1912 July.
Box 3 Folder 68
Cooke, James Francis, letter, 1911 April 29.
Box 3 Folder 69
Cooke, Martin Warren, letter, 1887 July 21.
Box 3 Folder 70
Corson, Hiram, letters (Hiram Corson, originally a Philadelphian, was librarian at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., and also as a teacher and writer about literature and spiritualism. From 1870 to 1903 he taught at Cornell University. He was the author of An Introduction to the Study of Shakespeare (1889)), 1872-1909.
Box 3 Folder 71
Coulton, Harland, letter, undated.
Box 3 Folder 72
Cowen, Esek, letter referring to his article in the Variorum Merchant of Venice, ed. H. H. Furness, (Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1888), 405-409, which was abridged from "Shylock v. Antonio" (Albany Law Journal, 5 (1872), 193-196), 1888 July 13.
Box 3 Folder 73
Craig, W. J., letter, 1901 November 25.
Box 4 Folder 1
Crilly, F. J., letter requesting Furness to come to the customs office to pick up a refund check for excess of duty collected on an imported book (F. J. Crilly was Special D'y Collector in the Office of the Collector of Customs, Port of Philadelphia), 1893 May 5.
Box 4 Folder 2
Crosby, Joseph (a student and collector of Shakespeariana from Zanesville, Ohio, and whose library was auctioned in New York in 1886 (the catalog for his library is in the Furness Collection)), letters, 1879-1880.
Box 4 Folder 3
Cuningham, Henry, letter, 1894 July.
Box 4 Folder 4
Curtis, Benjamin F., letter, 1886 June 8.
Box 4 Folder 5
Da Costa, J. M., letter, 1886 April 11.
Box 4 Folder 6
Daily Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia, letter, signed by Francis Wells, asking about Furness's interpretation of Portia's "quality of mercy" speech from The Merchant of Venice, which he wishes to use in connection with the S.P.C.A., 1879.
Box 4 Folder 7
Daly, Augustin, letters (including a typewritten transcription of a portion of the letter dated March 22, 1892), 1886-1895.
Box 4 Folder 8
Damirales, Michael N., letter regarding Shakespearian subjects (Damirales was Secretary of the National Bank of Greece), 1893 March 23.
Box 4 Folder 9
Dana, Charles Edmund, letter comparing the daily casualty averages of the Union in the American Civil War with those of the Germans in the Franco-Prussian War (includes a 3-page article on 14th- and 15th-century artillery), undated.
Box 4 Folder 10
Daniel, P. A., letter, 1885 August 19.
Box 4 Folder 11
Darmesteter, James, letters (in French), 1881.
Box 4 Folder 12
Daves, Edward Graham, notes, 1880-1886.
Box 4 Folder 13
Davis, Cushman Kellogg, letter, possibly 1882 January 24.
Box 4 Folder 14
Davis, Horace, letter offering Davis's opinions on the Sonnets and pointing out "a few trifling errors" in Helen Kate Furness's A Concordance to Shakespeare's Poems (1874), 1886 August 7.
Box 4 Folder 15
Davis, L. Clarke, letters and newspaper clipping of a review of Furness's edition of The Merchant of Venice which appeared in the Public Ledger on June 9, 1888 (Lucius Clarke Davis worked for The Philadelphia Inquirer before becoming an editor of the Philadelphia Public Ledger and his wife was the novelist Rebecca Harding Davis), 1880-1899.
Box 4 Folder 16
Davis, Rebecca Harding, letters thanking Furness for his gift of a copy of the Variorum Tempest (Rebecca Harding Davis was a novelist and her husband, Lucius Clarke Davis, worked for The Philadelphia Inquirer and was later an editor of the Philadelphia Public Ledger), circa 1892.
Box 4 Folder 17
Dawson, Eric Allen, letter (includes a 2-page mimeograph entitled "Deed given by William and John Combe to Shakespeare in May, 1602, for 107 acres of land in Old Stratford" and a 1-page mimeograph excerpt of Hamlet's speech in Act V, scene 1), 1901 December 4.
Box 4 Folder 18
Dawson, George, letter, 1875 March 24.
Box 4 Folder 19
Deighton, Kenneth, letters, a recommendation written by Furness for Deighton, and a copy of the M.A. exam given at Calcutta University (Deighton taught in India where he eventually became Inspector of Schools), 1881-1894.
Box 4 Folder 20
Delius, Nicolaus, letter, in appreciation for the dedication of the Variorum Hamlet to the Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft, 1877 November 22.
Box 4 Folder 21
Demmon, Isaac Newton, letters (Demmon was a member of the Department of English and Rhetoric at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor), 1893-1899.
Box 4 Folder 22
Denison, Ernest Beckett, wedding invitation to Mr. and Mrs. Furness for the wedding of Miss Katherine Tracy and Mr. William Henry Hurlbert, before 1890.
Box 4 Folder 23
Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft, letters (in German and English) formally acknowledging the dedication of the Variorum Hamlet to the Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft, signed by August Freiherr von Loën and Wilhelm Öchelhäuser, vice-presidents of the Society and Paul von Bojanowski, a representative for the Society), 1877-1907.
Box 4 Folder 24
Dewey, Mary, letter containing verses about Furness's ear trumpet (includes an explanatory note in Furness's hand, in which he indicates that he gave a reading in Boston in March 1895 and lost his ear trumpet there; it was returned to him the next morning by Mary Dewey, accompanied by these initialed verses), 1895.
Box 4 Folder 25
Dey, E. M., letters, 1897.
Box 4 Folder 26
Dithmar, Edward Augustus, letter discussing the author's review of the Variorum Tempest (1892), circa 1892.
Box 4 Folder 27
Doane, William Croswell, letter, 1878 April 18.
Box 4 Folder 28
Dornheim, Frank R., letters apologizing on learning that Furness does not find his work satisfactory and asking Furness to give explicit directions in the future regarding his wishes; and asking Furness for a copy of the Variorum Antony and Cleopatra, on which Dornheim worked (Dornheim was a proof-reader at Westcott and Thomson, the Philadelphia typesetting firm that produced the Variorum volumes for Furness), 1907.
Box 4 Folder 29
Douse, Thomas Le Marchant, letter presenting Furness with a copy of the author's monograph "Examination of an old manuscript preserved in the library of the Duke of Northumberland at Alnwick and sometimes called the Northumberland Manuscript", 1904 November 9.
Box 4 Folder 30
Dowden, Edward, letters (Edward Dowden was an Irish author and Shakespearian critic who was educated at Queen's College, Cork and graduated from Trinity College, Dublin in 1863, where he became professor of English in 1867), 1883-1907.
Box 4 Folder 31
Doyle, John Thomas, letter, 1887 May 6.
Box 4 Folder 32
Du Maurier, George, letters, 1895-1896.
Box 4 Folder 33
[Dunne, John Francis], letters, 1905, undated.
Box 4 Folder 34
Dyer, Louis, letter, 1896 August 28.
Box 4 Folder 35
Earl, Marie Bonner, letter, undated.
Box 4 Folder 36
Easton, Morton William, letter, 1899 December 16.
Box 4 Folder 37
Editorial Research Company, letters signed by J.P. Lamberton, secretary, and two receipts, 1888.
Box 4 Folder 38
Edmonds, Charles, letter and receipts, 1874.
Box 4 Folder 39
Edwards, Henry, letters, 1888.
Box 4 Folder 40
Eliot, Charles William, president of Harvard University, letters, 1872-1900.
Box 4 Folder 41
Ellis, Charles, letters and a copy of Ellis's commentary on Sonnet 39 (Charles Ellis was author of The Christ in Shakspeare (3rd edition, 1902)), 1903-1906.
Box 4 Folder 42
Elze, Karl, letters (in English and in German), 1874-1888.
Box 4 Folder 43
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, letter discussing Herman Grimm's article on Hamlet and Karl Werder's Vorlesungen über Shakespeares Hamlet (later published in English as The Heart of Hamlet's mystery), 1875 June 24.
Box 4 Folder 44
Essex, Henry, letter, 1898 January 25.
Box 4 Folder 45
Evans, F. Cridland, letter, 1910 April 27.
Box 4 Folder 46
Everett, William, letters, 1903-1904.
Box 4 Folder 47
F., E., letter, from Boston, offering botanical opinion about a plant mentioned in King Lear, 1880 April 6.
Box 4 Folder 48
Faculté des lettres de Paris, letter (in French) thanking Furness for donating a book (the signature on the letter is indecipherable), 1898 December 14.
Box 4 Folder 49
Fairchild, Arthur Henry Rolfe, letter, 1904 February 4.
Box 4 Folder 50
Fay, Edwin Whitfield, letter, 1909 February 15.
Box 4 Folder 51
Fell, John R., letter, 1893 February 18.
Box 4 Folder 52
Fields, Annie, letter, 1895 April 23.
Box 4 Folder 53
Fields, James Thomas, letters, 1873-1880.
Box 4 Folder 54
Fish, Asa I., letters, 1875, 1878.
Box 4 Folder 55
Fish, Asa I., notice of an Administrator's Sale of "very choice wines and liquors, the private stock of the late Asa I. Fish, Esq." M. Thomas & Sons, Auctioneers, 21 June 1879, 1879.
Box 107 Folder unknown container
Fitzgerald, Thomas, letter, undated.
Box 4 Folder 56
Fleay, Frederick Gard, letters, 2 postal cards, 1 newspaper clipping, one card of notes, and a 3-page photocopy of the letter, 1879-1907.
Box 4 Folder 57
Flemming, Otto, letter (in German) written on the letterhead of the Electric Telegraph Works, Philadelphia, 1871 August 23.
Box 4 Folder 58
Folger, Henry Clay, letters, 1892-1907.
Box 4 Folder 59
Forbes, Edith Emerson, letter (includes a letter from Ralph Waldo Emerson to Mary Howland Russell, dated May 7, 1860, which Edith Emerson Forbes is sending on to Furness), 1860, 1898.
Box 4 Folder 60
Forbes-Robertson, Johnston, letters, 1903-1904.
Box 4 Folder 61
Foss, letter addressed to "My dear editor," thanking Furness for sending him a copy of the Variorum Antony and Cleopatra (1907) and informing Furness that he is working on a biography of George Washington, circa 1907.
Box 4 Folder 62
Foulke, William Dudley, letter, 1886 May 7.
Box 4 Folder 63
Francis, Philip W., letter inquiring about a passage in A Midsummer Night's Dream (includes Furness's reply), 1911 January.
Box 4 Folder 64
Francis, Thomas, letter, 1871 March 26.
Box 4 Folder 65
Frank, Henry, letter and 2 advertisements for a lecture series by Henry Frank and for his book, The tragedy of Hamlet: a psychological study, 1911.
Box 4 Folder 66
Freeman, Edward Augustus, letter (includes a 2-page typewritten copy of the letter), 1882 March 22, undated.
Box 4 Folder 67
Friesen, Hermann, letter (in German) expressing appreciation to Furness for dedicating the Variorum Hamlet to the Deutsche Schakespeare-Gesellschaft, 1877 November 22.
Box 4 Folder 68
Frost, Edwin Collins, letter, 1906 April 24.
Box 4 Folder 69
Furness, Caroline Augusta, letters written from Bar Harbor, Maine (Caroline Augusta Furness was the daughter of Horace Howard Furness and married Horace Jayne in 1894), 1896, undated.
Box 4 Folder 70
Furness, Evans & Co., letter, indicating enclosure of a bill (not included) for alterations to Horace Howard Furness's house in Wallingford, Pennsylvania (Furness, Evans & Co. was the architectural firm of Walter Rogers Furness, son of Horace Howard Furness), 1894 May 29.
Box 5 Folder 1
Furness, Fannie Miller Fassitt, letter, undated.
Box 5 Folder 2
[Furness, H. K., or Furness, H. R.], letter, 1896 August 3.
Box 5 Folder 3
Furness, Helen Bullitt, letters thanking Furness for sending her a remembrance of his late wife, Helen Kate Rogers Furness and for sending her some specimens of Walter's poetic translations (Helen Bullitt Furness was the wife of Horace Howard Furness's son Walter Rogers Furness), 1895, undated.
Box 5 Folder 4
Furness, Louise Brooks Winsor, letters and a clipping with a Christmas lunch menu, 1894, undated.
Box 5 Folder 5
Furness, Walter Rogers, letters (Walter Rogers Furness, son of Horace Howard Furness, was a Philadelphia architect in the firm Furness, Evans & Co.), 1884-1896, undated.
Box 5 Folder 6
Furness, William Eliot, letters, 1896.
Box 5 Folder 7
Furness, William Henry (father), letters, undated.
Box 2 Folder 2
Furnivall, Frederick James, letters and cards, 1869-1907.
Box 5 Folder 8
G.P. Putnam's Sons, letter concerning an edition of Othello (letter is misaddressed "Rev. H. H. Furness, D.D., Wallingford, Pa."), 1890 August 28.
Box 5 Folder 9
Gallagher, Helen Mar Pierce, letter, 1907 September 18.
Box 5 Folder 10
Gardette, Charles Demarais, letter, 1865 March 20.
Box 5 Folder 11
Garnett, Richard, letters, 1892-1904.
Box 5 Folder 12
Gerson, T. Perceval, letters (Gerson was a physician who attended the University of Pennsylvania), 1908.
Box 5 Folder 13
Gilbert, Dora Anne, letter, 1896 October 18.
Box 5 Folder 14
Gilder, Joseph Benson, letter and poem "Fear no more", 1884 October 28.
Box 5 Folder 15
Giles, Henry, letters, 1873, undated.
Box 5 Folder 16
Gill, Watson, letters, 1875.
Box 5 Folder 17
Gladstone, W. E., letters thanking Furness for sending him a copy of the Variorum King Lear (1880), 1879-1880.
Box 5 Folder 18
Godwin, Parke, letter, undated.
Box 5 Folder 19
Goodwin, William Watson, letters, 1880-1895.
Box 5 Folder 20
Gosse, Edmund, letters, 1885-1900.
Box 5 Folder 21
Gover, Amos M., letter informing Furness of upcoming lecture on Hamlet by Rev. D. J. Stafford and a flier advertising the lecture and providing information on Dr. Stafford, a Catholic clergyman, who gave lectures on Shakespeare and other literary topics (Amos Gover was a partner in the Washington, D.C. talent management firm Gover & Gulick, together with Charles L. Gulick), 1897.
Box 5 Folder 22
Graves, Eliza S., printed card soliciting funds for the rebuilding of the church in Stratford-on-Avon where Shakespeare is buried with a manuscript note on the reverse indicating that the card originally accompanied a piece of decayed wood from the stalls of the old church, which appear to have dated to the 15th century, undated.
Box 5 Folder 23
Green, Bennett Wood, letter, 1902 March 1.
Box 5 Folder 24
Greet, Philip Barling Ben, letters, 1910-1912.
Box 5 Folder 25
Guitéras, Juan, letter, 1894 October 27.
Box 5 Folder 26
Haddon, Alfred C., letters and a portrait photograph of Haddon, 1904-1910, undated.
Box 5 Folder 27
Hale, Edward Everett, letters, 1854-1908.
Box 5 Folder 28
Hales, John W., letters thanking Furness for gift copies of Othello (1886), The Merchant of Venice (1888), The Tempest (1892) and A Midsummer Night's Dream (1895) (John Wesley Hales was Professor of English Language and Literature at King's College (London)), circa 1886-1895.
Box 5 Folder 29
Hall, Fitzedward, letters, 1892-1895.
Box 5 Folder 30
Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O., letters, newspaper clipping, and article concerning the performance date of Othello, 1865-1888.
Box 5 Folder 31
Hammersly, George, letters, 1871.
Box 5 Folder 32
Hammond, William Alexander, letter, 1886 May 2.
Box 5 Folder 33
Haney, John Louis, letters (Haney was a professor of English and president of Central High School in Philadelphia and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1929), 1898.
Box 5 Folder 34
Hanford, Charles B., letter, 1906 August 11.
Box 5 Folder 35
Harding, William Henry, letter probably regarding the birth of the child of Mrs. Wister, sister of Horace Howard Furness, and letters, dated 1965, pertaining to attempts to decipher the difficult signature, possibly 1866, 1965.
Box 5 Folder 36
Harding, W. W., letter, 1883 January 19.
Box 5 Folder 37
Hardy, J. M., letter, 1886 April 14.
Box 5 Folder 38
Hart, Abraham, letter, 1871.
Box 5 Folder 39
Hartshorne, Mary Rogers, letter addressing Furness as "Dear Cousin Horace", 1895 April 21.
Box 5 Folder 40
Harvard University Library, formal acknowledgement of Furness' gift to the Library of a copy of the Variorum King Lear, 1880 March 16.
Box 5 Folder 41
Haseltine, John W., letter, 1882 December 5.
Box 5 Folder 42
Haupt, Paul, letters, 1899-1907.
Box 5 Folder 43
Hay, Henry Hanby, letter and printed copy of the poem "An Ode to Shakespeare," written by Hay in honor of Robert Mantell, "in recognition of his noble revival of Shakespearean plays", 1908 March.
Box 5 Folder 44
Heard, Franklin Fiske, letter giving personal information, the writer thanks Furness, on behalf of The Furness Club [Boston], for donating a copy of the Variorum Merchant of Venice (1888) to the Club), 1888 May 25.
Box 5 Folder 45
Hedge, Frederic Henry, letters, 1888, undated.
Box 5 Folder 46
Hemphill, A. J., letters, 1898.
Box 5 Folder 47
Henderson, William George, letter, 1888 February 4.
Box 5 Folder 48
Hersey, Heloise Edwina, letter, 1892 March 18.
Box 5 Folder 49
Hersh, B. F., letter, 1908 December 1.
Box 5 Folder 50
Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, letter, 1875 February 6.
Box 5 Folder 51
Historical Society of Pennsylvania, letter, signed by F. D. Stone, Librarian of the Historical Society, 1885 August 5.
Box 5 Folder 52
Hoag, Clarence Gilbert, letters, 1898.
Box 5 Folder 53
Holbrook, D. M., letters, 1911-1912.
Box 5 Folder 54
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, letters (including a typewritten description, possibly from a sale), 1887, undated.
Box 5 Folder 55
Howard Publishing Co., letters concerning the cipher writings of Sir Francis Bacon in Shakespeare's plays indicating that a copy of Orville W. Owen's work on this subject was being sent to Furness (one letter was misaddressed to "Rev. Horace H. Furness" and was signed O. W. Owen), 1894.
Box 5 Folder 56
Howe, Julia Ward, letter, 1864 November 25.
Box 5 Folder 57
Hudson, Henry Norman, letters, an autograph copy of a letter sent by Hudson to Joseph Parker Norris, and newspaper clipping of Hudson's letter to the editor of The Nation, 1870-1885.
Box 5 Folder 58
Hunt, William, letters, thanking Furness for a copy of Variorum Othello (1886), 1860-1886.
Box 5 Folder 59
Hunter, George W., letters, 1864-1865.
Box 5 Folder 60
Hunter, Isabel, note and copy of author's poem, "On Shakespeare's gloves, seen at the house of Mr. Horace Howard Furness", 1888 January 28.
Box 5 Folder 61
Huntington, William Henry, letters, 1856-1857.
Box 5 Folder 62
Husted, Hudson O., letters and 3-page manuscript extract from 1866 Central Park Report, signed by Andrew H. Green, Comptroller of the Park, regarding the Shakespeare monument in Central Park, New York City, 1870.
Box 5 Folder 63
Hutchins, Mary H., letters, 1906, undated.
Box 5 Folder 64
Hutt, A. Granger, letters; a receipt from the Villon Society to Furness for 3 guineas, the price of his subscription for John Payne's translation of Boccaccio's Decameron, which the Society was issuing; and 2 copies of the printed subscription announcement for this edition, one of which is inscribed by Hutt, 1886.
Box 5 Folder 65
Hutton, Laurence, letter, 1893.
Box 5 Folder 66
Ingleby, Clement Mansfield, letters and notes (includes a letter dated 17 June 1875 to Ingleby from S. Mullins of the Central Free Library, Birmingham (England); Ingleby wrote his comments on the same sheet and forwarded it to Furness. Also includes a note by the Rev. J. B. Dykes; a recent note suggesting possible dates for this and other letters; and a note from Ingleby, dated 10 August 1875, in which Ingleby attests to the authenticity of a piece of oak supposed to come from a tree at Shakespeare's birthplace. Many of the letters are not in Ingleby's hand, since he was afflicted with eye trouble and dictated much of his correspondence), 1872-1886.
Box 5 Folder 67
Intlekofer, Edward, letter (Intlekofer was a disabled soldier of the Civil War living in the National Military Home in Montgomery County and was interested in Shakespeare), 1893 October 24.
Box 5 Folder 68
Irving, Henry, letters (including an undated letter to J. L. Toole which is accompanied by a note from Furness stating that Toole gave it to him in 1879), circa 1879-1900.
Box 5 Folder 69
Irwin, Agnes, letter thanking Furness for his gift of a copy of the Variorum Othello (1886) and a Shakespearean note from James Bradley Thayer, which Agnes Irwin was sending to Furness, 1879-1886, undated.
Box 5 Folder 70
Isaacs, Nathan, letter (Nathan Isaacs was a lawyer at the Cincinnati law firm of Isaacs & Bevis, professor of law, and author of books about legal matters), 1911 September 18.
Box 5 Folder 71
J.B. Lippincott & Co., letters, 1874-1911.
Box 6 Folder 1
Jackson, A. W., letter, 1901 February 7.
Box 6 Folder 2
Jackson, Ebenezer, letter, 1871 April 29.
Box 6 Folder 3
Jackson, Margaret E., letter (for Furness' reply see: The Letters of Horace Howard Furness (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1922), vol. I, pp. 340-41), 1897 October 25.
Box 6 Folder 4
Jaggard, William, letter and receipt for a copy of Jaggard's Shakespeare Bibliograpy and 2 advertisements for it, one in the form of a pamphlet (Jaggard was associated with the Shakespeare Press in Stratford-on-Avon), 1911, undated.
Box 6 Folder 5
James, Henry, letters, including xerox copy of each letter, 1911.
Box 6 Folder 6
James, William, letters, 1910.
Box 6 Folder 7
Jamison, Lloyd McKim, letter, 1883 April 17.
Box 6 Folder 8
Jastrow, Morris, letters, some of which are in the hand of Morris Jastrow's wife, Helen Bachman Jastrow, 1888-1912.
Box 6 Folder 9
Jayne, Horace, letter (Jayne was Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania and was married to Caroline Augusta Furness, daughter of Horace Howard Furness), 1896 September 11.
Box 6 Folder 10
Jefferson, Joseph, letter (Jefferson was an American actor), undated.
Box 6 Folder 11
Jefferys, C. P. B., letter, 1890 September 15.
Box 6 Folder 12
Jerrold, Blanchard, letters, 1871, 1879.
Box 6 Folder 13
Jewish Messenger, letter concerning Furness's inquiry about the Jewish Record for February 1863 containing a Jewish version of the Merchant of Venice (Isaac S. Isaacs), 1871 March 1.
Box 6 Folder 14
John, king of Saxony, letter (in German) copied by amanuensis and signed by a minister of the royal household in Dresden, 1873 June 30.
Box 6 Folder 15
Johns Hopkins University, invitation to attend a ceremony presenting a bust of Sidney Lanier to Johns Hopkins University, 1888 January 26.
Box 6 Folder 16
Johnson, Charles Frederick, letters, 1908, undated.
Box 6 Folder 17
Johnson, Henry, letters and reprinted leaf from Johnson's edition of A Midsummer Night's Dream (Henry Johnson was on the faculty of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine), 1887-1888.
Box 6 Folder 18
Johnson, Robert Underwood, letters and notice concerning a proposed banquet honoring the Shakespearean actor Tommaso Salvini, 1883-1907.
Box 6 Folder 19
Johnson, William Woolsey, letter, 1894 January 19.
Box 6 Folder 20
Johnson's Universal Cyclopædia, letters asking Furness to revise Richard Grant White's article on Shakespeare from the Cyclopædia, 1893.
Box 6 Folder 21
Jones, William R., letter, 1879 November 20.
Box 6 Folder 22
Jordan, Mary Augusta, letter, 1912 March 30.
Box 6 Folder 23
Jordan, Wilhelm, letter (in German) (Wilhelm Jordan was the author of Shakespeares Dramatische Werke), 1872 March 23.
Box 6 Folder 24
Journalists' Club, Philadelphia, letter signed by H.F. Keenan, president, 1883 March.
Box 6 Folder 25
Jusserand, J. J., letters, 1904-1912.
Box 6 Folder 26
Kellogg, Abner Otis, letter, 1879 August 12.
Box 6 Folder 27
Kemble, Fanny, letters, one providing the provenance of "Shakespeare's gloves," which she presented to Horace Howard Furness, 1873-1892, undated.
Box 6 Folder 28
Kennedy, Charles Rann, letters, one of which contains a postscript by Kennedy's wife, Edith Wynne Matthison Kennedy, in which she quotes G. B. Shaw's comments on C. Rann Kennedy's latest play, 1902-1912.
Box 6 Folder 29
Kennedy, Edith Wynne Matthison, letter (Edith Wynne Matthison Kennedy was married to Charles Rann Kennedy (1871-1950)), 1904 November 4.
Box 6 Folder 30
Kennedy, William Sloane, letter, 1900 July 8.
Box 6 Folder 31
Kidder, Christabel W., letters, 1906, undated.
Box 6 Folder 32
Kirk, Ellen Olney, letters, undated.
Box 6 Folder 33
Kirk, John Foster, letters, 1880-1891, undated.
Box 6 Folder 34
Knapp, Arthur Mason, letters, 1885.
Box 6 Folder 35
Knerr, Calvin B., letter (in English and German) including a Shakespearean note in German from Constantine Hering, which Knerr is forwarding to Furness), 1875 February 2.
Box 6 Folder 36
Knight, Joseph, letters and a photograph of Knight, 1881-1905.
Box 6 Folder 37
Köhler, Reinhold, letter and postal card (Reinhold Köhler was a member of the German Shakespeare Society in Weimar), 1880, 1888.
Box 6 Folder 38
Krauth, C. P., letter (Krauth was a member of the Shakspere Society of Philadelphia), 1875 February 3.
Box 6 Folder 39
L., M. M., letter thanking Furness for a gift copy of A Midsummer Night's Dream (1895) and discussing members of Furness's family, possibly 1895 April 26.
Box 6 Folder 40
Lane, George Martin, letters, 1868, 1878.
Box 6 Folder 41
Lang, Andrew, letters, 2 pages of notes, 1 clipping, and 1 advertisement, 1900-1912, undated.
Box 6 Folder 42
Lanier, Sidney, letter, 1878 October 17.
Box 6 Folder 43
Lathrop, George Parsons, letters, 1882-1896.
Box 6 Folder 44
Law, Ernest Philip Alphonse, letters and clipping from The Times of London dated December 26, 1911, 1911.
Box 6 Folder 45
Lea, Henry Charles, letter, 1893 February 24.
Box 6 Folder 46
Lee, Sidney, letters, 1889-1904.
Box 6 Folder 47
Leidy, Joseph, letters, 1886-1890.
Box 6 Folder 48
Leland, Charles Godfrey, letters (two of the letters have illuminated capital letters) and poem by Leland, "Evening Star Waltz," copied in Furness' hand, 1880-1882, undated.
Box 6 Folder 49
Lemcke & Buechner, letter (Lemcke & Buechner was a bookselling and publishing firm.), 1907 April 18.
Box 6 Folder 50
Leo, F. A., letters (For a reference to Leo's letter of 30 March 1898, see The Letters of Horace Howard Furness, vol. II, pp. 8-9) and checklist of Furness/Leo correspondence in the Folger Library (inventoried by Prof. Dr. Werner Habicht, Universität Würzburg, October 1991), 1880, 1895, 1898, 1991.
Box 6 Folder 51
Leutze, Emanuel, letter, undated.
Box 6 Folder 52
Lewis, C. W., letters and post card, 1887, 1901, 1907.
Box 6 Folder 53
Library Company of Philadelphia, letters signed by Lloyd P. Smith and James G. Barnwell, 1883-1888, 1903.
Box 6 Folder 54
Liddel, Mark Harvey, letter, undated.
Box 6 Folder 55
Lippe, Adolph, letter and a note by William E. Miller, dated February 1980, providing information about Adolph Lippe obtained by Frances James Dallett, archivist of the University of Pennsylvania, 1886, 1980.
Box 6 Folder 56
Lloyd, James Hendrie, letter and offprint of his article, "The so-called Oedipus-complex in Hamlet," which Lloyd read before the Philadelphia Neurological Society on February 24, 1911 and was published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, LVI (13 May 1911), pp. 1377-1379, 1911.
Box 6 Folder 57
Loën, August, letter (Baron von Loën was a vice-president of the German Shakespeare Society), 1877 November 30.
Box 7 Folder 1
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, letters, one introducing John Fiske to Furness; and an undated portrait engraving of Longfellow, 1870-1880, undated.
Box 7 Folder 2
Longfellow, Samuel, letter, 1859 November 4.
Box 7 Folder 3
Lounsbury, Thomas Raynesford, letter, 1907 October 2.
Box 7 Folder 4
Lowell, James Russell, letters and an undated portrait engraving of Lowell with a facsimile of his signature, 1888-1890, undated.
Box 7 Folder 5
Lunt, A. T., letter, 1885 September 25.
Box 7 Folder 6
M. Thomas & Sons, letter and receipts, 1871-1874.
Box 7 Folder 7
Mackay, Charles, letter, 1885 July 13.
Box 7 Folder 8
Mackenzie, R. Shelton, letter, 1873 April 21.
Box 7 Folder 9
Madden, Dodgson Hamilton, letter, 1898 November 13.
Box 7 Folder 10
Mallery, Garrick, letter and a clipping from The Daily Graphic of December 4, 1877, 1877.
Box 7 Folder 11
Malone, John, letter and author's notes on Hamlet, 1893 March 17.
Box 7 Folder 12
Manley, Frederick, letter presenting Furness with a copy of The Merchant of Venice, edited by him for use in schools (written on the letterhead of C. C. Birchard & Company, Boston), 1901 December 14.
Box 7 Folder 13
Manly, John Matthews, letter, 1896 December 11.
Box 7 Folder 14
March, Francis Andrew, letters inviting Furness to attend the 1873 and 1874 annual meetings of the American Philological Association and read papers, 1873-1874.
Box 7 Folder 15
Marlowe, Julia, letters and wedding announcement, 1890, 1910-1911.
Box 7 Folder 16
Marriott, Elizabeth, letter discussing the question of Baconian authorship of Shakespeare's works, 1899 May 10.
Box 7 Folder 17
Marsh, John Fitchett, letters, 1877.
Box 7 Folder 18
Martin, Helena Faucit, letters, 1889-1896.
Box 7 Folder 19
Martin, Myra B., letter inviting Furness to the Society's celebration of Shakespeare's birthday, to be held on 23 April 1912 (Martin was the president of The Shakespeare Club of New York City), 1912 March 29.
Box 7 Folder 20
Martin, Theodore, letters, 1889-1907.
Box 7 Folder 21
Mason, Edward Tuckerman, letters, 1890, 1911.
Box 7 Folder 22
Massey, Gerald, letter, 1873 March 17.
Box 7 Folder 23
Matthews, Albert, letter, 1905 November 14.
Box 7 Folder 24
Mayor, Joseph B., letter, 1908 August 1.
Box 7 Folder 25
McCamant, Frances W., letter, 1909 December 16.
Box 7 Folder 26
McClellan, Katherine Elizabeth, letter and note indicating that the letter was found laid into a copy of Margaret Crosby Munn's Will Shakespeare of Stratford and London (New York, 1910), 1911 June 27.
Box 7 Folder 27
McCook, Henry C., letters, including 4 pages of Shakespeare quotations concerning spiders, 1891.
Box 7 Folder 28
McMaster, John Bach, letter, 1892 March 21.
Box 7 Folder 29
McMichael, Morton, letter, 1880 April 2.
Box 7 Folder 30
Meredith, E. A., letter and clipping of an article in which Meredith suggests an emendation in All's Well That Ends Well, 1891 August 26.
Box 7 Folder 31
Messchert, Matthew Huizinga, letter thanking Furness for gift copy of A Midsummer Night's Dream (Messchert was a member of the Shakspere Society of Philadelphia who was elected treasurer in 1858), possibly 1895 April 17.
Box 7 Folder 32
Metcalf, Henry Aiken, letters and notes on Macbeth, 1901-1902, undated.
Box 7 Folder 33
Middleton, P., letter, possibly 1894 November 1.
Box 7 Folder 34
Millard, Clara, receipt, 1891 July 23.
Box 7 Folder 35
Miller, DeWitt, letter discussing Hamlet, (this might be J. DeWitt Miller, who was also a correspondent of Horace Howard Furness, Jr.), undated.
Box 7 Folder 36
Millward, A. Sydney, letters, 1892, undated.
Box 7 Folder 37
Mitchell, S. Weir, letters and autograph poem, "Henry the Fifth," signed and dated June 1897, at Venice (compare a variant version in The Complete Poems (New York: The Century Co., 1914), pp. 362-363)), 1876-1910, undated.
Box 7 Folder 38
Moberly, Charles E., letter, 1880 March 25.
Box 7 Folder 39
Monty, Flora A., letter, 1911 November 12.
Box 7 Folder 40
Mook, [C.]. [?], letter, 1897 March 23.
Box 7 Folder 41
Moore, Charles Leonard, letter, 1892 November 30.
Box 7 Folder 42
Morgan, Appleton, letters and clipping (Appleton Morgan was president of the Shakespeare Society of New York), 1888-1908.
Box 7 Folder 43
Morris, Harrison S., letters, 1895-1903.
Box 7 Folder 44
Moulton, Richard Green, letters, 1899, 1909, undated.
Box 7 Folder 45
Murray, James Augustus Henry, letters, pamphlets, and clippings concerning the Philological Society's New English Dictionary, soliciting extracts from readers for inclusion in the Dictionary, 1879-1881, undated.
Box 7 Folder 46
Murray, John, letter concerning Furness's request for information about the author of an article (Gerald Massey) that had appeared in the Quarterly Review, published in London (includes a note indicating that this letter was laid into the July 1871 issue of the Quarterly Review (vol. 131, no. 261), which contains Massey's article (on pp. 1-46)), 1911 June 26.
Box 7 Folder 47
Naff, H. W., letter, 1888 May 6.
Box 7 Folder 48
Neilson, Lilian Adelaide, letters, 1873, undated.
Box 7 Folder 49
New Shakspere Society (London, England), letters and cash receipt for 10 guineas for a special donation that Furness made to the Society, signed by A. G. Snelgrove, Hon. Sec., 1874-1880.
Box 7 Folder 50
Nichols, G. H., letter, possibly 1873 November 27.
Box 7 Folder 51
Nicholson, Brinsley, letters, 1881-1891.
Box 7 Folder 52
Nolan, Edward J., letter written on the stationery of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1880 February 2.
Box 7 Folder 53
Norris, Isaac, letter, 1898 February 11.
Box 7 Folder 54
Norris, Joseph Parker, letters, copy of the poem "Antony and Cleopatra" by William Haines Lytle, and 8 pages of notes on King Lear, 1872-1895.
Box 7 Folder 55
Norton, Charles Eliot, letters, one of which is incomplete, 1879-1907.
Box 7 Folder 56
Norton, Grace, letters, one thanking Furness for note, 1903, undated.
Box 7 Folder 57
Noyes, John Buttrick, letters, newspaper clippings, and essay on Shakespeare, 1902-1908.
Box 7 Folder 58
Oakes, James, letters, one regarding an edition of Shakespeare saved from a fire in Edwin Forrest's library with Folio pages enclosed, 1873.
Box 7 Folder 59
Öchelhäuser, Wilhelm, letter thanking Furness for copy of Variorum Hamlet (1877), dedicated to the Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft (Öchelhäuser was Vice-President of the Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft), 1877 November 29.
Box 7 Folder 60
O'Neil, James, letters, a supposed facsimile of the title page of an edition of Shakespeare's poems published in Philadelphia in 1796 by Bioren and Maden, and a page of notes by Furness in which Furness refutes O'Neil's belief that he possesses a copy of the first American edition of Shakespeare's poems (Furness believes that the first American edition was published in Boston in 1807), 1893.
Box 7 Folder 61
Opdyche, L. E., letter and bibliography (in English and Modern Greek), including Shakespeare bibliography in Modern Greek), 1894 July 3.
Box 7 Folder 62
Orson, S. W., letter and postal cards, 1893-1894.
Box 7 Folder 63
Pallis, Alexander, letters and notes on As You Like It, 1911.
Box 8 Folder 1
Parrott, Thomas Marc, letters and six typed pages of observations on Titus Andronicus (Thomas Marc Parrott was on the faculty of Princeton University), 1902-1903, undated.
Box 8 Folder 2
Parsons, James Challis, letter, 1873 November 5.
Box 8 Folder 3
Peirce, James Mills, letter, 1888 May 30.
Box 8 Folder 4
Pepper, Frances Sergeant, letter thanking Furness for his gift copy of one of his Variorum Shakespeare editions (Frances Sergeant Pepper was the wife of William Pepper (1843-1898), who was Provost of the University of Pennsylvania from 1881 to 1894), circa 1892.
Box 8 Folder 5
Pepper, William, letter (William Pepper was Provost of the University of Pennsylvania from 1881 to 1894), 1886 April 7.
Box 8 Folder 6
Perkins, Theodore B., letter and several transcriptions from books in the Boston Public Library, 1876 April 15.
Box 8 Folder 7
Perry, Thomas Sergeant, letter, 1905 May 18.
Box 8 Folder 8
Pessels, Constance, letter, 1892 May 28.
Box 8 Folder 9
Phin, John, letters, one includes a 2-page typed note on Henry IV, Part 1, 1901, 1910.
Box 8 Folder 10
Platt, Isaac Hull, letters, 1907-1908, undated.
Box 8 Folder 11
Pollock, Lady Emma Jane, letter (Pollock published "The little people and other tales" in 1874), circa 1910.
Box 8 Folder 12
Pollock, Walter Herries, letters, 1909-1911.
Box 8 Folder 13
Porter, Charlotte Endymion, letters, one thanking Furness for his gift of the seventh volume of the Variorum Shakespeare (The Merchant of Venice), published in 1888, circa 1888, 1905.
Box 8 Folder 14
Pratt, Edward Ellerton, letter, 1895 April 18.
Box 8 Folder 15
Prince, William Cowper, letters, 1856-1857.
Box 8 Folder 16
Putnam, George, letter, 1888 May 14.
Box 8 Folder 17
Quincy, Josiah Phillips, letter, 1874 August 26.
Box 8 Folder 19
Radford, George Heynes, letter, 1892 February 7.
Box 8 Folder 20
Raleigh, Walter Alexander, letter, 1911 April 3.
Box 8 Folder 21
Randolph, A. M. F., letter informing Furness that he was sending a copy of "The Trial of Sir John Falstaff"(A. M. F. Randolph was a court reporter in the Supreme Court of the State of Kansas), 1893 October 10.
Box 8 Folder 22
Rawle, Francis, letter and the printed pamphlet "Appellees' Paper Book" in the appeal of N. Snellenburg, et al. to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania which Rawle believes is similar to the trial scene in The Merchant of Venice (Francis Rawle was an attorney in Philadelphia), 1911.
Box 8 Folder 23
Reed, Henry, letter, 1887 March 7.
Box 8 Folder 24
Rehan, Ada, letter (Ada Rehan was an Irish-American actress), 1890 May 1.
Box 8 Folder 25
Reilly, John, letters and a newspaper clipping, 1882-1897, undated.
Box 8 Folder 26
Rendle, William, letter, 1888 June 23.
Box 8 Folder 27
Repplier, Agnes, letters, 1890-1910, undated.
Box 8 Folder 28
Richardson, Locke, letters, 1895-1897, undated.
Box 8 Folder 29
Robinson, Helena Weir, letter, 1901 April 16.
Box 8 Folder 30
Rogers, Fairman, letter written from Nice, France, 1896 February 6.
Box 8 Folder 31
Rogers, Frederick, bound letters and subscription book requesting Furness's support for the Christopher Marlowe Memorial (Frederick Rogers was an Honorary Secretary of the Christopher Marlowe Memorial in London), circa 1889-1897.
Box 8 Folder 32
Rolfe, W. J., letters, one discussing Furness's newly-appeared Variorum edition of Macbeth, which was published in 1873; a photograph, dated April 10, 1897, of "Juliet's tomb" in Verona, identified and initialed by Rolfe; a clipping from The Literary World (August 1902) consisting of a review of Judge Thomas E. Webb's book, The Mystery of William Shakespeare (London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1902), in which Webb argues for Baconian authorship of Shakespeare's works; an undated photograph of "Josephine Jr.," identified and initialed by Rolfe; and a clipping summarizing Rolfe's life, printed after his death; and an article by Rolfe entitled "Furness's edition of Shakespeare" that appeared in The Critic in October 1900, 1873-1908, undated.
Box 8 Folder 33
Ropes, John Codman, letter, 1872 June 11.
Box 8 Folder 34
Rosengarten, J. G., letter, 1885 June 17.
Box 8 Folder 35
Rushton, William Lowes, letters, 1897, 1908.
Box 8 Folder 36
Russell, Edward Richard Russell, letter, 1888 August 20.
Box 8 Folder 37
Rutledge, Archibald, letters, 1911.
Box 8 Folder 38
Ryan, Patrick John, letter (Patrick John Ryan was the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Philadelphia), 1899 January 24.
Box 8 Folder 39
Salvini, Tommaso, letter, 1883 January 16.
Box 8 Folder 40
Sampson, Martin Wright, letter, 1903 February 6.
Box 8 Folder 41
Sandys, John Edwin, letters, 1900-1901.
Box 8 Folder 42
Sartain, John, letters, sketches of noted actors, and an attestation to the authenticity of a block of mulberry wood that supposedly came from a tree planted by Shakespeare at Stratford, 1884, 1894.
Box 8 Folder 43
Savage, John, letters, 1870.
Box 8 Folder 44
Savage, Richard, letter and a pencil drawing of a glove, which Savage calls Queen Mary's glove (Richard Savage was Secretary and Librarian to the Trustees of The Amalgamated Trusts of Shakespeare's Birthplace, Museum, and New Place), 1890 February 8.
Box 8 Folder 45
Schelling, Felix Emmanuel, letter thanking Furness for gift copy of the Variorum edition of A Midsummer Night's Dream (Schelling joined the faculty of the English Department at the University of Pennsylvania in 1886 and was curator of the H. H. Furness Memorial Library from 1933 to 1945), circa 1895.
Box 8 Folder 46
Schmidt, Alexander, letters, 1879-1886.
Box 8 Folder 47
School District of Philadelphia, Board of Public Education, invitation to a reception for General U. S. Grant at the Academy of Music on December 20, 1879, 1879.
Box 8 Folder 48
Scott, Charles P. G., letters, 1900-1903.
Box 8 Folder 49
Scott, Mary Augusta, letters, 1899-1907.
Box 8 Folder 50
Scudder, Horace Elisha, letter, 1895 May 5.
Box 8 Folder 51
Sergeant, Jonathan Dickinson, letter, 1881 January 10.
Box 8 Folder 52
Sharswood, George, letters, 1872, 1879.
Box 8 Folder 53
Sheppard, Furman, letter, 1871 February 7.
Box 8 Folder 54
Shortt, Alfred, letters, 1901.
Box 8 Folder 55
Skeat, Walter W., letters, 1900-1901.
Box 8 Folder 56
Smith, Alexander, letters, 1878-1906.
Box 9 Folder 1
Smith, Alfred Russell, letters and receipts (Smith was a London bookseller), 1869-1879.
Box 9 Folder 2
Smith, George Adam, letters and telegram (some of the letters are written by George Smith's wife, Lilian Smith), circa 1899-1900.
Box 9 Folder 3
Smith, Goldwin, letter, 1900 May 18.
Box 9 Folder 4
Smith, James H., letter, 1909 August 26.
Box 9 Folder 5
Smith, Lucy Toulmin, letters, 1886, 1892.
Box 9 Folder 6
Smyth, Albert Henry, letters and a photograph of Smyth with Samuel Timmons, dated October 1896, 1888-1901.
Box 9 Folder 7
Solberg, Thorvald, letters, one introducing Thorvald Solberg to Horace Howard Furness; and three pages of bibliography on Hamlet (Thorvald Solberg was associated with the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.), 1884.
Box 9 Folder 8
Spielmann, M. H., letter, 1907 March 27.
Box 9 Folder 9
Sprague, Homer B., letter, 1887 March 17.
Box 9 Folder 10
Starratt, S. A., letter, 1899 November 3.
Box 9 Folder 11
Staunton, Howard, letter, 1872 February 26.
Box 9 Folder 12
Stearns, Frank Preston, letters, 1898.
Box 9 Folder 13
Stedman, Edward Clarence, letter, 1892 March 22.
Box 9 Folder 14
Stephenson, Henry Thew, letter, 1903 December 21.
Box 9 Folder 15
Stern, Simon A., letters, one accompanied by a letter from Marcus Jastrow to Simon A. Stern, forwarded to Furness by Stern, 1878-1879.
Box 9 Folder 16
Stevens, William Bacon, letter (William Bacon Stevens was Episcopal bishop of Pennsylvania), 1880 April 6.
Box 9 Folder 17
Stoddard, Richard Henry, letters; newspaper clipping; poem titled "The Bird" (originally titled "The Bird of God," but corrected in Stoddard's hand; and three manuscript drafts of a poem by Stoddard entitled "The Master's Gloves" (or "On the Master's Gloves)), showing signs of corrections and changes, 1880-1895.
Box 9 Folder 18
Stone, William A., letter and 2 poems by the author (one manuscript and one printed in a magazine clipping), 1908 June 6.
Box 9 Folder 19
Story, William Wetmore, letter, 1877 November 20.
Box 9 Folder 20
Strachey, Edward, letters, 1890-1899.
Box 9 Folder 21
Strachey, John St. Loe, letter, 1907 September 30.
Box 9 Folder 22
Street, Charles M., letters, 1911.
Box 9 Folder 23
Sturgis, [S. B.], letter, 1882.
Box 9 Folder 24
Subbarau, Rentala Venkata, letters, 1906, 1909.
Box 9 Folder 25
Sumner, Charles, letters, 1864-1873.
Box 9 Folder 26
Surtees, Scott Frederick, letter, possibly 1888 December 12.
Box 9 Folder 27
Syle, Louis Du Pont, letter and a clipping from Cooper and Conard's Fashion Monthly including an article on "The Country Haunts of Shakespeare", 1886.
Box 9 Folder 28
Symons, Arthur, letter, 1907 December 21.
Box 9 Folder 29
Synge, W. W. Follett, letter, verses, and one photograph of Synge, 1887, undated.
Box 9 Folder 30
Tangye, Richard, letters and ten photographic reproductions of various portraits and documents of or pertaining to Oliver Cromwell, 1897-1899.
Box 9 Folder 31
Tannenbaum, Samuel Aaron, letters, 1908-1911.
Box 9 Folder 32
Taylor, Bayard, letters and three autograph poems by Taylor: "Jenny Lind's Greeting to America;" "Grüss an Lindenschatten" (in German); and "Cedarcroft to Lindenshade", 1850-1878, undated.
Box 9 Folder 33
Taylor, Marie Hanson, letters, 1883.
Box 9 Folder 34
Terry, Ellen, letters, 1901-1911, undated.
Box 9 Folder 35
Thayer, John Borland, letter, 1900 February 27.
Box 9 Folder 36
Thayer, William Roscoe, letters, 1902-1909.
Box 9 Folder 37
Thimm, Franz J. L., letters (Includes two bills for books), 1877, 1893.
Box 9 Folder 38
Thiselton, Alfred Edward, letters and a newspaper clipping containing a copy of a letter by the author that appeared in Notes and Queries, 13 May 1899, 1899-1904.
Box 9 Folder 39
Thom, William Taylor, letters (Thom writes from the Department of English, Hollin's Institute, Virginia), 1882.
Box 9 Folder 40
Thomas, Henry T., letters (Henry T. Thomas writes from the Subscription Department of Charles Scribner's Sons in New York), 1891 January.
Box 9 Folder 41
Thompson, Robert Ellis, letters (Professor Robert Ellis Thompson was editor-in-chief of the American Supplement to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, for J. M. Stoddart & Co., Publishers, in Philadelphia), 1882.
Box 9 Folder 42
Thornton, Richard H., letters, 1891.
Box 9 Folder 43
Thorpe, Francis Newton, letters and signed, typed copy of Thorpe's poem "Youth", 1895.
Box 9 Folder 44
Thümmel, Julius Sigismund, letter, 1877 December 6.
Box 9 Folder 45
Tilton, Theodore, letter, 1865 June 2.
Box 9 Folder 46
Timmins, Samuel, letters, 1870-1899.
Box 9 Folder 47
Tolman, Albert, letter, 1890 May 15.
Box 9 Folder 48
Tolman, Albert Harris, letters, 1892-1903.
Box 9 Folder 49
Tree, Herbert Beerbohm, letters, 1895, 1910.
Box 9 Folder 50
Trumbull, H. Clay, letters, 1892-1895.
Box 9 Folder 51
Tucker, C. E., letter, 1905 March 9.
Box 9 Folder 52
Tuckerman, Henry T., letter, 1867 April 17.
Box 9 Folder 53
Tyndall, John, letters, 1872, 1876.
Box 9 Folder 54
Tyndall, Louisa Charlotte Hamilton, letter (Tyndall was the wife of John Tyndall (1820-1893)), 1882 November 22.
Box 9 Folder 55
Tyson, Charles, letter and notes, 1880 December 13.
Box 9 Folder 56
Ullery, I. L., letter, 1909 July 20.
Box 9 Folder 57
Ulrici, Hermann, letters (in German), 1876, 1880.
Box 9 Folder 58
University of Pennsylvania Libraries, letters, one signed S. B. Klein, 1885, 1888.
Box 9 Folder 59
Upham, Charles Wentworth, letter, 1873 August 30.
Box 9 Folder 60
Vickery, Eleanor Grant, letter asking Furness to accept a copy of the writer's translation of Ernest Renan's book, Caliban; a philosophical drama continuing The Tempest of William Shakespeare, and a note indicating that this letter was found laid into the Furness Library's copy of this book, 1898 August 8.
Box 10 Folder 1
Vincke, Gisbert, letter (in German), 1877 December 3.
Box 10 Folder 2
Vining, Edward Payson, letters (Vining was General Freight Agent for Union Pacific Railway Co. and was an amateur Shakespearean), 1881.
Box 10 Folder 3
Voynich, Wilfred Michael, letter and receipt, 1910 November.
Box 10 Folder 4
Walker, Charles Clement, letter, 1896 July 27.
Box 10 Folder 5
Ward, A. D., letter thanking Furness for sending him a copy of the Variorum Antony and Cleopatra (1907), 1907 October 11.
Box 10 Folder 6
Wardman, George, letter, 1877 December 21.
Box 10 Folder 7
Ware, L. G., letter mentioning the Variorum edition of The Merchant of Venice (probably the Vermont poet Loammi Goodenow Ware (1827-1891)), after 1888.
Box 10 Folder 8
Warnke, Karl, letter, 1903 July 30.
Box 10 Folder 9
Weeks, Ida Ahlborn, letter (Weeks was associated with the English Literature Department at Southwest Kansas College in Winfield, Kansas), 1902 November 26.
Box 10 Folder 10
Welsh, M. L., letter, 1912 January 23.
Box 10 Folder 11
Westcott and Thomson, letters, receipts, estimates for work, and bill (Westcott and Thomson was a Philadelphia typesetting firm that made the plates for the Variorum Shakespeare editions), 1872-1907.
Box 10 Folder 12
Wheeler, William Adolphus, postal card which originally accompanied a copy of the Boston Daily Advertiser containing a notice of the transfer of the Barton Library to Boston (not included), 1873 May 17.
Box 10 Folder 13
White, Alexina Black Mease, letter (White was wife of Richard Grant White (1821-1885)), undated.
Box 10 Folder 14
White, Richard Grant, letters, 1869-1884.
Box 10 Folder 15
Whitman, Sarah Wyman, letter (Whitman was "a member of the [Radcliffe College] Council and a member of the corporation of the Society for the Collegiate Instruction of Women" (includes letter dated October 14, 1965 from Gertrude M. Sullivan, Archives Assistant of the Radcliffe College Library, to William E. Miller, replying to his inquiries concerning the authorship of this item), 1895, 1965.
Box 10 Folder 16
Whitman, Walt, postal cards, between 1879 and 1892.
Box 10 Folder 17
Whittier, John Greenleaf, letters; two undated portrait engravings, one with a facsimile of his signature; and four autograph lines of verse (signed) beginning, "The tree that bears it needs must fall ...", 1879-1882, undated.
Box 10 Folder 18
Widener, P. A. B., letter thanking Furness for offering him condolences on the death of his grandson (probably Peter A. B. Widener (1834-1915)), 1912 May 24.
Box 10 Folder 19
Wild, John D., letter, 1894 March 22.
Box 10 Folder 20
Wilder, F. Elizabeth, letters, 1898-1899.
Box 10 Folder 21
Willard, E. S., letters and two photographs of Willard, an English actor, dated Easter, printed on postcards, one of which is inscribed to "Mrs. Wister" (Annis Lee Wister, sister of Horace Howard Furness), 1891-1907.
Box 10 Folder 22
Williams, John C., letter, 1907 May 2.
Box 10 Folder 23
Wilson, Woodrow, letters.
Box 10 Folder 24
Winsor, Elizabeth Chapman, letter thanking Furness for gift copy of the Variorum Tempest, circa 1892.
Box 10 Folder 25
Winsor, Justin, letters, 1877-1878.
Box 10 Folder 26
Winter, D., letter, 1905 December 17.
Box 10 Folder 27
Winter, William, letters and 13 newspaper clippings of the author's comments printed in various issues of the New York Tribune, concerning Shakespeare and the Baconian theory, 1892-1907.
Box 10 Folder 28
Winthrop, Robert C., letter, 1888 May 31.
Box 10 Folder 29
Wistar, E. C., letter, 1892 April 5.
Box 10 Folder 30
Wister, A. L., letters and a pressed flower, 1896, undated.
Box 10 Folder 31
Wister, Sarah Butler, letters, 1890, 1895.
Box 10 Folder 32
Witty, C. H., letter, 1887 March 25.
Box 10 Folder 33
Wood, H. C., letters (includes a letter from Dr. David Cerna to Dr. Horatio Wood), 1897, 1903.
Box 10 Folder 34
Woolf, Benjamin E., letter, 1886 May 22.
Box 10 Folder 35
Woolsey, Sarah Chauncey, letters, 1892, undated.
Box 10 Folder 36
Wright, Erskine, letter, 1897 October 25.
Box 10 Folder 37
Wright, W. E., letters, 1910.
Box 10 Folder 38
Wright, William Aldis, letters, 1870-1912.
Box 10 Folder 39
Wyndham, George, letter, 1907 September 18.
Box 10 Folder 40
Zeiss, Karl, letter (in German), 1905 May 21.
Box 10 Folder 41
Multiple correspondents: set of letters relating to the history and authenticity of a block of mulberry wood (now in the Horace Howard Furness Memorial Library) that supposedly came from a tree planted by Shakespeare; correspondents include: T. F. Dillon Croker, James S. Earle, E. F. Flower (this is accompanied by a letter to Flower from William Hunt), Horace Howard Furness, J. O. Halliwell-Phillipps, Samuel Parrish, Maria Sophia Quincy, and John Sartain; a statement from Mary Garrett, attesting to the authenticity of the mulberry block; a note in Furness' hand about the mulberry tree; another note discussing Shakespeare's autograph ("Shakspere"); and a short typewritten note tracing the history of the mulberry block and giving brief quotations referring to mulberry trees from Shakespeare's plays, 1866, 1894, undated.
Box 10 Folder 42
Unidentified correspondents: letters (one of the letters is a 9-page typescript concerning Lady Macbeth), postal card and 5 envelopes addressed to Horace Howard Furness, 1880-1907, undated.
Box 10 Folder 43
[Allen, George], short note, possibly to professor George Allen, asking permission to attribute textual emendations to him, with reply written on the same sheet, undated.
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Booth, Edwin, letters, 1885-1890.
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Borneman, Henry S., letter, possibly 1901 August 14.
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Bright, Miss, letter and newspaper obituary, circa 1912, undated.
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[Buck, or Burk], letters, 1891, undated.
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Butler, Mr. , letter, 1888 April 29.
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Childress, Rufus J., typescript copy of letter, 1908 June 22.
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Childs, George William, letter, 1883 January 18.
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Clärchen, letter, 1911 October 31.
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Clark, A. S. , letter, possibly 1897 October 20.
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Cushman, Alice, letter, 1889 March 27.
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Dole, Nathan Haskell, letter, 1911 March 9.
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Edwards, Mr., letter, 1888 January 8.
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Furness, Horace Howard, letters, 1886-1887, circa 1902.
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Furness, Horace Howard, and William Henry Furness, bound volume of letters addressed to Horace Howard Furness' sons, Horace Howard (1865-1930) and William Henry (1866-1920), 1884-1886.
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Hensel, William Uhler, letters (includes a letter of donation dated 1982), 1911, 1982.
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Johnson, Robert Underwood, letter, circa 1905.
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Lamberton, J. P. , letter, 1888 January 13.
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Lindsay, Mr., letter, 1886 March 24.
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Lippe, Adolph, letter and note of appraisal, 1885, 1986.
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Lowell, James Russell, letter, 1889 July 29.
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McClellan, Katherine Elizabeth, letter and note indicating that the letter was found laid into a copy of Margaret Crosby Munn's Will Shakespeare of Stratford and London (New York, 1910), 1911, undated.
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Mead, Leon, letter, undated.
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Nichols, Dr. , letter and note of appraisal, 1886, undated.
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Norris, Joseph Parker, letter, possibly 1879 April 29.
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Pallis, Alexander, letter, 1911 April 24.
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Partington, Mr. , letter, undated.
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Rawlins, Mr. , letter (the addressee is a collaborator or employee of the publishing house J. B. Lippincott), 1899 December 11.
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Russell, Edward Richard Russell, letters (including a letter of appraisal dated 1990), 1890, 1900, 1990.
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Rutledge, Archibald, letter, 1911 February 28.
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Sartain, John, letters, 1864-1894.
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Schelling, Felix Emmanuel, letters, 1888-1909.