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Enoch Terry Carson Shakespeariana Collection

 Collection
Identifier: US-09-04

Scope and Content

This collection consists of illustrations from editions of Shakespeare's works, along with pamphlets, clippings, excerpts, criticism, almanacs, and various souvenirs on Shakespeare collected by Enoch T. Carson. A large portion of the collection concentrates on editions edited by Charles Knight.

Dates

  • 1749-1891

Creator

Language of Materials

The records are in English, German and French

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Biography of Enoch T. Carson

Enoch Terry Carson (1822-1899) was a prolific book collector, whose Shakesperiana collection was donated to the University of Cincinnati by William Proctor. A public servant who held both local and state offices, Carson was surveyor of the Port of Cincinnati under Lincoln. He was also a Mason, and became Grand Commander of the Knight Templar of Ohio in 1871. He served as Lieutenant Grand Commander of the Northern Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite, Thirty Third Degree. He died in February of 1899 in Cincinnati at age 77.

-Obituary of Enoch T. Carson. New York Times, February 24, 1899, http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9E06E4DE1F3AE533A25757C2A9649C94689ED7CF

Extent

1.42 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Abstract

This collection consists of illustrations from editions of Shakespeare's works, along with pamphlets, clippings, excerpts, criticism, almanacs, and various souvenirs on Shakespeare collected by Enoch T. Carson. A large portion of the collection concentrates on editions of Shakespeare edited by Charles Knight.

Statement of Arrangement

This collection is arranged into folders according to content.

Physical Location

Archives and Rare Books Library

Title
Guide to the Enoch Terry Carson Shakespeariana Collection
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Finding aid prepared by Kathleen Forste
Date
2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Rare Books Library Repository

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