Enoch Terry Carson Shakespeariana Collection
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.
- Carson, Enoch Terry, 1822-1899 (Person)
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
1.42 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
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.
Archives and Rare Books Library
- Guide to the Enoch Terry Carson Shakespeariana Collection
- Edited Full Draft
- Finding aid prepared by Kathleen Forste
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English