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FURNIVALL, Frederick James (1825-1910)

Papers

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FURNIVALL: 1 Personal papers, 1841-1926: Papers relating to friends, family, early education and personal matters



FURNIVALL: 1/1 Papers relating to Furnivall's family and the family home of Great Fosters House, Egham, 1865-1926


FURNIVALL: 1/1

1865-1926

Papers and correspondence relating to Furnivall's family, his inheritance and the family home, Great Fosters House, Egham, including: three printed copies of Furnivall's father George Frederick Furnivall's will and codicil, 1865; letter to Furnivall from his brother Charles concerning mortgage arrangements on Great Fosters House, 15 Nov 1865; printed acrostic paying tribute to the cycling achievements of Furnivall's son Percival, 1886; letter to Furnivall from his cousin Joseph Furnivall regarding the genealogy of the Sandbach branch of the Furnivall family, 20 Dec 1904; undated notes by Furnivall relating to genealogy, taken from William Dugdale's Antiquities of Warwickshire; letter regarding the 100th birthday of Furnivall's sister Selina, 8 Apr 1926. 14 items


FURNIVALL: 1/2 Correspondence from friends and fellow academics, 1865-1910


FURNIVALL: 1/2/1

1865 Nov

Letters to Furnivall from William Woodham Webb, regarding a Mr Price who has been declared bankrupt but appears to still be in possession of an article belonging to Furnivall. 3 items


FURNIVALL: 1/2/2

1865 Dec

Correspondence between Furnivall and Anthony Panizzi, principal librarian at the British Museum, regarding Furnivall's criticism of the apparently lengthy cataloguing procedure in the Museum's library. 2 items


FURNIVALL: 1/2/3

1865, 1885

Letters to Furnivall from Sir Frederic Madden, assistant librarian, British Museum and William Ralston Shedden Ralston, offering to write testimonials on Furnivall's behalf. 2 items


FURNIVALL: 1/2/4

1884-1904

Letters and postcards from Furnivall to Walter Brindley Slater on subjects including their mutual health, Thomas James Wise, the poet Robert Browning, recent literary publications, the Hammersmith Sculling Club, the New English Dictionary and Furnivall's intention to be cremated after death. 37 items


FURNIVALL: 1/2/5

1882-1888

Letters to Furnivall from: Arthur Joseph Munby, regarding the public reception of Munby's work Dorothy, 15 Apr 1882; John Churton Collins, complaining about the Edinburgh publisher John Murray, 31 Dec [1886]; Joseph Hirst Lupton, describing an edition of John Milton's Paradise Lost, 24 May 1887; Henry Morley, apologising for an article which seemed to criticise Furnivall, 21 Feb 1888. 4 items


FURNIVALL: 1/2/6

1889 Jun

Letters to Furnivall from Richard William Church, Dean of St Paul's Cathedral, regarding Church's recently deceased son Frederick John Church. 2 items


FURNIVALL: 1/2/7

1865-1890

Letters to Furnivall from female friends including Margaret Lupton and Anna Kellner, mainly on the subject of his health. 5 items


FURNIVALL: 1/2/8

[1870-1880]

Letters to Furnivall from John Wesley Hales, on subjects including Alfred Lord Tennyson's interpretation of the legend of King Arthur, London geography and James Augustus Murray's forthcoming paper on the Scottish dialect. 3 items


FURNIVALL: 1/2/9

1903-1904

Letters to Furnivall from Richard Warwick Bond, regarding the mistakes in Bond's recent publication The Complete Works of John Lyly (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1902), Furnivall's election to the British Academy and Bond's job application to Newcastle University. 2 items


FURNIVALL: 1/2/10

1895-1910

Letters and postcard to Furnivall from George Edward Cockayne, on subjects including literature, genealogy, Shakespeare and Furnivall's declining health. 9 items


FURNIVALL: 1/2/11

1900 Mar-Sep

Letter and photocopy letter to Furnivall from Thomas Arnold regarding his childhood home of Laleham, Surrey and criticising the literary quality of his own book. 2 items


FURNIVALL: 1/2/12

1887-1910

Correspondence between Furnivall, fellow academics and friends notably including: Ewald Flügel, Lord Ronald Charles Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, James Greenstreet, Emil Hansknecht, Henry Arthur Jones, William Paton Ker, Arthur Francis Leach, George Edwin MacLean, Arthur Sampson Napier, D'Arcy Power, Walter William Skeat, George Edward Batement Saintsbury, Eduard Sievers, Howard Staunton, Hermann Suchier, and Thomas James Wise, mainly concerning arrangements to meet with Furnivall or seeking his opinion on literary matters. 22 items


FURNIVALL: 1/2/13

1886-1909

Letters and postcards to Furnivall from correspondents including Edward Arber, (Marion) Edith Holman Hunt [wife of painter William Holman Hunt], John Matthews Manley and Paget Jackson Toynbee regarding the exchange of gifts, mainly of books. 9 items plus enclosure.


FURNIVALL: 1/2/14

[1890]-1909

Letters and postcard to Furnivall from William Cory [William Johnson], John Lours and Percy Simpson offering critical opinions of other academics' work including John Churton Collins and William Blades. 3 items


FURNIVALL: 1/2/15

1894 May 7

Invitation to Furnivall from John James Baddeley, Chairman of the Library Committee of the Corporation of the City of London, to dine at the Cannon Street Hotel, 7 May 1894.


FURNIVALL: 1/2/16

1909-1910

Letter and postcards to Furnivall from Beatrice Harraden, on subjects including the production of Harraden's play The Outcast at the Scala Theatre, London, 1909, mutual acquaintances and Furnivall's terminal illness. 5 items


FURNIVALL: 1/2/17

1909-1910

Letters to Furnivall from Ernest Hartley Coleridge, Charles Prestwood Lucas, William Poel, George Edward Batement Saintsbury, John Alfred Spender and Joseph Wright, mainly reacting to the news of Furnivall's terminal illness. 6 items


FURNIVALL: 1/2/18

1885-[1910]

Greetings cards and letters to Furnivall, notably from Helen G Atkinson, Jean Jules Jusserand and Dollie Radford [Caroline Maitland]. 7 items


FURNIVALL: 1/3 Accounts, invoices and receipts, 1863-1908


FURNIVALL: 1/3/1

1863 Apr -1865 May

Small manuscript accounts book by Furnivall, listing household expenses, book purchases and costs associated with his literary publications, including payments to transcribers.


FURNIVALL: 1/3/2

1865-1908

Invoices, bills, receipts and notes relating to the purchase of clothes, furniture, books, insurance and rent. Includes a letter and receipt from the Cremation Society of England confirming Furnivall's payment to become a life member. 14 items


FURNIVALL: 1/4 Lectures and notes relating to Furnivall's studies at University College London 1841-1842


FURNIVALL: 1/4/1

1841 Oct 4-Nov 11

Manuscript notebook containing transcript by Furnivall of lectures on chemistry delivered by Professor Thomas Graham at University College London, 1841.


FURNIVALL: 1/4/2

1842 Mar 11-Apr 14

Manuscript notebook containing transcript by Furnivall of lectures on chemistry delivered by Professor Thomas Graham at University College London, 1842.


FURNIVALL: 1/4/3

1841 Oct 19 - 1842 Jan 21

Manuscript notebook containing transcript by Furnivall of lectures on the Greek language delivered by Professor Henry Malden at University College London, 1841-1842.


FURNIVALL: 1/4/4

1842 Jan 13- Apr 27

Manuscript notebook compiled by Furnivall of translations from the Greek of Homer's Odyssey and Sophocles' Antigone under Professor Henry Malden, University College London, 1842.


FURNIVALL: 1/5 Papers relating to Furnivall's studies at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, 1842-1845


FURNIVALL: 1/5/1

1842 Dec 11

Thoughts on the Importance of Special Prayer for the General Outpouring of the Holy Spirit by Rev James Haldane Stewart. (London: J Davies, nd).


FURNIVALL: 1/5/2

[1842-1845]

Printed copy of poem Cabul (Cambridge: J Hall, nd)


FURNIVALL: 1/5/3

[1842-1845]

Manuscript poem 'The Tower of London', by Michael Prendergast, Trinity Hall Cambridge.


FURNIVALL: 1/5/4

1843

Quartine in occasione della visita di sua real maesta la Regina Vittoria, con sua altezza reale il Principe Alberto, alla Universita di Cambridge. (Cambridge: Metcalfe & Palmer, 1843).


FURNIVALL: 1/5/5

[1843-1845]; [1870-1904]

Manuscript notes and diary on geology by Furnivall taken whilst on a study trip to North Wales. With undated letter from Isaac Roberts regarding the geology of Penrhyn, North Wales. 6 items


FURNIVALL: 1/5/6

1829 Sep 1

Map Ancient Greece Southern Part. Published under the Superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (London: Baldwin & Craddock, 1829). Note: map is damaged along its folds.


FURNIVALL: 1/5/7

[1842-1845]

Incomplete section of a notebook containing manuscript notes by Furnivall on arithmetical subjects.


FURNIVALL: 1/6 Memorials to 'Teena' Rochfort Smith, 1883


Memorials to 'Teena' [Mary Lilian] Rochfort Smith (1861-1883), Furnivall's mistress. Died when she accidentally set fire to herself, apparently whilst attempting to burn a letter from Furnivall's wife Eleanor. 


FURNIVALL: 1/6/1

1883

Teena Rochfort-Smith. A Memoir(1883), memorial volume anonymously prepared by Furnivall, paying tribute to his mistress 'Teena' Mary Lilian Rochfort Smith, who died when she accidentally set fire to herself, apparently whilst attempting to burn a letter from Furnivall's wife Eleanor.


FURNIVALL: 1/6/2

1883 Sep 19

Article 'In Memoriam' taken from the Cheltenham Examiner, 19 September 1883, paying tribute to Teena Rochfort-Smith and giving a short biographical sketch of her accomplishments.


FURNIVALL: 1/7 Photographs, 1876-[1910]


FURNIVALL: 1/7/1

1876 Oct 3

Half length, three quarter faced Autotype portrait of Furnivall aged 51, 3 October 1876. 5 copies.


FURNIVALL: 1/7/2

1901 Feb 6

Half length photogravure portrait of Furnivall aged 76, 6 Feb 1901, engraved from the original by Elliott & Fry by Walker & Cockerell. 3 copies


FURNIVALL: 1/7/3

[1910]

Four half length photographic studies of Furnivall aged around 85, signed by C [Charles] W Carey. 4 items


FURNIVALL: 1/7/4

1895-[1901]

Incomplete album containing photographs of Mr and Mrs Michael Henry Dziewicki, nd; the actress Maggie Bradley as Olivia in Twelfth Night, May 1899; Professor Axel Erdmann, 1895; Frederick Startridge Ellis, nd.


FURNIVALL 2: Papers relating to the Philological Society and the New English Dictionary (later the Oxford English Dictionary), 1858-1909


The Philological Society was formed in 1842 by Anglo-Saxon scholar Edwin Guest to investigate historical philology, etymology and the philology of other languages.


FURNIVALL: 2/1 Papers relating to the Philological Society, 1858-1889


FURNIVALL: 2/1/1

1858-1862

Advertisements publicising the opportunity for non members of the Philological Society to purchase volumes of the 'Proceedings of the Philological Society'. 2 items


FURNIVALL: 2/1/2

1865

Receipts relating to the donation of books to the Philological Society from the Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC, USA and Académie Royal des Sciences, Amsterdam, Netherlands. 2 items


FURNIVALL: 2/1/3

1865-1909

Letters, postcard and notes to Furnivall mainly on the philological and etymological analysis of texts from correspondents including Joseph Thomas Fowler, Henry Huck Gibbs and Walter William Skeat. 7 items plus enclosures.


FURNIVALL: 2/1/4

1882

Incomplete copy of the 'Proceedings of the Philological Society, 1882,' including reports of meetings and the treasurer's accounts for 1881.


FURNIVALL: 2/1/5

1883

'Monthly abstract of the proceedings of the Philological Society, 3 Nov 1882 to 19 Jan 1883,' includes a report by James Augustus Henry Murray on the current progress of the New English Dictionary, with names of contributors and the letters covered.


FURNIVALL: 2/1/6

1889

Card advertising the forthcoming meetings of the Philological Society, held at University College London, 1 Nov 1889 to 5 Dec 1890, including names of speakers, topics of the papers presented and names of the elected officers of the society.


FURNIVALL: 2/2 New English Dictionary, later Oxford English Dictionary, 1859-1909.


FURNIVALL: 2/2/1

1859

Proposal for the Publication of a New English Dictionary by the Philological Society. (London: Trubner & Co, 1859). Outline of the plan for the research and publication of the new dictionary, including detailed rules of the method, structure and format of submissions.


FURNIVALL: 2/2/2

1861

An Alphabetical List of English Words Occurring in the Literature of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries; and Forming a Basis of Comparison for the Use of Contributors to the New Dictionary of the Philological Society. Part I - A-D. (London: Emily Faithfull & Co, 1861). Publication listing the words beginning with the letters A to D for which definitions have been received. Originally owned by Herbert Coleridge first official editor of the dictionary. Extensively annotated with manuscript tables of additional words, mostly by Furnivall.


FURNIVALL: 2/2/3

1862

An Alphabetical List of English Words Occurring in the Literature of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries; and Forming a Basis of Comparison for the Use of Contributors to the New Dictionary of the Philological Society. Part III - M-Z. (Hertford: Stephen Austin, 1862). Publication listing the words beginning with the letters M to Z for which definitions have been received. Includes report by Furnivall detailing the action and proposed timescale of publishing a Concise Dictionary to act as a basis of comparison for the work already done and calling for more sub-editors to help with the preparation.


FURNIVALL: 2/2/4

[c.1864-1876]

Printed circular from Furnivall requesting a photographic image from all contributors for a collection of portraits of all those who have helped compile the New English Dictionary.


FURNIVALL: 2/2/5

1865

The Philological Society's New English Dictionary. Vocabulary of Words Beginning With the Letters U and V. Compiled by the Rev T Sheppard. (Hertford: Stephen Austin, 1865). Publication requesting contributors to submit examples of word usage for the letters U and V. Includes report by Furnivall on the progress of the dictionary and a request for sub editors to take on the organisation of contributions for particular letters.


FURNIVALL: 2/2/6

1865 -1870

Letters to Furnivall from contributors to the New English Dictionary, including Henry Hucks Gibbs, Louisa Scott and Arthur Dixon, mainly concerning the sources used for word definitions. 7 items


FURNIVALL: 2/2/7

1865 -1896

Letters to Furnivall from Walter William Skeat, Robert Rogers and Edward Arber, relating to problems in the organisation of the New English Dictionary including an account of the serious debts incurred by 1896. 3 items


FURNIVALL: 2/2/8

1869 Jul 21

Paper by Samuel Steman Haldeman 'American Dictionaries' from the Southern Review, Baltimore, July 1869, reviewing A Dictionary of the English Language by Joseph E Worcester (1860, 1868) and An American Dictionary of the English Language by Noah Webster (1864, 1869). Includes loose copy of Haldeman's paper 'Etymology as a means of education' from the Pennsylvania School Journal, Oct 1868.


FURNIVALL: 2/2/9

1900

'In Honorem F.J.F. (AD 1900)' by Walter William Skeat, poem based on Chaucer's A Clerk's Tale, paying tribute to Furnivall's contribution to the dictionary, produced to mark Furnivall's 75th birthday. 4 copies


FURNIVALL: 2/2/10

1908 Dec-1909 Sep

Letters to Furnivall from James Augustus Henry Murray, editor of the Oxford English Dictionary and co-editors William Alexander Craigie and Henry Bradley, principally concerning the continuing difficulties in the production of the dictionary. Includes an undated note to Furnivall from an unidentified author requesting that his dictionary be forwarded to Murray. 5 items


FURNIVALL: 2/3 Other material relating to philology, [1860]-1885


FURNIVALL: 2/3

1885 Mar 17

Paper by James W Wright, 'Anglo-Saxon Glosses to Boethius' from the American Journal of Philology, Vol V, (1885). Attached is advertisement for Wright's courses in Anglo Saxon grammar to be run at John Hopkins University, 1885.


FURNIVALL: 3 Working Men's College, education and social reform, 1854-1912


The Working Men's College was founded in 1854 by social reformers John Frederick Denison Maurice, John Malcolm Ludlow, Charles Kingsley, Frederick Furnivall and others to promote regular and organised education amongst working class men (women's classes began in 1856). The classes were not intended to be a series of miscellaneous lectures as taught at the Mechanics Institutes, but structured courses comparable to those run by larger established universities such as University College London and King's College London. The college is still extant, and is now situated in Crowndale Road, North London.


FURNIVALL: 3/1 Publications and papers relating to the Working Men's College, 1854-1912


FURNIVALL: 3/1/1

1854

On the Nature of Gothic Architecture and Herein of the True Functions of the Workman in Art by John Ruskin, 1854. Text taken from the sixth chapter of the second volume of Stones of Venice by Ruskin (London: Smith, Elder, 1851-1853). Proceeds of the sales of the pamphlet were to be given to the Working Men's College.


FURNIVALL: 3/1/2

1865

'Regimental orders of the 19th Middlesex Rifle Volunteers for Dec 1865 and Jan 1866.' Printed circular giving the dates and times of forthcoming drills and inspections, and balance sheet of accounts from Jan 1863 to Apr 1865.


FURNIVALL: 3/1/3

1891

Paper by Furnivall, 'Early History of the Working Men's College', originally published in the Working Men's College Magazine, 1860, relating the history of the first six years of the College. 4 copies


FURNIVALL: 3/1/4

1891 Jul

The Working Men's College Journal, volume 1, no. 18, July 1891. Includes: the final part of the article, 'Early History of the Working Men's College' by Furnivall; a report of the meeting of the Carlyle Society, 1 June 1891; an account of the meeting of the Gilchrist Trustees and the London Society for the Extension of University Teaching, 18 June 1891; sporting results. 2 copies


FURNIVALL: 3/1/5

1893 Oct

Article 'Two Sundays Out' from The Working Men's College Journal, Oct 1893, giving an account of a day trip by the Field Club of the Working Men's College to Hampton-on-Thames where they went sculling with Furnivall. 3pp


FURNIVALL: 3/1/6

1901 Nov

The Working Men's College Journal, volume 7, no. 111, Nov 1901. Includes: summary of the first lecture in the series 'Introduction to the Study of English law' by Professor Albert Venn Dicey, Principal of the College; list of students' academic achievements, 1901; report of the Principal and Teachers' Meeting, 27 September 1901; sporting results; account of lecture 'Society and Industry 300 Years Ago' by George Macauley Trevelyan, 12 Oct 1901.


FURNIVALL: 3/1/7

1901 Dec

The Working Men's College Journal, volume 7, no. 112, Dec 1901. Includes: summary of the second lecture in the series 'Introduction to the Study of English law' by Professor Albert Venn Dicey, Principal of the College; sporting results; description of the lecture 'A Pioneer of History - the Venerable Bede' by A W Kirkaldy, Wadham College, Oxford, 26 October 1901.


FURNIVALL: 3/1/8

1912 Jul 12

Printed circular from the Committee of the Furnivall Memorial Fund, Working Men's College, Crowndale Road, listing subscribers and the balance sheet to date for the fund set up in memory of Furnivall.


FURNIVALL: 3/2 Papers and notes relating to lectures given at the Working Men's College, [1854]-1876


FURNIVALL: 3/2/1

[1854]

Manuscript lecture notes by two unknown hands, 'Naval adventure in the reign of Elizabeth' by Rev John Llewellyn Davies. Annotated by Furnivall.


FURNIVALL: 3/2/2

[1854-1860]

Letter to Furnivall from John Malcolm Forbes Ludlow suggesting possible changes to Furnivall's grammar class given to students at the Working Men's College.


FURNIVALL: 3/2/3

1858 Mar 8

Brief notes for a lecture on James Russell Lowell's The Biglow Papers, given by Furnivall at the Working Men's College, 8 March 1858.


FURNIVALL: 3/2/4

[1854-1860]

Undated brief notes by Furnivall for an eight part lecture series on English literature.


FURNIVALL: 3/2/5

[1872]

Manuscript notebook containing notes on the lecture 'The English legislation affecting the working classes" by Thomas Randle Bennett, taken by unknown hand and notes by Furnivall of abstracts and codicils of wills, illustrating acts of legal conveyance.


FURNIVALL: 3/2/6

1874 Jan 10

Manuscript transcript of John Wesley Hales' lecture, 'The succession of Shakspere's plays', given at the Working Men's College, 10 Jan 1874. [see 8/5/1]


FURNIVALL: 3/2/7

[1854]-1876

Manuscript notebook compiled by Furnivall on Anglo Saxon, Latin, French, Celtic and Greek prefixes and suffixes, relating to his grammar classes at the Working Men's College. Also notes in relation to John Wesley Hales' lectures on English literature at Bedford College, London, Oct 1876. Includes printed circulars advertising Hales' lectures. 3 items


FURNIVALL:

See also 8/5/1,3


FURNIVALL: 3/3 Papers relating to education, 1866-1890


FURNIVALL: 3/3/1

1866

The Curriculum of Modern Education and the Respective Claims of Classics and Science to be Represented in it Considered by Joseph Payne (London: Virtue, Brothers & Co, 1866).


FURNIVALL: 3/3/2

1867-1907

Education in Early England by Furnivall (Early English Text Society Ordinary Series 32, 1867), heavily annotated by Furnivall with additional notes, newspaper cuttings and letters on educational subjects.


FURNIVALL: 3/3/3

1875-1876

Printed circulars and pamphlet relating to the English literature lecture series organised by the Cambridge University Extension Scheme.


FURNIVALL: 3/3/4

1891 Apr-May

Printed circular advertising a course of six lectures to be delivered by Miss Beatrice Potter [Martha Beatrice Webb], 'The Co-operative movement in Great Britain' to take place in the Essex Hall, Strand, London, beginning 14 Apr 1891.


FURNIVALL: 3/3/5

[1880-1910]

Scott's The Lady of the Lake by William James Rolfe. Rolfe's Student Series of Standard English Poems for Schools and Colleges. (Boston: Ticknor and Company, nd).


FURNIVALL: 3/3/6

1890

Press cutting taken from the Pall Mall Gazette, 28 Jul 1890, reporting Dr Leon Kellner's attempt to organise a pen friend scheme between English and German schools.


FURNIVALL: 3/4 Papers relating to social reform, 1842-1857


FURNIVALL: 3/4/1

1842

Letter to the Council of the Anti-Corn-Law League by Thomas Gisborne. (London: James Ridgeway, 1842).


FURNIVALL: 3/4/2

[1852]

Paper by Furnivall, 'Association a necessary part of Christianity' describing the aims of the Society for Promoting Working Men's Associations and listing co-operative associations and stores in current operation.


FURNIVALL: 3/4/3

1857 Jan 22

Press cutting from the Morning Advertiser, 22 Jan 1857, reporting a meeting (which was to be chaired by Furnivall), held by the Coalwhippers of the Port of London complaining about their working conditions.


FURNIVALL: 4 Early English Text Society and early literature, 1864-[1910]


Founded by Furnivall in 1864, the aim of the Early English Text Society was to bring attention to previously unprinted early literature through its publication scheme and to provide source material for the Philological Society's New English Dictionary (later the Oxford English a Dictionary)


FURNIVALL: 4/1 Correspondence relating to the Early English Text Society, 1864-1909


FURNIVALL: 4/1/1

1864 Dec-1893 Mar

Letters to Furnivall regarding the production and sales of Early English Text Society publications, from correspondents including Richard Clay & Sons Ltd, Joseph Meadows Cowper, Walter George Boswell Stone and George Frederic Warner. 8 items plus enclosure.


FURNIVALL: 4/1/2

1865-1909

Letters, postcards, notes and transcripts relating to the subject and content of manuscripts for possible future publication, notably from Edmund Brock, Henry Octavius Coxe, Samuel Rawson Gardiner, Gordon Hall Gerould, Henry Hucks Gibbs, William Carew Hazlitt, Carl Horstmann, Jean Jules Jusserand, Joseph Rawson Lumby, Frederic David Matthew, Arthur Sampson Napier, George Parker, George Gresley Perry, Richard Sims, Henry Paine Stokes, James R Thursfield and William Aldis Wright. 45 items plus enclosures


FURNIVALL: 4/1/3

1865-1866

Letters to Furnivall from John Romilly, Master of the Rolls, and William John Thoms, secretary to the Camden Society, regarding the publication of early English texts by other organisations. 2 items


FURNIVALL: 4/1/4

1866 Oct-1869 Jun

Letters to Furnivall from Henry Benjamin Wheatley, secretary to the Early English Text Society, and Joseph Rawson Lumby, regarding the running of the Society, including problems securing enough published volumes to supply the winners of the Early English Text Society prizes and controversy surrounding the issue of the 'Extra Series' publications. 3 items


FURNIVALL: 4/1/5

1865-1867

Letters to Furnivall from William Henry Bliss and Sir Edward Strachey, regarding Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur. Also letter from Furnivall to the librarian of the British Museum enquiring about manuscripts containing Arthurian legends. 4 items


FURNIVALL: 4/1/6

1866 Jan

Letters to Furnivall from Walter William Skeat relating to editorial matters concerning Early English Text Society publications, notably Skeat's research for his edition of William Langland's Piers Plowman (published as The vision of William concerning Piers Plowman; together with Vita de Dowel, Dobet, et Dobest, secundum Wit et Resoun. (London: Early English Text Society Original Series 28, 38, 54, 67, 81, 1867-77)). 10 items


FURNIVALL: 4/1/7

1866-1885

Letters to Furnivall from (James) Shirley Hibberd and William Bell Scott, enquiring about the content and availability of forthcoming Early English Text Society publications. 2 items


FURNIVALL: 4/1/8

1866-1893

Letters to Furnivall notably from Henry Wyndham, 2nd Baron Leconfield, Professor Dr Albrecht Wagner and Eugene Oswald, thanking Furnivall for the gift of publications issued by the Early English Text Society. 4 items


FURNIVALL: 4/1/9

1887 Mar 18

Circular printed letter from Matthew T Culley calling for subscriptions to fund the reissue of older Early English Text Society publications to mark Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. 5 copies


FURNIVALL: 4/1/10

1909

Letters to Furnivall from John George Robertson, regarding obtaining copies of an article by Raymond Wilson Chambers from Cambridge University Press for Early English Text Society members. 2 items


FURNIVALL: 4/2 Reports and publicity material of the Early English Text Society, [1865]-1910


FURNIVALL: 4/2/1

[1865]

Incomplete leaflets publicising the intentions of the Early English Society, listing its publications for 1864-1865 and current subscribers. 2 items


FURNIVALL: 4/2/2

1866 Jan

'Second Annual Report of the Committee, January 1866' of the Early English Text Society, including a report of the institution of an Early English Text Society examination prize to be held amongst students from universities and colleges. 4 copies


FURNIVALL: 4/2/3

1867 Jan

'Third Annual Report of the Committee, January 1867' of the Early English Text Society, including a report on the success of Society in attracting new members and the continuing popularity of its publications.


FURNIVALL: 4/2/4

1868 Jan

'Report of the Committee, January 1868' of the Early English Text Society, including a report on the increase in membership and a review of the previous year's publications. 2 copies


FURNIVALL: 4/2/5

1869 Jan

'Fifth Annual Report of the Committee, January 1869' of the Early English Text Society, including a report on the continuing success of the Society in awakening interest in Early English. 2 copies


FURNIVALL: 4/2/6

1871 Feb

'Seventh Annual Report of the Committee, February 1871' of the Early English Text Society, including a report on the lack of growth of the Society ascribed to the Franco-Prussian War of 1870, tables and lists of all the manuscript copies of 'Anglo Saxon Homilies' located in universities and libraries. 2 copies


FURNIVALL: 4/2/7

1887 Mar 11

'Early English Text Society Statement for 1887 and 1888,' 11 Mar 1887. Statement written by Furnivall and issued to the members of the Early English Text Society with The Prose Lives of Women Saints by Dr Carl Horstmann (1886) detailing the forthcoming publications in the original, extra and reprint series. 5 copies


FURNIVALL: 4/2/8

1880

Manuscript draft by Furnivall of the 'Twelfth Annual Report of the Committee, 1880' of the Early English Text Society, consisting principally of suggestions for future publications. 7pp


FURNIVALL: 4/2/9

[1888]

Pages three and four of 'Annual Report of the Committee, 1887' of the Early English Text Society. 2 copies.


FURNIVALL: 4/2/10

1888-1889

Incomplete 'Annual Report of the Committee, 1888-1889' of the Early English Text Society.


FURNIVALL: 4/2/11

1895

Incomplete 'Annual Report of the Committee, 1895' of the Early English Text Society, previewing publications in preparation and listing the Original and Extra Series publications already issued by the Society [pages are uncut].


FURNIVALL: 4/2/12

1910

Incomplete 'Annual Report of the Committee, 1910' of the Early English Text Society.


FURNIVALL: 4/3 Publications and proofs of the Early English Text Society, 1865-1892


FURNIVALL: 4/3/1

1865-1888

Proofs of Early English Text Society publications including: Generydes: a romance in seven-line stanzas; John Awdeley's The Fraternitye of Vacabondes; Humphrey Gilbert's Queene Elizabethes Achademy; Francis Thynne's Emblemes and epigrammes; The Boke of Duke Huon of Burdeux; The Early South-English Legendary, or, Lives of Saints; The Romance of Guy of Warwick; The Life of Saint Werburge of Chester; The romance of Sir Beues of Hamtoun; Thomas Vicary's The Anatomie of the Bodie of Man. 21 items


FURNIVALL: 4/3/2

1872; 1892 Jul 31

A Treatise on the Astrolabe; Addressed to his Son Lowys by Geoffrey Chaucer. A.D. 1391 edited by Walter William Skeat. (London: Early English Text Society Extra Series 16, 1872), with letter to Furnivall from Skeat concerning the astrolabe at Salisbury Cathedral, 31 Jul 1892.


FURNIVALL: 4/4 Manuscript transcripts and notes, 1866-[1910]


FURNIVALL: 4/4

1866-[1910]

Transcriptions and notes from manuscripts and publications by Furnivall, Edmund Brock, Walter William Skeat, David Laing and others including: The Rewle of the Moon from Sloane MS 635 and Harleian MS 3725; alliterative poem by Humfrey Newton; John Page's poem The Siege of Rouen from Egerton MS 1995; Metrical Romances and Moralizations, held at the Advocate Library, Edinburgh; first two chapters of Henrik Rantzau's De Valetudine Conseruanda or The Preservation of Health, or a Dyet for the Healthfull Mann (London: August Matthews for Thomas Dewe, 1624); William Langland's Piers Plowman from Lincolns Inn MS 150; Thomas Hoccleve's poem Lerne to Dye from Harley MS 172; The Confession of a Syren from Sloan MS 542; Chapter 77 of John Bourchier's Froissart's Chronicle (London: Richard Pinson, 1525). Includes library request slips from the British Museum for manuscripts ordered by Furnivall [note: Humfrey Newton transcript is oversize]


FURNIVALL: 4/5 Other material relating to the study of Early English texts, 1848-1907


FURNIVALL: 4/5/1

1848

Some Account of the Vernon Manuscript, a Volume of Early English Poetry Preserved in the Bodleian Library by James Orchard Halliwell Phillips (London: John Russell Smith, 1848), with annotations by Furnivall, noting alternate manuscripts references and works which have been copied for the Early English Text Society.


FURNIVALL: 4/5/2

1867 Nov 12

Review from the Gentleman's Magazine, no. 23, new series Nov 1867, relating to the publications of the Early English Text Society.


FURNIVALL: 4/5/3

1874 Oct 14

On the Language of the Proverbs of Alfred by Ernestus Gropp (Halis Saxonum, 1874).


FURNIVALL: 4/5/4

1886

Über Richard Ros' mittelenglische Übersetzung des Gedichtes von Alain Chartier "La belle dame sans mercy" by Hermann Gröhler (Breslau: Lindner, 1886). [in German]


FURNIVALL: 4/5/5

1887 Aug 20

Canticum de Creatione, edited by Dr Carl Horstmann with an introduction by Julius Zupitza. [in German]


FURNIVALL: 4/5/6

[1890-1900]

Article by Alfred Anscombe regarding the 9th century Anglo Saxon poem 'Widsith', taken from an unknown publication.


FURNIVALL: 4/5/7

1900 Apr 23

The Lays of Graelent and Lanval and the Story of Wayland by William Henry Schofield (Baltimore: Modern Language Association of America, 1900).


FURNIVALL: 4/5/8

1907 Aug 6

Proof copy of A Wonder Book of Old Romance by Frederick Joseph Harvey Darton, London, 1907. Includes manuscript draft introduction written by Furnivall.


FURNIVALL: 5 Papers relating to Chaucer and the Chaucer Society, 1868-1909


Founded by Furnivall in 1868, the Chaucer Society's aim was to publish the unprinted manuscripts of Geoffrey Chaucer's works for scholars to demonstrate how they varied from the well known printed versions. The Society dissolved in 1912


FURNIVALL: 5/1 Correspondence relating to the Chaucer Society, 1868-1909


FURNIVALL: 5/1/1

1868

Printed circular issued by Furnivall advertising the newly formed Chaucer Society, detailing the reasons behind its formation, its aims, forthcoming publications and a list of current subscribers.


FURNIVALL: 5/1/2

1866-1870

Correspondence and papers relating to Henry Bradshaw, mainly letters to Furnivall in relation to the editing and publication of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales by the Chaucer Society. 9 items


FURNIVALL: 5/1/3

1868-1869

Letters to Furnivall from John Earle and Alexander John Ellis, regarding the philology of Chaucer texts, in particular Ellis' theory of the influence of regional pronunciation on word forms found in different manuscripts. 5 items


FURNIVALL: 5/1/4

1869 Nov-Dec

Correspondence relating to the loan of a manuscript of Chaucer's Man of Laws from the National Library, Sweden, to the British Museum for Furnivall's use, including letters to Furnivall from: George Stephens; Edward A Bond, Keeper of Manuscripts, British Museum; Henry Leigh Douglas Ward, Department of Manuscripts, British Museum. In English and Swedish. 6 items


FURNIVALL: 5/1/5

1869 Jan-1906 Jul

Letters and papers relating to past research on Chaucer, including a letter and newspaper article by Joseph Meadows Cowper claiming to have found the location for the area 'Up-and-down' as mentioned in Chaucer's Manciple's Prologue. 5 items


FURNIVALL: 5/1/6

1869-1909

Letters to Furnivall from Carleton Fairchild Brown, Frances James Child, George Lyman Kittredge, John Koch and William Aldis Wright regarding editorial matters for Chaucer Society publications. 6 items


FURNIVALL: 5/1/7

1891-[1898]

Postcard from Furnivall to Walter William Skeat, and letters from Rev Hugh Reginald Haweis and John L Loars, relating to Chaucer publications, including Haweis' request that Furnivall write a tribute commending the merits of his late wife the writer, illustrator and Chaucer translator Mary Eliza Haweis [née Joy]. 3 items


FURNIVALL: 5/2 Notes, proofs and publications relating to the Chaucer Society, 1869-1886


FURNIVALL: 5/2/1

1869 Mar

'Chaucer Society First Report, Mar 1869,' written by Furnivall, detailing the successes in the first year of the society, the publications issued and list of current members.


FURNIVALL: 5/2/2

1869 Aug 9-21

Incomplete proofs of Chaucer's Prologue and Miller's Tale, the Reeves Tale and The Spurious Tale of Gamelyn [published as The Miller's, Reeve's and Cook's Tales, with an Appendix of the Spurious Tale of Gamelyn, in 6 parallel texts. (Chaucer Society First Series XIV, 1870)]. Annotated with corrections by Furnivall.


FURNIVALL: 5/2/3

1870-1880

Manuscript transcript and notes comparing William Caxton's and William Thynne's editions of Chaucer's Double Sorow of Troylus to Telle Kyng Pryamus Sone of Troye.


FURNIVALL: 5/2/4

1871 Mar 10

Proofs of Nicholas Trivet's The Life of Constance (the source of Chaucer's Man of Law's Tale), translated by Edmund Brock (Chaucer Society, 1872), with corrections by Paul Meyer. In French and English.


FURNIVALL: 5/2/5

1874

Paper by Furnivall 'Recent Work at Chaucer,' 1874, in which the history of the publication of Chaucer's works is outlined, particularly in relation to the efforts of the Chaucer Society.


FURNIVALL: 5/2/6

1871-1873

Manuscript notebook comprising notes, references and loose notes by Furnivall describing the dates, location, titles and contents of manuscripts relating to Chaucer.


FURNIVALL: 5/2/7

1886

Printed list of Chaucer publications issued by the Chaucer Society from 1868 to 1887.


FURNIVALL: 5/2/8

[1869-1900]

Undated manuscript notes by Furnivall and George Parker relating to Chaucer, including list of contents of Bodley MS 638.


FURNIVALL: 5/3 Other material relating to Chaucer, [1889]-1909


FURNIVALL: 5/3/1

[1889-1900]

Papers by Frank Jewett Mather 'On the asserted meeting of Chaucer and Petrarch' and 'An inedited document concerning Chaucer's first Italian journey.' 2 items


FURNIVALL: 5/3/2

1909 Sep

Letter and postcard to Furnivall from John George Robertson and G C Macauley regarding a paper by John Livingston Lowes which Furnivall has recommended be published in the Modern Language Review. 2 items


FURNIVALL: 6 Ballads & the Ballad Society, 1867-[1900]


Furnivall founded the Ballad Society in 1868 after the successful publication of Bishop Percy's Folio Manuscript (London: N. Trübner & Co, 1867-1868) with the intention of publishing ballads from the major collections in Britain including the Pepys, Roxburgh and Bagford Collections. The last Ballad Society publication was issued in 1899


FURNIVALL: 6/1 Papers relating to the publication of Bishop Percy's Folio Manuscript, 1867-1868


FURNIVALL: 6/1/1

1867-1868

Letters and notes relating to subscribers wishing to purchase copies of Bishop Percy's Folio Manuscript. Edited by John Wesley Hales, Frederick James Furnivall, Francis James Child, William Chappell (London: N Tru¨bner & Co, 1867-68), from correspondents including: William Stott Banks; William Alexander Barrett; William Lewery Blackley; John Sherren Brewer; John Bruce; Arthur Chamberlain; William Chappell; Robert Davies; Edward Dowden; Alexander Dyce; Rev John Earle; James Orchard Halliwell Phillipps; Thomas Jones, librarian of Chetham's Library, Manchester; David Laing, librarian to the Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet; Thomas Latimer; Joseph Rawson Lumby; John Pentland Mahaffy; Richard Monckton Milnes, first Baron Houghton; Frederic Ouvry; Rev James Raine; Thomas Frederick Simmons; Edward John Stanley, second Baron Stanley of Alderley; Samuel Alfred Steinthal; William Tite; Robert Spence Watson; Thomas Watts, librarian at the British Museum; Henry Benjamin Wheatley; Hensleigh Wedgwood; William Aldis Wright. 135 items


FURNIVALL: 6/1/2

1868

Printed circular issued by Furnivall, requesting subscribers for Bishop Percy's Folio Manuscript to state whether they wish to receive the additional volume Loose & Humorous Songs as Furnivall has been threatened with legal action from another subscriber due to their supposed immoral nature.


FURNIVALL: 6/1/3

[1867-1868]

Manuscript notes by Furnivall, recording the names and addresses of subscribers for the ten, five, two and one guinea copies of Bishop Percy's Folio Manuscript.


FURNIVALL: 6/1/4

1868 Jan 7

Manuscript stock account of copies of Bishop Percy's Folio Manuscript held by Messrs Spottiswood & Company and Trubner & Company as estimated on 7 Jan 1868.


FURNIVALL: 6/1/5

1867

Manuscript transcript of Ashmole MS 48 plus notes and incomplete proofs of ballads relating to Bishop Percy's Folio Manuscript. 6 items [note: proofs are oversize]


FURNIVALL: 6/2 Correspondence relating to ballads and the Ballad Society, 1868-1870


FURNIVALL: 6/2/1

1868

Printed circular membership form for the Ballad Society, issued by Furnivall, explaining the previous problems encountered with the perceived moral content of Bishop Percy's Manuscript, and a resulting requirement that the subscriber will undertake not to indict Furnivall or his friends.


FURNIVALL: 6/2/2

1868-1909

Letters and postcard to Furnivall from William Chappell, Alexander Dyce, John Roberts and Hermann Stuchier, regarding the location and subject of various ballads, particularly in relation to the Pepys and Roxburghe collections. 14 items


FURNIVALL: 6/2/3

1871, 1890

Letter from Paul Meyer explaining his reluctance to transcribe a Guillaume de Deguileville manuscript for Furnivall and Henry Hucks Gibbs, 5 Sep 1890. Pasted into copy of Meyer's Les Derniers Troubadours de la Provence. Paris: Librairie A. Frank, 1871.


FURNIVALL: 6/3 Publications, printers proofs, transcripts and notes, 1875-[1900]


FURNIVALL: 6/3/1

1875 Apr

Review of the Ballad Society and its aims, with facsimiles of two woodcuts from the Roxburgh Ballads, taken from Reliquary vol XV, April 1875.


FURNIVALL: 6/3/2

[1869]-1880

Incomplete proofs of Roxburgh Ballads, edited by William Chappell (Hertford: Taylor & Co, 1869-1899) and Amanda Group of Bagford Poems, edited by Joseph Woodfall Ebsworth (Hertford: Stephen Austin and Sons, 1880).


FURNIVALL: 6/3/3

[1869-1899]

Two incomplete letters to and from artist William Harcourt Hooper, and 13 proofs of wood engravings, possibly by Hooper, illustrating ballads including The Roxburghe Ballads, edited by William Chappell (Hertford: Printed for the Ballad society by Taylor & Co, 1869-1899). 15 items


FURNIVALL: 6/3/4

[1835-1900]

'The Beachman's Tale,' printed ballad telling the story of Brock, a beachman from Great Yarmouth, who miraculously survived seven hours in the sea, 6 Oct 1835.


FURNIVALL: 6/3/5

[1870-1900]

Manuscript notes and transcriptions of ballads, including 'The Procession to St Paul's' recounting Henry VI's 'Loveday', 25 Mar 1456. 10 items


FURNIVALL: 6/3/6

1896 Aug 29

Article by Furnivall on the fifteenth century ballad 'Huff a Galawnt', MSS Rawlinson Poet 34, taken from The Academy, 29 Aug 1896.


FURNIVALL: 7 Lydgate and Occleve Society, 1872


Aimed at publishing the works of the early English poets John Lydgate and Thomas Hoccleve, the projected society was never formed, due to insufficient interest from potential subscribers


FURNIVALL: 7/1 Papers relating to the Lydgate and Occleve Society, 1872


FURNIVALL: 7/1/1

1872 Feb-Apr

Correspondence and notes between Furnivall, Ernest Adams and Lucy Toulmin Smith, regarding the formation of a Lydgate and Occleve Society, notably an agreement from Smith to become the society's editor. 4 items


FURNIVALL: 7/1/2

1872 Apr-Jun

Correspondence from or to John Leigh, mainly in relation to obtaining subscribers for the Lydgate and Occleve Society. 7 items


FURNIVALL: 7/1/3

1872 Mar-Dec

Letters and postcards to Furnivall and J P Wimperis, honorary secretary of the proposed Lydgate and Occleve Society, from subscribers wishing to become members, notably including: Rev Henry Octavius Coxe; William Cavendish, seventh duke of Devonshire; Andrea Crestadoro, Chief Librarian of the Manchester Free Library; Edward Dowden; Joseph Knight; Henry Sweet; Joseph Payne; Robert White; Robert Spence Watson; Adolphus William Ward; Joseph Whitaker; Robert White. 25 items


FURNIVALL: 7/1/4

[1872]

Manuscript note by Furnivall listing the names and addresses of the first set of potential subscribers to the proposed Lydgate and Occleve Society.


FURNIVALL: 7/2 Notes and transcriptions relating to Thomas Hoccleve and John Lydgate, [1872]


FURNIVALL: 7/2/1

[1872]

Manuscript notes by Furnivall listing the title and location of the works of the poet Thomas Hoccleve, in manuscript sources held by the Bodleian, British Museum and other academic libraries. Reverse of one page is a description and transcription by unknown hand of Thomas Hoccleve's Governance of Princes from MS Rawl Poet 10, Bodleian Library.


FURNIVALL: 7/2/2

[1872]

Manuscript notes by Furnivall listing the titles of works by the poet John Lydgate and the philosopher and theologian John Wyclif held in Lambeth Palace Library.


FURNIVALL: 8 Papers relating to the New Shakspere Society and Elizabethan literature, 1873-1909


Founded by Furnivall in 1873, the aims of the New Shakspere Society were to establish the chronology of William Shakespeare's plays, to promote the study of Shakespeare and to publish texts which illustrated his work and era. The Society was disbanded in 1892 after a sharp drop in membership due to an acrimonious and public dispute between Furnivall, Algernon Swinburne and James Orchard Halliwell Phillips


FURNIVALL: 8/1 Correspondence relating to Shakespeare and the New Shakspere Society, 1873-1909


FURNIVALL: 8/1/1

1873-1896

Correspondence with Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone, regarding the possible chairmanship of the New Shakspere Society and the exchange of gifts of books. 3 items


FURNIVALL: 8/1/2

1874, 1895

Letter and postcard to Furnivall from Arthur Francis Leach and Clement Mansfield Ingleby regarding a forged picture of Shakespeare and accusations of plagiarism against John Payne Collier. 2 items


FURNIVALL: 8/1/3

1876-1898

Letters to Furnivall from correspondents including Sidney Herbert, fourteenth Earl of Pembroke and eleventh Earl of Montgomery, George H Smith, secretary to the Duke of Bedford [Francis Charles Hastings Russell, ninth duke of Bedford] and Thomas Tyke, regarding the historical research of Shakespeare, in particular possible connections with Mary Fitton, Francis Beaumont and William Herbert, third Earl of Pembroke. 4 items


FURNIVALL: 8/1/4

1877-1891

Letters and postcard to Furnivall from St Clair Welbore Baddley, Peter Augustin Daniel, Francis Albert Marshall and Brinsley Nicholson, mainly concerning literary criticism of Shakespeare's plays including Macbeth, the Merry Wives of Windsor, Measure for Measure, Julius Caesar, Troilus and Cressida and Henry VI. 12 items


FURNIVALL: 8/1/5

1877-1909

Letters to Furnivall from Horace Howard Furness, Mrs Leo Grindon, Morton Luce, William James Rolfe, Mary Augusta Scott, and Charlotte Carmichael Stopes relating to their publications and writings on Shakespearean literature. Includes note to Furnivall from H Gaze & Sons, Tourist and Excursion Directors, returning money from a trip made by William James Rolfe. 7 items


FURNIVALL: 8/1/6

1879-1895

Letters and memoranda to Furnivall from Duncan Campbell Dallas, Edward Dowden, James A Manson and Charles Praetorius, regarding the production of the publications issued by the New Shakspere Society. 4 items


FURNIVALL: 8/1/7

1884-1887

Letters and papers to Furnivall from Percy Zillwood Round regarding corrections to the text of publications issued by the Shakspere Society principally Some 300 Fresh Allusions to Shakspere from 1594 to 1694 AD (London: Trubner & Co, 1886). Includes letter from Peter Augustin Daniel praising Round's editorial skills. 3 items plus enclosures


FURNIVALL: 8/1/8

1889-1891

Letters to Furnivall from Anne Emily Newdigate Newdegate, wife of Lt Gen Edward Newdigate Newdegate, Governor of Bermuda, regarding the theory that Mary Fitton, maid of honour to Queen Elizabeth I and ancestor of Newdegate was Shakespeare's 'Dark Lady'. 9 items


FURNIVALL: 8/2 Papers and proceedings of the New Shakspere Society, 1874-1886


FURNIVALL: 8/2/1

1874

Paper by Furnivall 'Mr Halliwell's hint on the date of Coriolanus, and possibly other Roman plays,' read before the New Shakspere Society, 26 Jun 1874.


FURNIVALL: 8/2/2

1874

Succession of Shakspere's works and the use of metrical tests in settling it, &c, by Furnivall (London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1874). Annotated by Furnivall with corrections and additions to the text.


FURNIVALL: 8/2/3

1874

Published papers relating to Rev Frederick Gard Fleay, notably Fleay's metrical methods in determining the chronology of Shakespeare's plays. Includes papers 'On the Authorship of Timon of Athens' and 'On the Authorship of the Taming of the Shrew'.


FURNIVALL: 8/2/4

1878-1879

Papers by Furnivall 'On Puck's "Swifter than the moon's sphere" and Shakspere's Astronomy' and 'On Chester's Love's Martyr: Essex is not the turtle-dove of Shakspere's Phoenix and Turtle', read before the New Shakspere Society, 14 Nov 1879.


FURNIVALL: 8/2/5

1885

Paper by Robert Boyle 'Henry VIII. An investigation into the origin and authorship of the play,' read before the New Shakspere Society, 16 Jan 1885.


FURNIVALL: 8/2/6

1885

Proof of paper by James Greenstreet 'Documents relating to the players at the Red Bull, Clerkenwell, and the Cockpit in Drury Lane, in the time of James I,' read before the New Shakspere Society, 10 Apr 1885.


FURNIVALL: 8/2/7

1886

'New Shakespere Society Monthly Abstract of Proceedings,' Feb-Jun 1886.


FURNIVALL: 8/3 Publications issued by the New Shakspere Society and others, 1864-[1892]


FURNIVALL: 8/3/1

1874-1886

Incomplete proofs of publications issued by the New Shakspere Society, including: The Life of King Henry the Eight; 'Chronological list of the Allusions to Shakspere 1592-1692' [published in Some 300 Fresh Allusions to Shakspere from 1594 to 1694 AD edited by Furnivall (London: Trubner & Co, 1886).]; Henrie the Fourth (Part one); maps of Bankside, Southwark 1746-1751, from Furnivall's [Harrison's] Description of in Shakspere's youth: being the second and third books of his Description of Britaine and England (London: Published for the New Shakspere Society by Trubner, 1877-78). Also brief manuscript note by Furnivall listing text extracts and possible illustrations for inclusion in the latter volume. 8 items


FURNIVALL: 8/3/2

1864

Shakespeare's Pericles Prince of Tyre (London: L Booth, 1864), facsimile reprint of 1664 edition. [note: extremely brittle]


FURNIVALL: 8/3/3

1877-1879

Incomplete proof of Phillip Stubbes's Anatomy of the Abuses in England in Shakspere's Youth, AD1583. Part I edited by Furnivall (London: N Trübner & Co, 1877-1879). Includes 3 artists proofs of wood engravings probably by William Hooper.


FURNIVALL: 8/3/4

1885

Photolithographic facsimile of 1608 edition Shakespeare's King Lear (London: Charles Praetorius, 1885)


FURNIVALL: 8/3/5

1886

Photolithographic facsimiles of 1608 edition of Shakespeare's The Chronicle history of Henry the fift, with his battell fought at Agin Court in France. (London: Charles Praetorius, 1886). 2 items


FURNIVALL: 8/3/6

1886

Incomplete photolithographic facsimile of Shakespeare's The Third Part of Henry the Sixt (London: Charles Praetorius, 1886).


FURNIVALL: 8/3/7

[1874-1892]

Incomplete pages from unidentified publications, including facsimile title pages of 1595 edition of Shakespeare's The True Tragedie of Richarde Duke of Yorke, and the death of good King Henrie the Sixt. 3 items


FURNIVALL: 8/4 Papers relating to Algernon Swinburne, 1876-1881


FURNIVALL: 8/4/1

1876 Jan 3

Article by Furnivall 'Mr Swinburne and Mr Spedding: Shakspere's "Henry VIII"', from the Academy, 8 Jan 1876, defending the attribution of most of Henry VIII to John Fletcher, against Algernon Swinburne's criticisms.


FURNIVALL: 8/4/2

1876 Jan 16

Article by Furnivall 'Mr Swinburne and Mr Spedding- Shakspere's Henry VIII', from the Academy, 29 Jan 1876, expanding his argument attributing most of Henry VIII to John Fletcher, against Algernon Swinburne's criticisms, 4pp


FURNIVALL: 8/4/3

1881 Feb 8

Second issue of the article 'The "Co" of Pigsbrook & Co' by Furnivall, explaining the reasons behind his acrimonious dispute with Algernon Swinburne and James Orchard Halliwell Phillipps. 8pp


FURNIVALL: 8/4/4

1881 Apr 25

Circular letter 'To the Trinity and other withdrawers from the New Shakspere Society,' issued by Furnivall in response to his acrimonious dispute with Algernon Swinburne.


FURNIVALL: 8/5 Notes and correspondence relating to Elizabethan literature and Shakespeare, 1874-1876


FURNIVALL: 8/5/1

1874

Manuscript notebook containing notes, newspaper cuttings and letters from Peter Augustin Daniel, W W Woolcombe and John William Gibbs, relating to the chronology of Shakespeare's works. Includes notes taken by Furnivall of a lecture on Shakespeare given by Professor John Wesley Hales at the Working Men's College, 16 January 1874. [see 3/2/6]


FURNIVALL: 8/5/2

1874 -1875

Manuscript notebook containing notes mainly by Furnivall on Elizabethan literature, including some for a lecture series given by Furnivall on 'Elizabethan literature to the death of James I, (AD1625)' at Bedford College, London, February-April 1875.


FURNIVALL: 8/5/3

1874 -1876, 1885

Manuscript notebook containing lecture notes and newspaper cuttings, including notes taken by Furnivall of George MacDonald's six lectures on Shakespeare, 19 May to 14 June 1874, and Professor John Wesley Hales' lecture on Shakespeare's King Lear given by at the Working Men's College, 18 March 1876. Also, George MacDonald's The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. (London: Longman's, Green and Co, 1885).


FURNIVALL: 8/5/4

1874-1876

Manuscript notebook containing notes and newspaper cuttings, mainly concerning the chronology of Chaucer and Shakespeare, including: newspaper cuttings describing the lectures on Chaucer and Shakespeare given by Furnivall at Trinity College, Dublin, 1-8 May 1875; notes and printed syllabus of a course of two lectures on Chaucer delivered by Furnivall at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, Piccadilly, 13-20 May, 1876.


FURNIVALL: 8/5/5

1875

Manuscript notebook containing notes and cuttings relating to Shakespeare's plays Henry V & VI, Edward III, Hamlet and A Winter's Tale, including notes by Furnivall of Professor William Spalding's lecture on 'Edward III' published in the Edinburgh Review, July 1840.


FURNIVALL: 8/5/6

1875-1876

Letts Diary containing notes by unknown hand and Furnivall on the literary criticism of Shakespeare's Macbeth by J. Peirce [sic], Bedford College, London and the poem Venus and Adonis by Richard Simpson.


FURNIVALL: 8/5/7

[1874-1886]

Brief manuscript notes by Furnivall and others concerning Shakespeare plays and Elizabethan subjects, including an undated letter to Furnivall from M A Galloway regarding a set of regular lectures on an unnamed subject. Annotated by Furnivall on reverse, listing eight Shakespeare plays arranged into four possible lecture themes. 4 items


FURNIVALL: 8/6 Other material relating to Shakespeare, 1881-[1904]


FURNIVALL: 8/6/1

1881-1909

Cuttings relating to Shakespearean subjects and the publications of the New Shakspere Society. 10 items


FURNIVALL: 8/6/2

[1886-1900]

List of bookseller's catalogues making reference to contemporary sales of Shakespeare's works between 1660-1691.


FURNIVALL: 8/6/3

1900 Jan-Feb

Testimonials praising Furnivall on the occasion of his 75th birthday, Jan 1900, with honorary doctorate issued by the German Shakespeare Society awarding Furnivall an honorary doctorate from Berlin University, 4 Feb 1900. 3 items, in German. [Note: oversize]


FURNIVALL: 8/6/4

[1904]

Examination paper based on Shakespeare's The Tempest from unnamed college.


FURNIVALL: 9 Papers relating to the Browning Society and Robert Browning, 1881-1967


Formed in 1881 by Furnivall and Emily Hickey (with the reluctant consent of the poet), the aim of the Browning Society was to promote the works of Robert Browning through publications and staging performances of his plays. Membership fell sharply after the poet's death in 1889 and the Society formally ceased to operate in 1891. However it still met informally in member's houses at least until 1893


FURNIVALL: 9/1 General correspondence relating to Robert Browning and the Browning Society, 1874-1908


FURNIVALL: 9/1/1

1874, 1888

Letters to Furnivall from Robert Browning, inviting Furnivall to lunch and describing the poet's recent trip to Venice. 2 items


FURNIVALL: 9/1/2

1885-1888

Letters to Furnivall and James Dykes Campbell, Honorary Secretary of the Browning Society, from Alma Forman [the actress Alma Murray] concerning the one-off theatre productions of Robert Browning's 'Colombe's Birthday' [19 Nov 1885] and 'A Blot in the 'Scutcheon' [15 Mar 1888], organised by the Browning Society. 6 items


FURNIVALL: 9/1/3

1882-1903

Letters and postcard to Furnivall from Dr Edward Berdoe, James Dykes Campbell, John Churton Collins, Edward Dowden, Peter Taylor Forsyth, Karl Luick, Bruno Paulin Gaston Paris, Benjamin Sagar and John Westland Marston relating to the literary criticism of the poet Robert Browning's work, notably the poems 'O Lyric Love' and 'Pippa Passes.' 7 items


FURNIVALL: 9/1/4

1885-1894

Letters and memoranda to Furnivall and James Dykes Campbell, Honorary Secretary of the Browning Society, from Richard Clay and Sons Ltd, printers, Alfred Forman, Walter Brindley Slater, Arthur William Symons and Thomas James Wise, regarding the production and distribution of Browning Society publications. 6 items


FURNIVALL: 9/1/5

1887, 1888

Letters between Furnivall, Walter Brindley Slater and William Rossetti concerning the chairmanship of the Browning Society. 2 items


FURNIVALL: 9/1/6

[1881-1892]

Letters to Furnivall from Matthew Arnold and the actress Madge Kendal refusing offers to lecture or perform for the Browning Society. 2 items


FURNIVALL: 9/1/7

1886-1908

Letters and postcard to Furnivall from Mary E Burt, Annie E Elborough, Frederic William Farrar, Dean of Westminster Abbey, Arthur Hughes and William Blake Odgers on subjects including the ticketing arrangements for Browning's funeral at Westminster Abbey and the closure of the Browning Societies in Liverpool and Manchester. 5 items


FURNIVALL: 9/2 Papers relating to the Outram v Furnivall Lawsuit, 1886-1967


Leonard Outram had agreed to star and direct the stage production of Browning's 'Strafford', [performed Dec 1886] but enraged Furnivall by sending out a circular, seemingly using Furnivall's name, requesting contributions from Browning Society members. Furnivall publicly accused Outram, both in the press and in letters to friends, of misrepresenting himself for financial gain. Outram sued for libel, 2 Feb 1888, where he was awarded £100 damages and his legal costs 


FURNIVALL: 9/2/1

1886 Oct

Postcards to Furnivall and Walter Brindley Slater from Leonard Outram, actor, regarding the arrangements for the Browning Society's forthcoming production of Robert Browning's Strafford. 4 items


FURNIVALL: 9/2/2

1886-1888

Circular letters from Furnivall and Walter Brindley Slater relating to Leonard Outram, including a printed circular issued by Furnivall, Oct 23 1886, in which the actor was accused of misrepresentation for personal financial gain. 3 items


FURNIVALL: 9/2/3

1886-1888

Letter to Furnivall from G Gardner Leader, solicitor to Leonard Outram, warning of court proceedings; postcard from Furnivall to Walter Brindley Slater, Honorary Secretary and Treasurer to the Browning Society, giving details of the forthcoming libel case. 2 items


FURNIVALL: 9/2/4

1888 Feb 3

Letters mainly to Furnivall from Peter Augustus Daniel, Edward Carter Kersey Gonner, Paul Quick Karkeek, William Poel, Robert Alfred Potts and William Michael Rossetti, sympathising with Furnivall after the loss of his lawsuit against Leonard Outram. 6 items


FURNIVALL: 9/2/5

1888 Feb 3-8

Correspondence between Furnivall, James Dykes Campbell and Walter Brindley Slater relating to the organisation of a circular to raise funds for Furnivall's legal costs incurred by the loss of his lawsuit against Leonard Outram. 5 items


FURNIVALL: 9/2/6

1888 Feb

Letters and postcards mainly to Walter Brindley Slater, Honorary Secretary and Treasurer to the Browning Society, relating to the subscriptions to cover Furnivall's legal costs, incurred as the result of the loss of the lawsuit against Leonard Outram. Subscribers include Furnivall's sister Mary Davenport, Frederick Startridge Ellis, Alma Foreman [the actress Alma Murray], Samuel Rawson Gardiner, (Marion) Edith Holman Hunt on behalf of her husband, the painter William Holman Hunt and Henry Sweet. 23 items


FURNIVALL: 9/2/7

1888 Feb

Manuscript accounts note by Furnivall recording the names of major subscribers and the amounts pledged to be used to pay back loans from Frederick Startridge Ellis, Furnivall's sister Mary Davenport and his bank, incurred as a result of the loss of his lawsuit against Leonard Outram.


FURNIVALL: 9/2/8

1967 Feb

Issue of the Bulletin of the New York Public Library, Feb 1967, containing the article 'Outram vs Furnivall: Dissension within the Browning Society' by William S Peterson, recounting the context and outcome of the lawsuit.


FURNIVALL: 9/3 Minutes, proceedings and papers published by the Browning Society, 1884-1892


FURNIVALL: 9/3/1

1884

Paper by Furnivall, 'How the Browning Society came into being, with some words on the characteristics of Browning's early and late work', reprinted, 1884, from the Browning Society's 'Abstract of Furnivall's Speeches at the Inaugural Meeting of the Society, 28 Oct 1881.' 5 copies


FURNIVALL: 9/3/2

1885 June

Paper by B L Mosely, 'Miss Alma Murray's Constance in Robert Browning's "In a Balcony"' read before the Browning Society, 27 Feb 1885. Originally published in The Theatre, May 1885.


FURNIVALL: 9/3/3

1886/87

Paper by Dr John Todhunter, 'Strafford at the Strand Theatre' read before the Browning Society, 28 January 1887, favourably reviewing the Browning Society's production of Robert Browning's play, Strand Theatre, London, 21 Dec 1886. Also reviews printed in the Daily News, heavily criticising the production. 3 items


FURNIVALL: 9/3/4

1887

Paper by Furnivall, 'A Grammatical analysis of "O Lyric Love"' read before the Browning Society, 25 Feb 1887. 2 copies


FURNIVALL: 9/3/5

1888

'Monthly Abstract of Proceedings of the Browning Society, seventh session, 1887-1888.' Includes minutes of the seventh meeting, 25 May 1888.


FURNIVALL: 9/3/6

1889

Essay by Prof William John Alexander, 'An analysis of Sordello' taken from his Introduction to the Poetry of Robert Browning (Boston: Ginn & Co, 1889).


FURNIVALL: 9/3/7

1890

List of Browning Society publications, 1881-1886, and index to papers presented to the society, 1889-1890.


FURNIVALL: 9/3/8

1890

'Monthly Abstract of Proceedings of the Browning Society, ninth session, 1889-90.' Including minutes of the seventy-second meeting, 28 Feb 1890 and minutes of the seventy-third meeting, 28 Mar 1890.


FURNIVALL: 9/3/9

1892 Jan 30

Galley proofs of 'Browning 'Notes and Queries', detailing recent news on Robert Browning and his works, for publication in 'Proceedings of the Browning Society.' 4 items


FURNIVALL: 9/4 Programmes and brochures for performances organised by the Browning Society, 1884-1890


FURNIVALL: 9/4/1

1884 Jun 27

Programme for the third annual evening of entertainment organised by the Browning Society, held at University College, Gower Street, London, 27 Jun 1884.


FURNIVALL: 9/4/2

1884 Nov 25

Printed brochure seeking subscriptions of a guinea from members of the Browning Society for forthcoming performances of Browning's 'A Blot in the 'Scutcheon' and Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors (organised for the New Shakspere Society) planned for April and May 1885.


FURNIVALL: 9/4/3

1884 Nov 28

Programme for the fourth annual Browning Society evening of entertainment held at the Princes' Hall, Piccadilly, London, 28 Nov 1884.


FURNIVALL: 9/4/4

1885 Nov 19

Programme for performance of Robert Browning's 'Colombe's Birthday,' the fifth annual Browning Society evening of entertainment, held at St George's Hall, Langham Place, London, 19 Nov 1885. Cast list includes Alma Murray and Leonard Outram. 2 copies


FURNIVALL: 9/4/5

1886 Mar 30

Programme for the second annual soiree of the Bradford Browning Society, held at the Girls' Grammar School, Bradford, 30 Mar 1886.


FURNIVALL: 9/4/6

1886 Dec 21

Programme for performance of Robert Browning's 'Strafford: a tragedy,' organised by the Browning Society, held at the Strand Theatre, 21 Dec 1886. 2 copies. Also invitation to the reception after the performance, held at Spiers and Pond's Duval Restaurant, Strand, London.


FURNIVALL: 9/4/7

1888 Mar 15

Programme for performance of Robert Browning's 'The Blot in the 'Scutcheon' by Robert Browning, held at the Olympic Theatre, London, 15 Mar 1888. 2 copies


FURNIVALL: 9/4/8

1889 Oct 25

Programme for a reading of Robert Browning's 'Luria', organised by the Browning Society, held at the Botany Theatre, University College, Gower Street, London, 25 Oct 1889. The programme includes an extract from Arthur Symon's An Introduction to the study of Browning. (London: Cassell & Company, 1886), and a list of senior members of the Society. 3 copies


FURNIVALL: 9/4/9

1890 Oct 31

Programme for evening of entertainment organised by the Browning Society, held at the Botany Theatre, University College, Gower Street, London, 31 Oct 1890. Includes list of senior members of the society. 5 copies


FURNIVALL: 9/5 Press cuttings relating to Robert Browning and the Browning Society, 1886-1893


FURNIVALL: 9/5

1886-1893

Newspaper cuttings of articles and reviews relating to Robert Browning and the Browning Society, including an account of the funeral of Robert Browning, Westminster Abbey, 31 Dec 1889, taken from The Birmingham Weekly Post, 4 Jan 1890. 8 items [note: cutting relating to Browning's funeral is oversize]


FURNIVALL: 9/6 Photographs, 1881


FURNIVALL: 9/6

1881

Half length, three quarter faced Woodburytype image of Robert Browning aged 69, taken in 1881. 19 copies


FURNIVALL: 9/7 Other material relating to Robert Browning, 1886-1897


FURNIVALL: 9/7/1

1886

Preface to Arthur Symons' An Introduction to the study of Browning. (London: Cassell & Company,1886), with dedications to Furnivall and James Dykes Campbell. 3 copies


FURNIVALL: 9/7/2

1888

Membership booklet for the Browning Society of the New Century Club of Philadelphia, USA, including the Society's constitution, list of members and timetable of events.


FURNIVALL: 9/7/3

[c.1889]

Incomplete manuscript notes by Furnivall regarding literary criticism of Robert Browning's work by Ernest Radford. 4pp


FURNIVALL: 9/7/4

1897 Dec 12

Programme for the Browning Commemoration, held on the eighth anniversary of Robert Browning's death at the Robert Browning Hall, York Street, London, 12 December 1897.


FURNIVALL: 9/7/5

[1880-1900]

Black & white steel engraving of the Pied Piper from Robert Browning's poem the 'Pied Piper of Hamelin.'


FURNIVALL: 10 Shelley Society, 1886-1892


Founded by Furnivall in 1886, the primary aim of the Shelley Society was to publish exact but inexpensive facsimiles of the works of Percy Bysshe Shelley. Alongside these facsimiles were to be reprinted notices and criticisms of the poet's works from lesser known or obscure published sources. The Society staged the first public performance of 'Cenci' in 1886 which attracted many subscribers, however by the next year membership began to dwindle. Increasingly in debt, the Shelley Society closed in 1892


FURNIVALL: 10/1 Correspondence and notes relating to the Shelley Society, 1886-1887.


FURNIVALL: 10/1/1

1886-1889

Printed material and letters to Furnivall relating to the Shelley Society and its publications, notably from Henry Shakespear Stephens Salt, William Michael Rossetti. 4 items


FURNIVALL: 10/1/2

1886 Jun 12

Letter to Furnivall from the actor Herman Vezin, expressing thanks for the gift of books and discussing his latest acting project. [Vezin played Count Francesco Cenci in the single performance of Shelley's 'Cenci' organised by the Shelley Society, held at the Grand Theatre, Islington, 7 May 1886.]


FURNIVALL: 10/1/3

1887

Manuscript note by Furnivall detailing the performers and works for a Shelley Song Evening, 11 May 1887.


FURNIVALL: 10/1/4

[1886-1892]

Part of manuscript note by William Cory [William Johnson] recalling boating in Shelley's day.


FURNIVALL: 10/2 Prospectus and reports of the Shelley Society, 1887-1889


FURNIVALL: 10/2/1

1887 Feb 10

Prospectus of the Shelley Society, including lists of proposed papers and publications, senior officers and its 402 members. 2 copies


FURNIVALL: 10/2/2

1888

'Second annual report of the Shelley Society, 1888,' including reference to: the difficulties in both attracting and retaining members; publications and papers; meetings and performances; list of senior officers; future publications and their financial implications.


FURNIVALL: 10/2/3

1889

'Special report and appeal of the Shelley Society, 1888-89' detailing the financial problems incurred from its publications due to the unexpected decrease in membership subscriptions. 2 copies


10/3 Ashley Library, 1887-1895.


FURNIVALL: 10/3/1

1895 Jan 22

'The Ashley Library. A list of books printed for private circulation,' catalogue by Thomas James Wise listing his privately printed publications.


FURNIVALL: 10/3/2

1887

'Shelley's Prometheus Unbound considered as a poem, part II' by William Michael Rossetti, privately printed by Thomas James Wise as part of the Ashley Library's 'Shellyana' series.


FURNIVALL: 10/3/3

1887

Proof of 'Shelley and Lord Beaconsfield' by Richard Garnet, privately printed by Thomas James Wise as part of the Ashley Library's 'Shellyana' series.


FURNIVALL: 10/3/4

1888

Paper by Henry Sweet 'Shelley's nature poetry', read before the Shelley Society, 9 May 1888.


FURNIVALL: 10/3/5

1889

'Hogg's "Life of Shelley"' by Henry Shakespear Stephens Salt, privately printed by Thomas James Wise as part of the Ashley Library's 'Shellyana' series.


FURNIVALL: 10/3/6

1889

'Shelley and the marriage question' by Dr John Todhunter, privately printed by Thomas James Wise as part of the Ashley Library's 'Shellyana' series.


FURNIVALL: 10/4 Other material relating to Percy Bysshe Shelley and the Shelley Society, 1886-1892


FURNIVALL: 10/4

1886-1892

Press cuttings of articles and reviews relating to Percy Bysshe Shelley and the Shelley Society, including: interview with Furnivall entitled 'The Shelley Centenary' taken from The Oracle, 16 Jan 1892, in which he describes the poet's acquaintance with his father, the surgeon George Frederick Furnivall; poem by William Kingsland 'Shelley: A Tribute'. 10 items


FURNIVALL: 11 Papers and correspondence relating to the Maurice Rowing Club and Hammersmith Girls Sculling Club (later the Furnivall Sculling Club), 1886-1907


The Working Men's College Rowing Club was founded in 1860 and relaunched in 1879 as the Maurice Rowing Club (in memory of Frederick Denison Maurice, the first principal of the Working Men's College). The club eventually folded in 1894 due to difficulties in achieving recognition from established rowing clubs. The Hammersmith Girls Sculling Club (later the Furnivall Sculling Club) was founded in 1896 by Furnivall to promote the sport of sculling amongst working class women and was the first all women rowing/sculling club.


FURNIVALL: 11/1 Correspondence relating to the running of the Maurice Rowing Club, 1886-1887


FURNIVALL: 11/1/1

1886-1887

Letters to Furnivall related to the running of the Maurice Rowing Club, including arrangements for committee meetings, purchases of boats, and forthcoming fixtures. 6 items


FURNIVALL: 11/1/2

1886-1887

Letters and papers regarding the organisation of fundraising for the Maurice Rowing Club, comprising: five copies of printed circular 'Appeal for £30 for a Fine Racing "Sculling-Eight"' issued by Furnivall, 8 Oct 1886; letters to Furnivall from J W Jenkins, honorary secretary of the Maurice Rowing Club, responding to the circular; two copies of the programme of the Maurice Rowing Club's Smoking Concert held at the Rutland Hotel, Hammersmith, 2 April 1887. 9 items


FURNIVALL: 11/1/3

1886

Letters relating to the introduction of sculling into the Maurice Rowing Club, including: printed circular 'Sculls or oars. Maurice Rowing Club. To the scullers, present and future, of the club' issued by Furnivall, 12 October 1886; letter to Furnivall from Walter Brindley Slater, silversmith, regarding the design and manufacture of sculling medals; five copies of printed circular 'TAG to my Letter on "Sculls or Oars"' issued by Furnivall, Nov 14 1886. 9 items


FURNIVALL: 11/2 Maurice Rowing Club Fundraising, 1885-1886


FURNIVALL: 11/2/1

1885-1886

Correspondence and notes relating to fundraising mainly in response to Furnivall's printed circular 'Appeal for £30 for a Fine Racing "Sculling-Eight"', 8 Oct 1886, calling for donations to raise funds to purchase a second racing sculling-eight boat for the Maurice Rowing Club, including letters to Furnivall from: George Bell; James Dykes Campbell; Richard Stephen Charnock; Frances James Child; Edith Coleridge; George Lillie Craik; (Henry) Austin Dobson; Alfred Domett; Charles Edward Flower; Danby Palmer Fry; Henry Hucks Gibbs; Shadworth Hollway Hodgson; William Harcourt Hooper; John Jules Jusserand; John Wickham Legg; Samuel Savage Lewis; John Malcolm Forbes Ludlow; Godfrey Lushington; Vernon Lushington; Robert Blachford Mansfield; Harry (Henry Currie) Marillier; Frederic David Matthews; Rev Joseph Bickersteth Mayor; Claude Joseph Montefiore; Arthur Joseph Munby; Arthur Sampson Napier; Thomas Laurence Kington Oliphant; Sir Philip Perring, fourth Baronet of Membland; George Frederick Samuel Robinson, Earl of Ripon; Walter Rye; Archibald Henry Sayce; Walter Dakin Selby; Walter William Skeat; Walter George Boswell Stone; Sir Edward Sullivan; Edward Thring; Alfred Wallis; Hensleigh Wedgwood; George Henry White; Thomas Woolner. 95 items


FURNIVALL: 11/2/2

1886

Manuscript notes by Furnivall relating to fundraising and the subsequent purchase and repair of boats, including: notes comparing subscribers and amounts received as a result of the circular appeal 'Appeal for £30 for a Fine Racing "Sculling-Eight"', 8 Oct 1886, against expenses, purchases and repairs; list of names of shareholders and 'number of shares' in a sculling eight boat based on percentage of financial contribution in the boat's purchase. 7 items


FURNIVALL: 11/3 Boat building and costs, 1886-1889


FURNIVALL: 11/3

1886-1889

Correspondence, bills of sale and notes relating to the purchase or modifications of boats and sculls for the Maurice Rowing Club. 23 items


FURNIVALL: 11/4 Papers relating to the discussion of the comparative merits of sculling versus rowing, 1886


FURNIVALL: 11/4

1886 Oct-Dec

Papers and correspondence in response to Furnivall's circular 'Sculls or oars. Maurice Rowing Club. To the scullers, present and future, of the club,' 12 October 1886, in which he stated his belief that sculling was superior as a sport to rowing, includes: letters to Furnivall from Edmund Warre, headmaster of Eton College and George Wirgman Hemming; newspaper cuttings from Oxford and Cambridge papers criticising Furnivall's opinions. 21 items


11/5 Hammersmith Girls Sculling Club (later renamed Furnivall Sculling Club c.1910), 1896-1907


FURNIVALL: 11/5/1

1896 May-1903 Dec

Letters and postcards from Furnivall to Walter Brindley Slater principally regarding the Hammersmith Girls Sculling Club, expressing thanks for Slater's continuing financial donations and describing various regattas and social events organised by the club. 7 items


FURNIVALL: 11/5/2

1907 July 20

Photographic postcards of Furnivall and the Hammersmith Girls Sculling Club taken by Charles W Carey, three of which depict a women's sculling-eight boat, with Furnivall acting as cox, on the Thames at Egham. One card is addressed to the photographer by Furnivall, thanking him for his efforts. 5 items


FURNIVALL: 11/6 Other material related to rowing and sculling, 1885-1895


FURNIVALL: 11/6

1888, 1895

Press cuttings related to rowing and sculling subjects, including report of the Regent Street Polytechnic Rowing Club's annual dinner, Town Hall Tavern, Kensington. 2 items [see also 12/2/2]


FURNIVALL: 12 Other Societies, obituaries and miscellaneous items, 1870-1949



FURNIVALL: 12/1 Leaflets, prospectuses and letters relating to other societies, 1870-1910


FURNIVALL: 12/1/1

1870 Dec 24

Prospectus of the newly formed Hunterian Club, founded to publish early English and Scottish literature from the Hunterian Library, Glasgow.


FURNIVALL: 12/1/2

1875-1876

Leaflets relating to lectures and meetings of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, including a printed syllabus advertising the course of two lectures on Chaucer given by Furnivall, beginning 13 May 1876. 4 items [see also 7/5/4]


FURNIVALL: 12/1/3

1886

Printed circular letters to Furnivall from the University College Society, University College London, comprising a request for a portrait for a forthcoming exhibition, a subscription form for copies of the University College Gazette and a society membership reminder. 3 items


FURNIVALL: 12/1/4

1908-1910

Letters and memoranda from William Archer, secretary of the Simplified Spelling Society regarding the organisation of the society, arrangements to meet and Furnivall's health. 4 items


FURNIVALL: 12/1/5

1910 Apr 10

Letter to Furnivall from Adolphus William Ward inviting Furnivall to become a member of the London Committee to promote the foundation of an endowed Chair of English Literature at the University of Cambridge.


FURNIVALL: 12/2 Obituaries and tributes to Furnivall, 1910-1949


FURNIVALL: 12/2/1

1910 Oct 1

Printed circular 'Frederick James Furnivall: a memorial volume' issued by Leonard A Magnus and John Munro, in which they request subscriptions to fund a memorial publication in Furnivall's honour. Proceeds from the book to be given to the Furnivall Sculling Club.


FURNIVALL: 12/2/2

1911

Frederick James Furnivall. A Volume of Personal Record (Henry Frowde & Oxford University Press: London, 1911). Memorial volume paying tribute to Furnivall and comprising a short biography written by John Munro with articles notably by Henry Bradley, Stopford Augustus Brooke, Sir James Augustus Henry Murray, William Poel, Walter William Skeat and Charlotte Carmichael Stopes. Includes printed list of subscribers and newspaper cuttings marking Furnivall's 85th birthday and obituaries.


FURNIVALL: 12/2/3

1924 Nov 22

Article reviewing Some Victorian Men by Harry Furniss (London: Bodley Head, 1924), a publication about some personalities and eccentric figures of the Victorian age, including Furnivall.


FURNIVALL: 12/2/4

1948 Nov 19

Manuscript notes by unknown author relating anecdotes illustrating Furnivall's combativeness and fortitude in regard to other scholars work on Shakespeare, methods of staging Shakespeare plays and his attitude towards his terminal illness.


FURNIVALL: 12/2/5

1948 Nov 3

Letter to Miss White from Charles Talbut Onions, senior editor of the Oxford English Dictionary recalling his memories of Furnivall.


FURNIVALL: 12/2/6

1949 Mar 2

Letter and notes to Miss White from John Munro briefly relating Furnivall's involvement in the organisation of the New English Dictionary.


FURNIVALL: 12/3 Miscellaneous items, 1760-[1970]


FURNIVALL: 12/3/1

1760

Genuine and Curious Memoirs of the Famous Captain Thurot by John Francis Durand. (London: J Burd & J Williams, 1760). Note: top of pages uncut.


FURNIVALL: 12/3/2

1832-[1900]

Maps and guidebook comprising: Pigot & Co's New Map of the Environs of London Extending 14 Miles round St Paul's in Every Direction, hand coloured map of London with the boundaries of counties and the extent of the delivery area for the three penny post marked, 1832; Stranger's Guide to London, guidebook describing the major sites of London and advice on methods of travel, 1880s; Collins penny coloured map of England and Wales by John Bartholomew FRGS. (London & Glasgow: William Collins, Sons & Company), [1880-1900]; Ancient Entrenchment in Howfield & Bigbury Woods, map showing a British oppidum [pre Roman town] near Hambledon. 4 items [note: Pigot & Co's New Map of the Environs of London is oversize]


FURNIVALL: 12/3/3

1865 Apr-1903 May

Newspaper cuttings on subjects including: Abraham Lincoln's assassination; the new and old Putney Bridges; decline of wheat growing in Britain; William Ewart Gladstone; review of the Complete Works of John Lyly by Richard Warwick Bond (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1903); large review article of John William Mackail's book Life of William Morris (Longmans & Co, 1899). 10 items [note: 2 items are oversize]


FURNIVALL: 12/3/4

[1865]

Fragments of two letters to Furnivall; envelope containing three scraps of coats of arms/ symbols torn from letter heads, one of which is annotated by James Dykes Campbell.


FURNIVALL: 12/3/5

1886

Prize draw ticket for 'J E Bennett's second annual draw for English cycles' for which the first prize was a Marriott & Cooper Humber Automatic Tandem; advertisement for the publication The Naturalistic School of Painting by Francis Bate. 2 items


FURNIVALL: 12/3/6

1870

The Doe Done to Death by the Dog: done into verse by the Doctor [John Samuel Bewley Monsell, vicar of Egham, Surrey] (London: Bell and Daldy, 1870).


FURNIVALL: 12/3/7

1890

Keely's Discoveries. Aerial Navigation (London: Harvey & Co, 1890)


FURNIVALL: 12/3/8

1909 Oct 16

Letter to Furnivall's son Percival Furnival, FRCS, from Théophile-Jules-Henri Marzials requesting to make his acquaintance.


FURNIVALL: 12/3/9

1866

Incomplete and damaged issue of Fortnightly Review, XXXI, 1866.


FURNIVALL: 12/3/10

[1920-1970]

Typewritten notes by unknown author consisting of extracts from letters written by Furnivall on topics including: the life-preserver worn by Furnivall when sculling; descriptions and explanations for the term 'Yorker'; a proposal for the introduction of a Fawcett scholarship at Newnham College, Cambridge.


FURNIVALL: 12/3/11

1876 Mar 23

Letter from Alexander Balloch Grosart sending Furnivall parts 1 to 18 of the Chertsey Worthies Library

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