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Plays of William Shakespeare prints

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-106

Scope and Contents

This collection contains 36 engravings of scenes from Shakespearean plays printed on silk, originally published in Sir Thomas Hamner's The Works of Shakespeare in 1744.


  • Creation: 1744


Language of Materials

This collection contains materials in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright status of this collection has not been evaluated.

Biographical / Historical

Sir Thomas Hamner, editor of The Works of Shakespeare, in which the engravings were originally published, was born in 1677 and served as a members of the British parliament from 1701 to 1927. After his retirement, he edited his six volume work, illustrated with engravings by Hubert Francois Gravelot.


11.96 Linear Feet (7 Boxes)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on an unknown date by an Louise Griffiths.

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Collection Area Details

Part of the Manuscripts Collection Area

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Library
c/o Special Collections
600 Douglas Street
Chattanooga Tennessee 37403 United States