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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 773

Papers concerning Shakespeare's works


Emendations to Shakespearean passages by the Shakespearean scholar John Buttrick Noyes, and letters received by Henry N. Hudson from various correspondents concerning Shakespearean matters.


  • Creation: 1879-1906

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

These papers contain: (1) Emendations on corrupt passage in Shakespeare's plays by John Buttrick Noyes; and (2) Letters to Henry Norman Hudson on Shakespearean matters. Letters are tipped into a paginated notebook.

Biographical / Historical

John Buttrick Noyes (1838-1908) was a colonel in the 28th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. He was a graduate of Harvard College, A.B. 1868.

Henry Norman Hudson (1814-1886) was a Shakespearean scholar and literary critic from Vermont.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Item (1) gift of George R. Noyes, Norwich, Conn.; received: 1916 June 10.

Item (2) gift of R. H. Georges; received: 1916 July 9.

Papers concerning Shakespeare's works, 1879-1906: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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