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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 390

Arthur Colby Sprague letters from various correspondents


Letters addressed to American Shakespearean scholar Arthur Colby Sprague from various critics and Shakespearean actors.


  • 1925-1976

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

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There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Consists of letters addressed to Sprague from various critics and Shakespearean actors. Correspondents include Robert Atkins, Nevill Coghill, Baliol Holloway, Godfrey Tearle, Alan Wilkie and Donald Wolfit, among others.

Biographical / Historical

Sprague was American Shakespearean scholar.


Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

No accession number. Gift of Arthur Colby Sprague; received: 1981 April 21.

Sprague, Arthur Colby, 1895-, recipient. Arthur Colby Sprague letters from various correspondents, 1925-1976: Guide.
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