Justin Winsor papers for Garrick and his contemporaries
Papers assembled by American librarian and historian Justin Winsor, for his definitive life of British actor David Garrick. The publication was never completed.
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
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There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
Extent2.5 linear feet (7 boxes)
Autograph manuscript draft text, research notes, cuttings, and bibliography for Winsor's book on the life of David Garrick titled: Garrick and his contemporaries. Winsor had the habit of taking notes on tiny slips of paper and most of the notes are on very small, unsorted slips.
Biographical / Historical
Justin Winsor (1831-1897) was a librarian and historian. He received an AB from Harvard College in 1853, was the Superintendent of the Boston Public Library from1868–1877, Librarian of Harvard College from 1877 until his death, and the first president of the American Library Association, 1876-1885. Winsor published numerous historical books and articles and planned this massive, exhaustive biography of actor David Garrick, but it never was published.
David Garrick (1717-1779) was a British actor, writer, theater manager, entrepreneur, and international celebrity. David Garrick revolutionized acting and the English stage in the eighteenth century and also was a pupil and friend of Dr Samuel Johnson.
Arranged into the following series:
- I. Manuscript volumes for Garrick and his contemporaries
- II. Other materials concerning Garrick and his contemporaries.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
No accession number. Bequest of Justin Winsor, AB 1853; received: 1899 March 31.
Recataloged from the following call-numbers:
- Thr 477.1.2*; formerly 17471.1.2.
- Thr 4188.8.131.52*.
- Thr 4184.108.40.206*; formerly Thr 405.2.6.
- Thr 4220.127.116.11*; formerly Thr 405.2.7 and 17471.1.7.
- Thr 418.104.22.168*; formerly Thr 405.2.8 and 17471.1.8.
- Thr 422.214.171.124*; formerly Thr 405.2.9 and 17471.1.9.
- Thr 4126.96.36.199*.
Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
- Winsor, Justin, 1831-1897. Justin Winsor papers for Garrick and his contemporaries, 1851-1867: Guide.
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