Eggar Collection

The collection

253 books from the twentieth century relating to William Shakespeare, the Shakespearean authorship controversy and the attribution of Shakespeare’s plays to Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (1550-1604). These complement manuscript notes for a book Eggar did not write supporting the Oxford theory.


The collector

Pianist, composer and musical scholar Katharine Eggar (1874-1961), author of the pamphletsShakespeare in his True Colours (1951) and The Unified Shadow (1954).



Bequeathed by Katharine Eggar (1962)



Catalogued online 2013. For an overview of the library, do a mixed classmark search on [Eggar] or an author search on “Eggar, Katharine” as former owner.


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