Metamorphosis of a Library: collecting Shakespeare at the University of London

The University of London Library opened in 1877 with no more than German and Welsh translations of Hamlet, the Cambridge edition of Shakespeare’s works from 1863-6, and a volume of Shakespeare within the Anderson poets. This talk, by Dr Karen Attar, traces how, from inauspicious beginnings, the University Library came to boast early Shakespeare holdings as a major strength.

Event details

  • 26 April 2016 18:30
  • Dr Karen Attar
  • Senate House Library
  • Senate House Library Event