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Collection Overview

Creator:
Bentley, Gerald Eades, 1901-1994
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Gerald Eades Bentley Papers
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/wd375w32d
Dates:
1927-1989 (mostly 1940-1970)
Size:
9 boxes
Storage Note:
ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1-9
Language:
English

Abstract

Shakespearean scholar Gerald Eades Bentley was a professor of English at Princeton University (1945-1970) and assistant librarian for Special Collections (1971-1973). His papers consists of notes, typescripts, and galleys for three published works, The Jacobean and Caroline Stage (1941-1968), The Profession of Dramatist in Shakespeare's Time, 1590-1642 (1971), and The Profession of Player in Shakespeare's Time, 1590-1642 (1984), as well as various speeches, articles, and correspondence about his works.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The collection consists of papers of Bentley. Included are notes, typescripts, and galleys for three published works, The Jacobean and Caroline Stage (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1941-1968), The Profession of Dramatist in Shakespeare's Time, 1590-1642 (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1971), and The Profession of Player in Shakespeare's Time, 1590-1642 (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1984), as well as various speeches, articles, and correspondence about his works. One file of correspondence concerns Bentley's edition of The Arte of Angling, 1577 (1958). Also present are a journal, 1927-1932, and correspondence with organizations, educational institutions, friends, and associates, such as, John Leeds Barrold, Roland Frye, the Princeton University Press, and Louis B. Wright.

Arrangement:

This is an unprocessed collection and remains in its original arrangement.

Collection Creator Biography:

Bentley, Gerald Eades, 1901-1994

Shakespearean scholar Bentley was a professor of English at Princeton University from 1945 to 1970 and assistant librarian for Special Collections from 1971 to 1973.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Gift of G.E. Bentley Jr.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information:

This is an unprocessed collection. The contents list provided is a preliminary inventory.

The collection inventory was created by Michael Heist in August 2007.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Gerald Eades Bentley Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/wd375w32d
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184