literature and humanities

Date Description
23 October 2017
Monday 23 October 2017
7.30 pm


Stephen H Grant
The Folger Shakespeare LibraryWashington DC, and its founders Henry and Emily Folger
Historian & Senior Fellow, Association for Diplomatic Studies & Training, USA State Department
Henry and Emily Folgers were rich collectors of Shakespeareana in early 20th century America. Together they founded what is now the Folger Shakespeare Library, adjacent to the Library of Congress, to house their magnificent collection. Stephen Grant, author of a study of the Folgers, will set out their extra-ordinary story.