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Pollard, Alfred William, 1859-1944 (librarian, bibliographer and scholar)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1859 - 1944

Biography

Alfred William Pollard (1859-1944), librarian, bibliographer and English scholar, was born at 1 Brompton Square, Kensington, London, on 14 August 1859. In 1877 he went with an open scholarship to St John's College, Oxford, where he achieved first classes in classical moderations (1879) and literae humaniores (1881). In 1883 Pollard entered the printed books department of the British Museum and became co-editor of The Library in January 1904. In 1909 he published Shakespeare Folios and Quartos: a Study in the Bibliography of Shakespeare's Plays, 1594-1685, which remains a milestone in Shakespearian criticism. Pollard became keeper of printed books in 1919 and retired in 1924. He died at Wimbledon Hospital on 8 March 1944.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds

Alfred William Pollard: Correspondence to Francis Jenkinson, A.G.W. Murray and A.J. Butler, 1896-1918

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/1111-1116
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.

Dates: 1896-1918
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Correspondence of Sydney Cockerell concerning the appointment of Bruce Rogers, 1917

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9823/A/1
Scope and Contents

Cockerell's correspondents are A. W. Waller, Emery Walker, A. W. Pollard, and J. B. Peace.

Dates: 1917
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Letter from A. W. Pollard to Bruce Rogers, 1919 (For the date see McKitterick, 235.)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9823/A/6
Scope and Contents

The letter, concerning Alexander Moring, is undated.

Dates: 1919 (For the date see McKitterick, 235.)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

of the British Museum, Hon. Secretary of The Bibliographical Society, to Prof. Silvanus Thompson, 4 Feb 1898

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8203/A/55
Scope and Contents From the File:

These were found mainly in envelopes bearing biographical information provided by Munby.

Dates: 4 Feb 1898
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).