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Records of the Edward Capell Society, 1971 - 1987

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/SOC.XXXVIII

Scope and Contents

The records comprise correspondence, including with speakers, accounts and annual programmes.


  • Creation: 1971 - 1987


Conditions Governing Access

From the Management Group:

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Biographical / Historical

This society for bibliophiles existed 1971-87. Edward Capell (1713-81) was a commentator on Shakespeare and noted bibliophile who presented the best of his collection to Trinity College Library.


1 bundle(s) (1 bundle in envelope) : paper

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

The records were presented to the University Archives by Mr David Hall, Deputy Librarian, onetime Secretary, on 18 August 2005.


The online catalogue entry was completed in January 2006.


Edward Capell Society

Finding aid date

2006-01-26 10:48:30+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Cambridge University Library
West Road
Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom