Particulars of Shakspeare’s House at Stratford on Avon, for sale by auction…

DownloadDocument_Page_1On May 15, 1847, the satirical London magazine Punch published a letter from Thomas Phineas Barnum [not the real Phineas Taylor Barnum] concerning the upcoming sale of William Shakespeare’s house. Ultimately, “Lot 1, the house” was bought by the Chairmen of the London and Stratford Committee [Thomas Amyot, chairman, and Peter Cunningham, treasurer] for 3000 pounds. We recently found the catalogue of that sale, see below:

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George Henry Robins (1777-1847), Particulars of Shakspeare’s House, at Stratford on Avon, for Sale by Auction, by Mr. Robins (London: [A. Robins, 1847]). Graphic Arts Collection in process