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Henry Folger’s British-Born Vicar, S. Parkes Cadman

Rev. Dr. S. Parkes Cadman is high on the list of notables ...
A Shakespeare Folio

Sidney Lee, Henry Folger, and the First Folio

Sidney Lee né Solomon Lazarus Lee in London in 1859 was a ...
Frank O. and Mrs. Salisbury on board the S.S. Olympic, 1932. Courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library

Bonds Between Frank Salisbury and the Henry Folgers

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