"The Folgers Our Founders"
On view May 30th - September 29th
Explore the collecting history of founders Henry and Emily Folger through highlights from their early purchases. Shakespearean items include a 1632 Second Folio censored by the Spanish Inquisition, the first known manuscript of a Shakespeare play, and a bracelet braided from the hair of American Shakespearean actor Edwin Booth. The Folgers’ collecting extended beyond Shakespeare to his world; highlights include the first printed edition of Euclid’s Elements and a handwritten letter from Elizabeth I to James IV of Scotland.
Open Monday - Saturday from 10:00am - 5:00pm and Sunday 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Folger Shakespeare Library