The Furness Memorial (Shakespeare) Library, Department of Special Collections, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, University of Pennsylvania.
The Furness Library was begun by Horace Howard Furness, Sr., and continued by Horace Howard Furness, Jr., to make possible their work on the Variorum Edition of the works of William Shakespeare.
In 1933, Horace Howard Furness, Jr., donated the Library to Penn. A selection of primary and secondary sources, including both texts and images, that illuminate the theater, literature, and history of Shakespeare, Shakespearean texts, theatrical production, and criticism have been made available for class and research use and to draw attention to the richer resources available in the Library as a whole.
- "The Furness Memorial Library" by Daniel Traister, University of Pennsylvania Library (PDF File)
- "Horace Howard Furness: Book Collector and Library Builder" by James M. Gibson
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