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1.-Framed photograph of the statue of Shakespeare in Tower Grove Park, St. Louis, U.S.A., ift. 9 in. by ift.

Presented by “ THE SEVEN BOYS IN EUROPE,”

per MR. Scott H. BLEWETT, St. Louis, 1887.

2.-Photograph of a statue of Shakespeare, by J. Ward, in the Central Park, New York.

Presented by COL. Rush C. HAWKINS, 1874.

3.- Play-bill of an amateur performance of Henry IV., Part 1., at the Theatre Royal, Manchester, 20 December, 1847, in aid of the fund for purchasing Shakespeare's Birthplace—with tickets, printed prologue, &c.

Presented by GEORGE WALLIS, Esq., F.S. A.,

Resident Keeper of the Art Collections,
S. Kensington Museumi, 1887.

4.—Play-bill of Hamlet at the Theatre Royal Stratford, 30 April, 1872; Hamlet by Wybert Rousby, Ophelia by Mrs. Rousby.

Presented by MR. WYBERT ROUSBY.

5.-Angel, with outspread wings. An ancient carved oak figure from the Chapel of the Guild of the Holy Cross, Stratford-upon-Avon, 3ft. high.

Presented by Miss ANNE WHELER, 1865.

6-A fragment of ancient carved oak.

Presented by Miss ANNE WHELER, 1865.

7-A fragment of stone sedilia from Thomas à Becket's Chapel in the south aisle of Stratfordupon-Avon Parish Church; erected by John de Stratford, Bishop of Winchester, (afterwards Archbishop of Canterbury) between 1323 and 1333, and taken down in 1839.

Presented by MR. WILLIAM READ, Holtom Street,

Stratford-upon-Avon.

8.-A fragment of stone sedilia from Thomas à Becket's Chapel in the south aisle of Stratfordupon-Avon Parish Church.

See No. 7.
Presented by Miss ANNE WHELER.

9.-Cast of the face of Shakespeare, from the bust on his monument in Stratford-upon-Avon Parish Church.

Presented by W. O. HUNT, Esq.

10.-Specimen of Arras, used for wall hangings of substantial houses of Queen Elizabeth's time; from Shipton Hall, Shropshire. Cf.

“I will ensconce me behind the Arras.”_

MERRY WIVES, iii. 3. 96.
Presented by MR. OLIVER BAKER, Lindenhurst,

Trinity Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Sep-
tember, 1905.

11.-Angel with outspread wings, holding a shield. An ancient carved oak figure from the Chapel of the Guild of the Holy Cross, Stratford-upon-Avon. 14 inches high.

Presented by Miss ANNE WHELER.

12.—Two fragments of stone tracery from the Clopton Chapel in Stratford-upon-Avon Parish Church.

Presented by Miss ANNE WHELER.

13.-Stone sill of one of the windows of the old Charnel House which stood on the north side

of Stratford-upon-Avon Parish Church, and was taken down in 1804.

Jul. “O, bid me leap, rather than marry Paris.
From off the battlements of yonder tower

Cf.

Or shut me nightly in a Charnel-House.
O’er-cover'd quite with dead men's rattling bones,
With reeky shanks and yellow chapless skulls; ”

ROMEO AND JULIET, iv, 1, 77.
Presented by Miss ANNE WHELER, 24 April, 1865.

14.-A carved headstone of the old tithe barn which formerly stood in the Guild street, in which dramatic performances took place in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Presented by MR. MANLEY C. Ashwin, Stratford

upon-Avon, 1905.

15.—The bottom stone of a Quern, or handmill, used by the Kempson family of “Haunted Hilborough," and afterwards by the great-grandfather of the Donor, who inarried Elizabeth Bird, sister of Lady Vernon.

The word Quern is from the Anglo Saxon cweorn, and is often met with in literature from the tenth century downwards. It figures in Wycliff's 'Translation of the Bible, St. Matthew, xxiv :“Two wymen schulen be gryndynge in oo queerne." Shakespeare also uses it,

“Skim milk, and sometimes labour in the quern,
And bootless make the breathless housewife churn”.

MIDSUMMER NIGHTS' DREAM, ii, 1, 35.
Presented by PROCTOR VERNON-WADLEY, Esq.,

Durcott House, Evesham.

16.— The top stone of a Quern, or hand-mill, discovered on opening an ancient well on the premises of Mr. W. L. Norris, High Street, Stratford-uponAvon, in 1865. It is of granite and weighs 71. lbs. See No. 15.

Presented by MR. W. L. Morris, 1869.

17.-An ancient oak Corbel representing an angel holding a shield; from the roof of the Chapel of the Guild of the Holy Cross, removed when the alterations were made in 1804. 2 ft. gin. high.

Presented by MR. JAMES WHITE, Trinity Street,

Stratford-upon-Avon, 24 April, 1865.

18.—Cast of the face of Sir Thomas Lucy (1532—1600), from his monument in Charlecote Church; mounted on a slab of wood from the old Boundary Elm of Stratford-upon-Avon, cut down in February, 1847.

Presented by the REV. JOHN LUCY, M.A., Hamp

ton Lucy, 1867.

19.-An ancient beam froin the Free Graminar School, Stratford-upon-Avon, where Shakespeare was educated; removed when the school was repaired in 1866.

Presented by MESSRS. CALLAWAY BROS., 1866.

20.—A fine piece of wrought iron-work.

21.- THOMAS JOLYFFE'S ENDOWMENT OF THE SCHOOLMASTER

OF THE FREE GRAMMAR SCHOOL IN STRATFORD-UPON-AVON (1482).

Indenture quadripartite between John Stratford, rector of Combarton Magna, co. Worc., and Tho. Warde, of Pyllardyngton, co. Warw., feoffes of Thomas Jolyffe, of the first part. John Alcoke, Bishop of Worcester, of the second part, Tho. Balsale, clerk, Warden of the Collegiate Church of Stratford, of the third part, and Tho. Clopton, Esq., Master of the Guild of the Holy Trinity, Stratford, with assent of the Aldermen and Proctors of the same Guild, on the fourth part; covenanting that. Tho. Jolyffe having granted to the said Guild all his lands, etc., in Stratford and Dodwell, Tho. Clopton and his successors shall choose a fit priest to teach grammar freely to all scholars coming to him to school in Stratford, taking nothing from them for their learning, at a yearly stipend of £8 till the next vacancy and of £10 after the next vacancy, with a chamber within the said Guild, but if not in health to teach, having only £5, and 15 to be given to an able

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