GHR - Gerald Henry Rendall Papers - 1815-1940
Rendall's papers include manuscript notes, typescripts, correspondence and cuttings relating to his work on Shakespeare and also Christmas cards, menus and invitations relating to social events in Liverpool 1880-1897. Rendall's writings on Shakespeare include Shakespeare sonnets and Edward de Ver...
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Rendall's papers include manuscript notes, typescripts, correspondence and cuttings relating to his work on Shakespeare and also Christmas cards, menus and invitations relating to social events in Liverpool 1880-1897. Rendall's writings on Shakespeare include Shakespeare sonnets and Edward de Vere (1930), Shake-speare handwriting and spelling (1931), Personal clues in Shakespeare poems & sonnets (1934), Ben Jonson and the First Folio edition of Shakespeare's plays (1939), The Ashbourne portrait of Shakespeare (1940) and Lord Oxford as Shakespeare.
GHR 5 comprises material relating to his work on Marcus Aurelius, previously part of the library catalogue.
GHR 1: Invitations, programmes, etc for Liverpool social events 1880-1898
GHR 2: Shakespeareana
Gerald Henry Rendall (1851-1945), Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge was appointed as the first Principal of University College, Liverpool and Gladstone Professor of Classics and Ancient History on 11 June 1881. He was also Vice-Chancellor of the Victoria University 1891-1895. Oppressed by administrative chores, Rendall offered his resignation as Principal on 14 December 1892, but the appointment of MacCunn as Vice-Principal and the provision of secretarial assistance kept him at Liverpool until December 1897, when he left to become Headmaster of Charterhouse.
Shortly after leaving the University, he was ordained, and on his retirement from Charterhouse in 1911, he settled in Dedham, Essex, where he became an honorary Canon of Chelmsford Cathedral and published a series of books on Shakespeare. He died in 1945, bequeathing to the Library the book collection he had built up in the course of his research on Marcus Aurelius, which culminated in his acclaimed translation of the Meditations - Marcus Aurelius Antoninus to himself, with introductory study on stoicism and the last of the stoics (Macmillan, 1898), and his Shakespeareana collection.