Selected Special Collections
Francis Longe Collection
Published theatrical works in English, 1607-1812
The Francis Longe Collection, purchased by the Library in 1908, contains early editions of theatrical works published in English between 1607 and 1812. Assembled by the Longe family of Norfolk, England, the collection includes original plays, theatrical adaptations, and translations credited to over six hundred playwrights. The Longe Collections is particularly rich in the works of lesser known seventeenth century dramatists.