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John James Munro correspondence

Collection MS-1986-026: John James Munro correspondence


  • Creation: 1914-1956

Scope and Contents

This is a collection of three letters, dated 1914, 1915, and 1956, all to John J. Munro. The letter from 1914 contains information on the book Romeus and Juliet 1567; the letter from 1915 is a note from a former friend at Oxford, G.K.A. Bell, Bishop of Chichester and poet; and the letter from 1956 is a thank-you note for a book received at the Shakespeare Institute at the University of Birmingham, England.


Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research.

Restrictions on use

These materials are made available for use in research, teaching and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. The original authors may retain copyright to the materials.

Biographical note

John James Munro was born in England in 1883 and graduated from Christ Church, Oxford in 1913. During World War I he served in the Royal Corps of Signals in Gallipoli and Palestine and was awarded the Military Cross. After the war he worked in the telephone and telegraph industry in Egypt and then in London. Munro resumed his literary work on Shakespeare following his retirement in the 1940s. He authored and edited multiple works on Shakespeare and wrote a biography of Frederick James Furnivall, the second editor of the Oxford English Dictionary. Munro died in London in 1956 at age 73.


"Major John Munro," The Times (London), October 30, 1956.


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Composed of correspondence to John James Munro, twentieth century Shakespeare scholar, author, and editor, which discusses both personal and professional matters. Includes a letter from the Shakespeare Institute at the University of Birmingham.


The collection is arranged in chronological order.


Because the current accessioning system was not used until January 1986, it is not possible to know exactly the dates of acquisition of materials received before that time.

John James Munro Correspondence
Elizabeth Delaney, 1986; Rachael Young
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Repository Details

Part of the John J. Burns Library Repository

John J. Burns Library
Boston College
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill MA 02467 United States