24th January 1598,Abraham Sturley wrote to his brother-in-law that "our countriman mr Shaksper is willing to disburse some monei upon some od yardeland or other Shottrei or neare about us...".BR>
(Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Records Office, Misc. Doc. I, 135.)|
25th October 1598, Richard Quiney wrote an undelivered letter asking Shakspere for a £30 loan.
It is written "To my Loveinge good ffrend & contreymann mr wm Shackespre" who "shall ffrende me muche in helpeing me out of all the debettes I owe in London I thancke god & muche quiet my mynde which wolde nott be indebeted".
(Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Records Office, MS. ER 27/4). This letter is the only one ever found addressed to William Shakspere.
11th October 1598, Adrian Quiney wrote to Richard Quiney: "yff yow bargen with Wm Sha or recover money therefor, brynge youre money homme".
(Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Records Office, Misc. Doc. I, 135.)
4th November 1598, Abraham Sturley wrote Richard Quiney that "our countriman mr Wm Shak. would procure us monei which I will like of as I shall heare when wheare & howe: and I prai let not go that occasion if it mai sort to ani indifferent condicions".
(Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Records Office, Misc. Doc. I, 136.)
Ben Jonson'e poem To the Memory of My Beloved
Sir William Davenant's poem In Remembrance of Master William Shakespeare
Legal and Tax records
Stratford-upon-Avon Council records
Theatre and acting records
The six signatures of Shakespeare
Record of death
First Folio Introduction
First Folio Dedication
Evidence of Shakespeare's life etc