Catalogue description William Shakespeare's will: three oak and glass display frames, and oak storage box....

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Details of PROB 1/4A
Reference: PROB 1/4A
Description:

William Shakespeare's will: three oak and glass display frames, and oak storage box. Also includes a reverse calf binding in a slipcase dating from 1996

Date: Late 19th century; 1996
Related material:

See also PROB 1/4

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: SR 15/11
Legal status: Non record material
Physical description: 1 box(es)
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description
Access conditions: Open Immediately
Custodial history: Shakespeare's will was for a long time on display at the Principal Probate Registry, Somerset House, London, for the public to see for the price of 1 shilling. For this the three pages of the will were each individually framed and, when not on display, the three frames would have been kept housed in this purpose-built wooden box. The box and display frames were added to this series in February 2016.

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