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Holy Trinity Church visitors' books: Wheler Papers

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Stratford Church Album, containing the names of visitors to `the shrine of our Immortal Bard', with occasional pieces of verse. Five volumes, the first being in two parts. Ia. 17 June 1804-3 September 1824 Ib. 6 September 1824-23 September 1825. 2. August 1825-9 July 1833 3. 10 July 1833-10 July 1844 4. 24 July 1844-25 March 1855 5. 29 March 1855-September 1861. At the beginning of volume 1 is a portrait of Shakespeare, engraved by William Ward, A.R.A., from a painting by Thomas Phillips, R.A., after a cast by George Bullock from the monumental bust.