Shakespeare's Birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon: invitation to visit Birthplace from Ann Court
printed card issued by Mrs [Ann] Court respectfully inviting 'the Nobility and Gentry visiting Stratford-upon-Avon to gratify their own laudable curiosity and honour her by inspecting the House in which the Immortal "Poet of Nature" was born'. Earlier provenance unknown. Ann Court was the widow of Thomas Court, who had purchased the premises in 1806. Until 1820, the Courts' tenant, Mary Hornby, had acted as custodian. 75 x 113mm.