Joseph Quincy Adams

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Joseph Quincy Adams (1881-1946), was the Supervisor of Research (1931) and first Director (1934) of the Folger Shakespeare Library. He was a noted Shakespearean scholar and advised Henry and Emily Folger during the building of their collection.

Notable items now at the Folger

Full citations with links to Luna or Hamnet for exceptional items from the former owner's collection now at the Folger.

John Quincy Adams' bookplates

Images of the former owner's bookplates or book stamps, with brief citations in the image caption.

Signatures and manuscript marks

Images of the former owner's signature or distinctive manuscript marks (e.g. a well-known manicule) should go here, along with citation of the book they are found in, with page number if at all possible.

Other methods of indicating provenance

This last category is particularly useful for indicating a former owner's association with a particular bookbinder, information found in the Folger's collection of sales catalogues, etc.