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Re: British Library
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1662  Monday, 2 July 2001

[1]     From:   Karen Peterson-Kranz <
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        Date:   Friday, 29 Jun 2001 04:38:37 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.1646 British Library

[2]     From:   Clifford Stetner <
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        Date:   Sunday, 1 Jul 2001 21:16:37 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.1653 Re: British Library


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From:           Karen Peterson-Kranz <
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Date:           Friday, 29 Jun 2001 04:38:37 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 12.1646 British Library
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1646 British Library

> If you had a couple of days in your entire life to
> spend at the British
> Library on a graduate student pass, what would you
> look at?

This is one of those questions, like "what would you do if you knew you
were going to die at the end of tomorrow?"  There is SO MUCH there to
look at and study that you could spend several lifetimes and still not
make a dent.  I'd recommend getting into their online catalog before
your visit, and marking a few things that would be helpful to whatever
you are currently working on.

> P.S. Does anyone know exactly how to get such a
> pass?

It's not too difficult, really.  To save time, one might want to do part
of the correspondence in advance.  If you just show up at the library,
you go to the side office where they dispense Reader's Cards.  You
should bring with you a letter or other documentation that indicates
your university affiliation; preferably this documentation or letter
should include a brief statement of your particular research interest
and why the BL's resources are important for your studies.  You present
this documentation along with the filled out BL reader card application
forms to the nice people behind the desk, they (probably) approve it,
they take your picture and give you a card that's good for five years.
I found it much easier to get a BL reader's card than to get one for the
Bodleian, actually...the Oxford folks I encountered wanted to
interrogate me more closely about my research.

Feel free to write me off list about this if you want!

Cheers,
Karen

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From:           Clifford Stetner <
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Date:           Sunday, 1 Jul 2001 21:16:37 -0400
Subject: 12.1653 Re: British Library
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1653 Re: British Library

Thanks for all the suggestions, but who wrote The New Receptionist and
St. Pancras Station?

Clifford

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