MS 226 Katherine Drummond Shakespeare Collection

Summary Information

San Diego History Center Document Collection
Drummond, Katherine
Katherine Drummond Shakespeare Collection
MS 226
Date [inclusive]
1.0 Linear feet (2 boxes)
This collection contains a 40-volume set of Shakespeare’s plays previously owned by Katherine Drummond, and includes photographs from Shakespearean performances held at the Old Globe Theatre.

Preferred Citation

Katherine Drummond Shakespeare Collection, MS 226, San Diego History Center Document Collection, San Diego, CA.

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Biographical / Historical Notes

“The New Temple Shakespeare” edition of William Shakespeare’s plays was originally published in 1894. This edition, edited by M.R. Ridley with engravings by Eric Gill, was published between 1934 and 1936. Katherine Drummond acquired the volumes, apparently as gifts, between 1935 and 1942.

The California Pacific International Exposition in Balboa Park (1935-1936) was accompanied by performances of several Shakespeare plays at the Old Globe Theatre. Many of the actors in the productions went on to have notable acting careers performing on Broadway and in television and film, including Joe A. Callaway. Callaway had a prestigious acting career and is currently remembered through the Joe A. Callaway Awards established by its namesake to recognize excellence in acting. Franklin Heller went on to direct the famous television show, “What’s My Line?” for 17 years. Other notable actors include, Boris Aplon, Carl Benton Reid, Irene Tedrow, Bertram Tanswell, Jack Woolley (later known as Jackson Woolley), Jackson Perkins, Martha Ellen Scott, and Rhys Williams.

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Scope and Content

The collection contains 39 volumes of plays by William Shakespeare as well as one introductory volume on the playwright, published from 1934-1936. Most of the volumes have an inscription with the month and year the volume was gifted to Katherine Drummond. Some volumes contain photographs with signatures of actors who performed in one or more of Shakespeare’s plays at the California Pacific International Exposition (1935-1936). Photographs are affixed onto the pages corresponding to the plays performed by the actors.

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Collection is arranged in order of publication.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

San Diego History Center Document Collection May 31, 2012

1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA, 92101

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number 931229.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Alison Hennessey on May 31, 2012.

Collection processed as part of grant project supported by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) with generous funding from The Andrew Mellon Foundation.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • California Pacific International Exposition (1935-1936 : San Diego, Calif.).
  • Spreckels Theatre.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Balboa Park (San Diego, Calif.)
  • Old Globe Theatre (San Diego, Calif.)
  • San Diego (Calif.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Aplon, Boris
  • Aston, Ruth
  • Bolton, George Taylor
  • Callaway, Joe A.
  • Coghlan, Austin
  • Cutting, Richard
  • Dvorak, Elsie
  • Ferall, Michael
  • Foote, Harriet
  • Franklin, William
  • Galbraith, Robert
  • Gallagher, Donald
  • Gardner, Frank
  • Gilbert, Lauren
  • Gray, Everett
  • Hagan, R. Lyle
  • Hayward, Joyce
  • Heider, Fred
  • Heller, Franklin
  • Jackson, Mary, 1910-2005
  • Leoyle, Honora
  • McCarthy, Charles
  • McDermott, Thomas
  • Nachtman, Robert
  • Nestle, Jack B.
  • O’Neal, Charles, 1904-1996
  • Perkins, Jackson
  • Phillips, Bernard
  • Power, Kendall
  • Reid, Carl Benton, 1893-1973
  • Rosenova, Olga
  • Runnion, Guy
  • Scott, Martha Ellen
  • Selby, Sarah, 1905-1980
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. All’s well that ends well
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Antony and Cleopatra
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. As you like it
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Comedy of errors
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Coriolanus
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Cymbeline
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Hamlet
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Henry V
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Julius Ceasar
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Henry IV
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Henry VIII
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Henry VI
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King John
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Lear
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Richard III
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Richard II
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Love’s labour’s lost
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Macbeth
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Measure for measure
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Merchant of Venice
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Merry wives of Windsor
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Midsummer night’s dream
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Much ado about nothing
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Othello
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Pericles
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Rape of Lucrece
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Romeo and Juliet
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Sonnets
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Taming of the shrew
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Tempest
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Timon of Athens
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Titus Andronicus
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Troilus and Cressida
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Twelfth night
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Two gentlemen of Verona
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Winter’s tale
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
  • Sievers, Wieder
  • Sommers, Gordon
  • Spater, Richard
  • Swetland, William, 1913-2003
  • Tanswell, Bertram, 1905-1984
  • Tedrow, Irene
  • Wess, Norman
  • Willard, John, 1885-1942
  • Williams, Rhys, 1892-1969
  • Woolley, Jackson


  • Plays
  • Theater

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Some dust jackets are torn. (May 24, 2012)

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Many loose photographs in “King Henry VIII” volume (Box 1, folder 15).

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Collection Inventory

“Hamlet” (gifted March 1936), 1934-1936


Boris Aplon as Rosencrantz

Joe A. Callaway as Barnardo

Bertram Tanswell as Polonius

Irene Tedrow as Gertrude, Queen of Denmark

Rhys Williams as the first grave digger

Jack Woolley as Laertes

“Titus Andronicus” (gifted January 1942), 1934 1:2
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (gifted January 1936), 1934-1936


Joe A. Callaway as Snout, the Tinker

Carl Benton Reid as Bottom, the Weaver

Bertram Tanswell as Puck

Irene Tedrow as Hippolyta

Jack Woolley as Snug, the Joiner

“Timon of Athens” (gifted January 1942), 1934 1:4
“As You Like It” (gifted 1935), 1934-1936


Joe A. Callaway as William, a country fellow

Jackson Perkins as Rosalind, daughter of the banished Duke

Martha Ellen Scott as Celia, daughter of Duke Frederick

Bertram Tanswell as Touchstone, a clown

Irene Tedrow as Audrey, a country wench

Jack Woolley as Oliver

“The Comedy of Errors” (gifted January 1936), 1934-1936


Boris Aplon as Angelo

Jackson Perkins as Adriana

Martha Ellen Scott as Luciana

Bertram Tanswell as Dromio of Ephesus

Irene Tedrow as Emilia

Jack Woolley as Solinus, Duke of Ephesus

“Coriolanus” (gifted January 1942), 1934 1:7
“The Sonnets” (gifted January 1942), 1935 1:8
“The Taming of the Shrew” (gifted November 1935), 1934-1936


Boris Aplon as servant to Petruchio

Joe A. Callaway as a tailor

Jackson Perkins as Katharina

Carl Benton Reid as Petruchio

Martha Ellen Scott as Bianca and a servant to Petruchio

Bertram Tanswell as Grumio and a servant to Petruchio

Rhys Williams as a servant to Petruchio

Jack Woolley as Tranio

“Love’s Labour’s Lost” (gifted January 1942), 1934 1:10
“King Henry IV, Part I” (gifted July 1936), 1934-1936 1:11
“King Henry IV, Part II” (gifted October 18, 1941), 1934 1:12
“Julius Caesar” (gifted 1935), 1934-1936


Boris Aplon as Decius Brutus

Carl Benton Reid as Marcus Brutus

Irene Tedrow as Calpurnia

Jack Woolley as a Soothsayer

“King Richard III,” 1935 1:14
“King Henry VIII” (gifted July 1936), 1934-1936


Franklin Heller as King Henry VIII

“The Merchant of Venice,” 1935 1:16
“King Lear” (gifted October 1936), 1935 1:17
“Antony and Cleopatra” (gifted October 18, 1941), 1935 1:18
“The Merry Wives of Windsor” (gifted April 1936), 1934-1936


Boris Aplon as host of the Garter Inn

Joe A. Callaway as Shallow

Jackson Perkins as Mistress Ford

Carl Benton Reid as Sir John Falstaff

Bertram Tanswell as Doctor Caius

Irene Tedrow as Mistress Page

Rhys Williams as Sir Hugh Ivans

Jack Woolley as Fenton

“King Henry V,” 1935 2:1
“Macbeth,” 1934-1936


Boris Aplon as Ross

Joe A. Callaway as the third murderer

Carl Benton Reid as Macbeth

Bertram Tanswell as Seyton

Irene Tedrow as Lady Macbeth

Rhys Williams as MacDuff

Jack Woolley as the second murderer

“Measure for Measure” (gifted January 1942), 1935 2:3
“Othello” (gifted October 1936), 1935 2:4
“Troilus and Cressida” (gifted January 1942), 1935 2:5
“Romeo and Juliet” (gifted August 1936), 1935


Franklin Heller as Capulet

“All’s Well That Ends Well” (gifted February 1936), 1934-1936


Boris Aplon as Parolles

Jackson Perkins as Helena

Martha Ellen Scott as Diana

Bertram Tanswell as Lafeu

Irene Tedrow as Countess of Roussillon

“Twelfth Night” (gifted Christmas 1935), 1935


Boris Aplon as Antonio, a Sea Captain

Jackson Perkins as Viola

Carl Benton Reid as Sir Toby Belch, Uncle of Olivia

Feste, a clown

Irene Tedrow as Olivia

“Pericles” (gifted January 1942), 1935 2:9
“The Winter’s Tale” (gifted March 1936), 1934-1936


Boris Aplon as Time

Joe A. Callaway as Clown

Jackson Perkins as Paulina, wife to Antigonus

Martha Ellen Scott as Perdita, daughter to Leontes and Hermione

Bertram Tanswell as Camillo

Irene Tedrow as Hermione, Queen of Leontes

Rhys Williams as Antigonus, Lord of Sicilia

Jack Woolley as Florizel, Prince of Bohemia

“King John” (gifted January 1942), 1935 2:11
“Much Ado About Nothing” (gifted February 1936), 1934-1936


Boris Aplon as Borachio

Joe A. Callaway as Dogberry

Carl Benton Reid as Benedick

Martha Ellen Scott as Hero

Irene Tedrow as Beatrice

Jack Woolley as Don Pedro of Arragon

“Cymbeline” (gifted January 1942), 1935 2:13
“The Tempest” (gifted January 1936), 1934-1936 2:14
“The Rape of Lucrece and Venus and Adonis,” 1935 2:15
“King Richard II,” 1935 2:16
“Two Gentlemen of Verona” (gifted June 1939), 1934-1936


Franklin Heller as the Duke of Milan, father to Silvia

“King Henry VI, Part I,” 1935 2:18
“King Henry VI, Part II” (gifted January 1942), 1936 2:19
“King Henry VI, Part III” (gifted January 1942), 1936 2:20
“William Shakespeare: An Introductory Volume,” 1936 2:21
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