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Document-specific information
: Sealed and signed by William Shakespeare, William Johnson and John Jackson
Title: Deed of Mortgage by William Shakespeare, of Stratford-upon-Avon, and others, to Henry Walker of London, of the Blackfriars Gate-House
Date: March 11, 1613
Repository: The British Library, London, UK
Call number and opening: Egerton MS 1787


Alan H. Nelson and Folger Shakespeare Library staff, "Shakespeare purchases the Blackfriars Gatehouse:  Mortgage, signed by Shakespeare," Shakespeare Documented,

British Library, Egerton MS 1787. See Shakespeare Documented