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Dean Stockett Edmonds Collection

Identifier: 15

Scope and Contents

In 1972, Dean S. Edmonds, Esq. passed away. In his will, Mr. Edmonds made a significant gift to Pequot Library representing his love of the Library and his passion for Shakespeare. In 1974, Pequot Library took possession of a splendid collection compiled over a lifetime by Dean Stockett Edmonds, Esq. Dean S. Edmonds was a U.S. patent and intellectual property attorney, who supported a number of inventors in the early 20th century. Attorney Edmonds filed, among other petitions, patents supporting inventions made at Sturm Ruger & Co., Inc. in Southport, and secured the first patent for FM radio. Mr. Edmonds was also a trustee of the Shakespeare Oxford Society. The Society, founded in 1957, is a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to exploring the Shakespeare authorship question and researching the evidence that Edward de Vere, the seventeenth Earl of Oxford (1550 – 1604) is the true author of the poems and plays of “William Shakespeare.”


  • Creation: 1623-1974

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Conditions Governing Access

The collection is restricted. Prior permission is required.


3 linear feet

Organization of the Collection

This collection is organized into series:

  1. 1, Literature
  2. 2, Papers

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bequest from Dean S. Edmonds, 1974.

Guide to the Dean Stockett Edmonds Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Pequot Library Repository