Peter Cunningham

(1816—1869) author and literary critic

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(1816–69), Scottish scholar and biographer who published Extracts from the Accounts of the Revels at Court (1842), including for the years 1604–5 and 1611–12, the only ones extant for the Jacobean period (although sometimes questioned). He was treasurer of the London and Stratford committees that bought the Birthplace in 1847.

From The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

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