WS His Marks

Letter to the Editor

The Times, 18 Oct. 1984


Sir, What chance is there for commonsense in Shakespeare studies if an actual custodian of four of the signatures can publicly pose such breezily Baconian questions as “could the man write his own name, let alone anything else?” (Mrs Jane Cox, October 11). Let us hope that the promised Public Record Office handbook takes a more judicious view.


Yours faithfully,


Eric Sams

32 Arundel Avenue

Sanderstead, Surrey