Emily Jordan Folger Photo

Emily Jordan Folger

Born: May 15, 1858

Death: Feb 21, 1936

Birthplace: Ironton

Profession: Businessperson

Nationality: United States

Emily Jordan Folger

Date of Birth : May 15, 1858
Date of Death : Feb 21, 1936
Birth Place : Ironton

Emily Jordan Folger, born Emily Clara Jordan, was the wife of Henry Clay Folger and the co-founder of the Folger Shakespeare Library. During her husband's lifetime, she assisted him in building the world's largest collection of Shakespeare materials. After his death in 1930, she funded the completion of the Folger Shakespeare Library to house the collection, remaining involved with its administration until her death in 1936.


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  • Henry Clay Folger
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