Emily Folger

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Emily Jordan Folger - Folger Shakespeare Library
... By about 1918, the Folgers began planning for a library to house the collection ... Henry Folger retired from Standard Oil to devote himself to the project, but he died unexpectedly in 1930 during a hospital stay ... Because of the 1929 stock-market crash, Henry Folger's estate was greatly reduced and could not cover the full cost of building and opening the library ...