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Monthly Archives: March 2011
Generations of readers have taken great delight in the box of curiosities created for Lemuel Gulliver in Brobdingnag. In a land where Gulliver was quite tiny and his hosts very large, the everyday objects observed by Gulliver are seen from … Continue reading
The highly accomplished Flemish Jesuit Trigault arrived as a missionary in China in 1610 and died there in 1618; the text featured to the left is Trigault’s Latin translation of Matteo Ricci’s unpublished diary text. One of the earliest and … Continue reading
Images of leprechauns, shamrocks, and shades of green flourish on St. Patrick’s Day. Rarely do people see images of St. Patrick, who is the namesake of this holiday. Although St. Patrick’s Day is a largely commercialized holiday in the United … Continue reading
The conservation lab at the Burns Library is a pleasant workspace with a nice blend of modern equipment, like my arts and crafts style oak work bench which was hand built in 1999 by Paul O’Connell, a graduate of the … Continue reading