Monthly Archives: November 2010

Archives Diary: Norah Lindsay – Socialite, Gardener and Entrepeneur

During this time of the year, when the trees  have lost their leaves and the days are short, it is comforting to remind oneself of the glorious colors of beautiful gardens.  And what better way to see beautiful gardens than … Continue reading

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Reading Room Log: Recipes from the Burns Library’s Collections

This week, the Burns Library is celebrating the holidays with recipes from three cookbooks in our collection:  A 17th century hand-written cookbook owned by a woman named Elizabeth Capell, George Bernard Shaw’s Vegetarian Cookbook, and Eleanor Early’s New England Cookbook.  … Continue reading

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Exhibition Update: Writing from the Irish Language Tradition and Literary Lives

The John J. Burns Library at Boston College is proud to offer an exhibit of writings in Irish and in English by ancient and contemporary Irish authors who inspired by the natural and mystical, frame golden notes for others to … Continue reading

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Reading Room Log: Celebrating the Cuala Press

Boston College Libraries, in collaboration with the Association of College & Research Libraries, New England Chapter (Women’s Studies Interest Group), are sponsoring a seminar today at the Burns Library.  The title of the seminar is, “The Women of the Cuala … Continue reading

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Conservator’s Notebook: Venus Departed, Now Hail Caesar

On June 3, 2010, the tapestry entitled Merito Vapulat Aper which had been hanging in the Ford Tower of the John J. Burns Library was carefully taken down. The 17th century Flemish silk and wool textile was removed for two … Continue reading

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