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Browse our Instagram!Our copy of A description of the Island of Jamaica with the Other Isles and Territories in America to which the English are Related (1678) was very well loved. Almost every blank page or half-blank page is filled with writings from prior owners. #handwriting #marginalia #WriteInBooksYouOwn #WeAdmireTheDoodles300YearsLaterLovely inscription in a copy of Graham Green’s Our Man in Havana which was read in outer space, given to Greene by Soviet cosmonaut Georgy GrechkoSpotted on our hold shelves: Philosophia magnetica in qua magnetis natura (QC751 .C32 1629 Jesuitica) which includes this early map of the world #maps #EarlyMapsOfEarth #AustraliaMeetsAntarticaBreaking out our beloved Book of Kells facsimile for Nancy Netzer’s Early Medieval Art in Ireland and Britain seminar today. The students take an intensive dive through our Irish manuscript facsimiles over multiple class sessions. #bookofkells #irishmanuscript #arthistory #facsimiles
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Monthly Archives: June 2013
As the processing team at the Burns Library worked with the New England Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing records, we caught a glimpse of life as a nursing student from the turn of the 19th century through 1989, when the … Continue reading
There used to be a time when you could tell a nurse’s history by her cap. Here at the Burns Library, the recently processed New England Deaconess School of Nursing collection (NEDH SON) can tell you a lot about the history … Continue reading
As a very 21st century science librarian at O’Neill Library, the content I encounter is most often electronic: journals and increasingly, data. When I was approached to research the collections at the Burns Library to develop a small exhibit on … Continue reading
As of May 31st, the Burns Library processing project has come to an end, and what a fantastic year it’s been! Our goal was to make more unprocessed and uncataloged manuscript collections available to researchers, and we’ve succeeded: over 25 … Continue reading