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Browse our Instagram!Don’t forget to sign up for Unit 2 of Primary Source Boot Camp: Using Primary Sources Effectively! Learn how to figure out what box of papers you want to see, how to read handwriting, how to cite what you found, and more! Link to sign up is in our bio #bc2020 #bc2021 #bc2022 #bc2023I’m supposed to be prepping for a great class on colonialism next week .... but look, squirrel! #distractedeasily #butitsaflyingsquirrell #burnsbestiary #libraryinstructionA peek #BehindTheScenes, where we assembled our new exhibit prep storage/transfer solution today, just in time! #ExhibitionPrep #LibraryExhibit #LibrariesOfInstagram #LibraryToolkitsAreTERRIBLE #BunRack #CreativeStorageSolutionsToday is the birthday of English poet and author Alfred Noyes (1880-1958). Although his papers held by Burns Library (MS2006-054) contain mainly his personal and professional correspondence, as well as manuscripts and typescripts of his poetry and prose, we are highlighting undated designs for his potential bookplates. #ArchivesOfInstagram #AlfredNoyes #BookPlates #BritishCatholicAuthors
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Christmas Holidays at Chestnut Hill is a collection of stories published in 1853 by an author who gives her name informally as Cousin Mary. The familiarity of the name this author chose gives a prelude to the warmth and familiarity … Continue reading
Nicholas Culpeper’s Anatomy of the Body of Man, published in 1653, not only contributed to a great leap forward in medical knowledge but was also positioned at the nexus of religious, political, and scientific upheaval in England. Both Culpeper and … Continue reading
Dictionaries can tell a lot about the history of English and its usage, especially the first truly comprehensive English dictionary, A Dictionary of the English Language, by Samuel Johnson. First published in 1755, Johnson’s dictionary was the foremost English dictionary … Continue reading
Crossroads of Culture: Cristobál de Morales’ Missarum Liber Primus and Early Music Printing in Europe
A book of polyphony written by a Spanish composer who worked in Rome, printed by an Italian living in France, inscribed with the ownership markings of a Portuguese monastery, sits in an American university library. The Missarum liber primus (First … Continue reading
The seventeenth century was a crucial turning point for chemistry; it marked the beginning of the transition from alchemy to modern chemistry and the scientific method. Robert Boyle (1627–1691) is widely considered to be one of the period’s most influential … Continue reading