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Sur les traces de Voltaire à la bibliothèque de l’Arsenal

Seconde partie Lisez la première partie de ce blog Repères pour l’identification des provenances L’identification systématique des provenances des œuvres de Voltaire dans la collection de Paulmy reste à mener à bien. Nous mentionnerons...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 1 Sep 2022

Sur les traces de Voltaire à la bibliothèque de l’Arsenal

Première partie La Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal est depuis 1934 rattachée à la Bibliothèque nationale de France, dont elle est aujourd’hui l’un des départements au centre de Paris.  Le cœur de ses collections anciennes est constitué de...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 25 Aug 2022

VIDEO: Wing Foundation Lecture on the History of the Book (Newberry Library)

I was honored to deliver the Wing Foundation Lecture on the History of the Book at the Newberry Library on March 3, 2022. The event took place in person after two years of virtual events. I’m grateful to Jill Gage, Custodian of the John M. Wing Foundation...

Around the Table: Museum Exhibitions

By Sarah Peters Kernan This summer proves to be an exciting one for anyone seeking recipes-related exhibitions at museums, libraries, and other institutions. Many exhibitions featuring the history of food, medicine, and science are well underway or opening...
From: The Recipes Project on 2 Jun 2022

Tales from the Archives: Around the Table: Research Technologies

In 2019, I spoke with Helen Davies and Alexander Zawacki, Program Coordinators of the Lazarus Project. Since that time, the project has continued to thrive and multispectral imaging has become an increasingly popular methodology for examining manuscripts...
From: The Recipes Project on 7 Apr 2022

Simon Lord Fraser of Lovat

Portrait of the elderly Simon Fraser, 11th Lord Lovat, whole length, sitting on a chair, its back carved with a scallop shell; he holds a book in his right hand with his left hand in his waistcoat. To his right is a small side table with a quill pen in...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 1 Mar 2022

Around the Table: Museum Exhibitions

By Sarah Peters Kernan For anyone able to safely travel in December or January, several museums have special exhibitions related to the history of food, medicine, and science. In addition to in-person exhibitions, several museums also have created online...
From: The Recipes Project on 16 Dec 2021

Textiles in Libraries: Context and Conservation

Textiles in Libraries: Context and Conservation The Bodleian’s Conservation and Collection Care team, in collaboration with the Centre for the Study of the Book, is embarking on a year of discovery in the field of Textiles in Libraries. The scope of...
From: The Conveyor on 25 Oct 2021

Around the Table: Digital Resources

By Sarah Peters Kernan At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations cancelled conferences and events in staggering numbers. As it became clear that events would have to move online in order to continue, our organizations and institutions did...
From: The Recipes Project on 23 Sep 2021

The Latest on the Adams Academy

Last August I wrote about John Adams’s bequest to the town of Quincy intended to create a school, which would become owner of his extensive library, and a church. As I reported then, it took decades for the Adams Academy to be built, and it never actually...
From: Boston 1775 on 26 Jun 2021

Remembering Terry Turner (1929-2019): Pharmaceutical History Collector Extraordinaire

By Laurence Totelin, with input from Briony Hudson A few years ago, my colleagues Heather Trickey (social sciences), Julia Sanders (midwifery) and I decided to put together a small exhibition on the history of infant feeding, with a focus on Wales where...
From: The Recipes Project on 24 Jun 2021

The library

A scene in a fashionable library with ladies and gentlemen conversing with attendants at the counters on either side. On the left a woman looks in a book while her male companion converses with a clergyman, as the woman behind the counter consults a book....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 22 Jun 2021

Thomas Gage Papers to be Digitized

The Clements Library at the University of Michigan just announced that it has receiveda $350,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to digitize…over 23,000 items related to Thomas Gage, a famed British commander-in-chief in the...
From: Boston 1775 on 16 Apr 2021

Online Lectures about Maps, Soldiers, and Constitutions

This month I’ve listed online events to commemorate the 19th of April, and then more of those, and then another along with two events about tavern culture. And yet here are three more online historical events scheduled in the next week. “Mapping...
From: Boston 1775 on 15 Apr 2021

Commemorating Patriots Day 2021 Safely

Here in Massachusetts we’re still in a race to vaccinate people against the Covid-19 virus even as cases are rising again. The end of the pandemic is in sight, but we need to minimize casualties.Wisely, the local organizations that lead the commemoration...
From: Boston 1775 on 5 Apr 2021

Reverse Course on the Copley Cartoon?

Yesterday I mused about the possibility that a British political cartoon inspired some elements of the Loyall Nine’s anti-Stamp Act protests in late 1765—in particular, hanging the stamp agents in effigy and dedicating a tree to liberty. That...
From: Boston 1775 on 29 Mar 2021

“A good amount of the Franklin Papers”

For anyone who cares about preserving the papers of important Founders, Valerie-Anne Lutz recounted quite a heart-stopping adventure for the American Philosophical Society in January.Lutz wrote about Benjamin Franklin’s surviving papers:When Franklin...
From: Boston 1775 on 21 Mar 2021

Around the Table: Museum Chat

Welcome to the latest Around the Table! Today we have a chat about the recipes-related collections at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., especially the National Museum of American History (NMAH)! I am delighted to speak with Ashley Rose...
From: The Recipes Project on 4 Mar 2021

Events on “Colonial North America” at Harvard

The Harvard University Library has a number of events lined up to spread news of its Colonial North America project.For nearly a decade, the library has been digitizing manuscripts and archival materials from across the system. Thousands of items can...
From: Boston 1775 on 1 Mar 2021

Dealing Out the Cards at the B.P.L.

Earlier this month, the Boston Public Library’s Rare Books and Manuscripts department announced that it had finished scanning its entire card catalogue and uploading the result to the Internet Archive. “With this project now complete,”...
From: Boston 1775 on 21 Feb 2021

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