Written by Maureen Maryanski, Reference Librarian for Printed Collections.
Among the uncatalogued treasures at the New-York Historical Society are two small, leather bound volumes I recently stumbled upon in the library stacks. Out of pure curiosity, I picked these volumes up and looked at the title page. The title read: The Life of Harriot Stuart, Written by Herself.
The first volume's title page, as you can see, is torn in half, the bottom half containing publication and printing...Read More
This post was written by Mariam Touba, Reference Librarian for Printed Collections
What to do if you are a leader of a political party and you fear that your party’s presumptive nominee for the presidency thoroughly lacks the temperament for the office? If he is erratic, animated by “disgusting egotism,” “distempered jealousy,” and “ungovernable indiscretion”? Or that he simply has such “great and intrinsic defects in his character, which unfit him for the office of Chief...Read More
The Naval History Society was chartered in 1909 "for the purpose of publishing and preserving manuscripts, documents, and writings relating to our naval history, naval art and science, and the surroundings and experiences of seamen in general and of American seamen in particular." Its founding meeting was held at the New York Yacht Club, where Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected as the Club's secretary.
In 1915, the collections of its founding president, John Sanford Barnes, were...Read More
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