A letter from Mark Twain to Walt Whitman on his 70th birthday, May 31, 1889 (YCAL MSS 202).
This letter is featured on a new occasional series of podcasts from the Yale Collection of American Literature; “American Letters” podcasts present individual letters from archival collections read by Beinecke staff members. American Letters: Episode 1, Mark Twain. Episode two features a letter from Rachel Carson, American scientist, naturalist, and author of Silent Spring: American Letters: Episode 2, Rachel Carson.
American Letters podcasts and other broadcasts from the Beinecke Library can be found on iTunesU or the Beinecke website (http://www.library.yale.edu/beinecke/brblevents/blogspodcasts.html).
The exhibition gallery is closed while the library's building is under renovation.
Temporary Reading Room Hours
Monday - Friday: 9 am to 4:45 pm
The temporary reading room is located in Yale's Sterling Memorial Library, across Wall Street from the Beinecke.
Beginnig September 6, 2016 our hours will be
Monday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 5