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Beinecke Top Tens: A Beinecke Bucket List

Ten fascinating books, manuscripts, see before you graduate.

Epistle from St. Paul, 3rd century
Call Number: P.CtYBR inv. 415

Pictured (Detail): Arthurian Romances
Call Number: MS 229
Sir Thomas More book of hours
Call Number: MS Vault More
Voynich manuscript
Call Number: MS 408
Shakespeare First Folio
Call Number: 1978 +83
The Bondwoman’s Narrative, by Hannah Crafts
Call Number: JWJ MSS 29
Lincoln’s pen
Call Number: GEN MSS 257
Walt Whitman Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 202  
Albert Camus’s mss, Le mythe de Sisyphe
Call Number: GEN MSS VOL 408
Owen Luck’s photographs of the occupation of Wounded Knee
Call Number: WA Photos 336
Robert Templeton’s courtroom sketches of Black Panthers trial
Call Number: JWJ MSS 33
Rachel Carson papers, letter from Olga Huckins to Rachel Carson, Jan. 27, 1958
Call Number: YCAL MSS 46
J. M. Barrie’s Boy Castaways
Call Number: Ip B276 B64
Ernest Shepard’s watercolor original of frontispiece for The Wind in the Willows
Call Number: GEN MSS 764
Beinecke Top Tens gather (approximately) ten related items to give an at-a-glance look at some of the Library's interesting, important, strange, compelling, beautiful holdings. To see more lists, click here: Beinecke Top Tens. To suggest a list subject, contact us: Top Ten Ideas.





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