Voices from the Beinecke Library

Fellow's Tea: Richard Deming on Walden


At this week’s Fellows’ Tea, Richard Deming  (Department of English, Yale University) will give a gallery talk on the last paragraphs of Henry David Thoreau’s manuscript of Walden.   These, along with Thoreau’s entomological notes and a stud-section purportedly from the cabin at Walden, are on view in the current exhibition, By Hand: A Celebration of the Manuscript Collections of Yale’s Beinecke Library.

Upcoming talks in the Fellows’ Tea series include:

April 8:  Lawrence Manley (William R Kenan Jr Professor of English, Yale University) on a volume of Shakespeare forgeries by William Henry Ireland

April 15:  Susan Howe (Poet, Recipient of 2011 Bollingen Prize in American Poetry) on Sarah Pierpont Edwards’ wedding dress (and Howe’s own notebook and manuscript drafts)

April 22:  Nancy Kuhl (Curator of Poetry, Yale Collection of American Literature) on Ernest “Hem” Hemingway’s postcards to Gertrude Stein

Join us on Mondays at 4 pm at the Beinecke Library for a gallery talk on an exhibition object, followed by tea and scones with the Beinecke Library curators and staff, visiting research fellows, and researchers.  


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The exhibition gallery and reading room are closed for the month of August while the library's building is under renovation.

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
Saturday (Exhibitions only) 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Holiday Schedule and Closed Collections Schedule