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.
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.