Information about our holdings

Collection Highlights

New and notable highlights from our digital collections.

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Book of Secrets: Alchemy and the European Imagination, 1500-2000 Texts demonstrating the extraordinary presence of alchemy in European popular culture.
The Boswell Collection Correspondence and manuscripts documenting the lives of more than ten generations of Boswell family members.
Children's Talk, English & Latin An English-Latin grammar book for children, from 1673. 
English Paleography Examples for the study of English handwriting from the 16th through the 18th centuries.
The Osborn Collection Early modern British literary and historical manuscripts, including commonplace books, poetry, and grand tour diaries.
38. An account of negroes and catle upon Egypt Estait ...
Thomas Thistlewood papers Diaries and other material documenting the life and work of the Jamaican planter and slaveowner Thomas Thistlewood.


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