The Library's catalog, Orbis, provides access to collections material across the Yale University Library. Below is a list of recently cataloged Beinecke Library acquisitions that are now available in the catalog.
July 30, 2014
Memoir regarding travel to Louisiana and the West, 1921. ...
Manuscript travel memoir by a native Pennsylvanian author identified as "G. P." regarding life in New Orleans and trips via railroad to California and the Pacific Northwest. The author describes his journeys by train throughout the West in 1919-1921, with rich and humorous detail about the scenery and local features of Sacramento; Chico, California; Portland, Oregon; and Seattle. Also includes, in the chapter titled "The Castle of Indolence in Motion," a description of an 1882 Yale College geological expedition led by the geologist James D. Dana (Yale 1833).
Autograph manuscript, signed, on paper, of a list of many of the Knights of the Round Table and summaries of their histories as given in Thomas Malory's Morte d'Arthur. Some entries are accompanied by pen and ink drawings of coats-of-arms. The work may have been modeled on Les devise des armes de chevaliers de la table ronde, published by Antoine Verard. Grimken's preface notes that he has not included "many faned and vaine taylles" and connects his interest in the Round Table with the archery fellowship founded by "Kynge Henry of fames memory," Prince Arthur's Knights. The preface concludes with "vivat Regina."