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 31, 2014
Card with Nahua stone beads, arrowhead, and ornaments, 1849 August. ...
Nahua stone beads, arrowhead, and ornaments compiled and affixed to cardboard with thread by Edward Vischer in Acapulco, Mexico, as a gift for Sophia Prince-Smith, August 1849. Another card, 7.8 centimeters by 11.6 centimeters affixed with thread to the verso of the card, includes an inscription by Vischer, that he acquired the "Indian antiquities" at Mescaltepec, Mexico. He continues that Francesco Saverio Clavigero mentioned the place in his work, probably La Historia Antigua de México (1790).
The collection contains fifty autograph letters, signed, from author Emily Taylor to the publisher John William Parker. Twenty-five of the letters are dated and range between 1837 and 1844; twenty-five letters are undated. Their content is related to Taylor's writings and publications.