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Shirley Collection

From a group of letters from Ludwig Bemelmans to his editor at Viking Press, Pascal "Pat" Covici, sending news of his travels, works in progress, and adventures, ca. 1938-1962.
March 19, 2009
A schoolteacher's manuscript exercise book containing a variety of simple and complex mathematical problems, 1806, Pennsylvania.   including such all-time favorite as the two travelers starting off from two points of origin traveling as such a speed  . . . under the category: "Promiscuous Questions"
January 29, 2009
One tale from an 1822 collection for young readers intent on disproving such mythic creatures as The Mermaid, The Harpie, The Centaur, and this fellow, who is well known in New England (especially this Winter).
January 26, 2009
Happy Holidays to all the Tramps and Trinkets, here and abroad. (Selected images from a saleman's sample book: Tramp and Trinkets Abroad and Other Stories  by Mary C. Crowley, Frances A. Humphrey and others. Boston: D. Lothrop Company. Copyright 1892)
December 25, 2008
Titles in a series of educational books for children published in the early 1940s by the Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
December 1, 2008
or rather, the Dog-shaped papier-mâché bookshelf blog entry. A true gem of an item from the Betsy Beinecke Shirley collection, highlighted by expert cataloger, Ellen Ellickson, who describes the object more completely, below.  Author:            Martin, John, 1865-1947. Title:             The read out loud books Published:         New York : Dodd, Mead & Company, c1911.
October 23, 2008
A scrapbook of mementos, writings and artwork by Willie Paddock who died young, Yonkers, NY, ca. 1860s-1880s.
September 30, 2008

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