Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities
Illustration from: From Farm Boy to Senator: Being the History of the Boyhood and Manhood of Daniel Webster By Horatio Alger, Jr., New York :J. S. Ogilvie & Company, [c1882] "Is it a story?" -- "No, Daniel; it is the Constitution of the United States."
July 3, 2008
The Book of accidents: designed for young children. New Haven : S. Babcock, Sidney's press, 1831.
June 23, 2008
MS 410 England, [15th century] Indulgence Scroll (in Lat. and Eng.) Parchment roll, 1515 x 165 mm., unevenly trimmed at top and bottom, composed of three membranes segments glued together, the third an addition of the late fifteenth century. Written and decorated area, 1391 x 141 mm. Single bounding lines and guidelines for text (6mm. apart) ruled in lead. Written in gothic liturgical script in brown and red ink.
June 19, 2008
New acquisitions, unique documents, and visual and textual curiosities from the collections.