Beinecke Top Tens: EARTH DAY

April 22, 2013

By Nancy Kuhl

Ten fascinating books, manuscripts, collections…that will make you want to leave the library!

Peanuts cartoons about Silent Spring, Rachel Carson Papers, YCAL MSS 46, Box 71, Folders 1267-1269.

Henry David Thoreau’s draft of the concluding paragraphs for Walden, Henry David Thoreau Collection, YCAL MSS 203, Box 1, Folder 6.

Annie Dillard’s notecards for Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Annie Dillard Papers, YCAL MSS 422, Box 11.

Diary of John Bell’s June-August 1843 birding expedition with John James Audubon, WA MSS S-1752.

Birds of North America, John James Audubon, Beinecke SSy 13g 31.

Pictured: Hand-sketched illustrations for Rachel Carson’s Edge of the Sea (1955), Rachel Carson Papers, YCAL MSS 46, Box 26, Folder 465. (;

John G. Brady Photograph Album of Alaska, 1870-1925, WA MSS S-1206, Box 28

Ansel Adams Photographs of Yosemite, in the Mabel Dodge Luhan Papers, YCAL MSS 196, Box 77, Folder 2139.

Map from “a Shaddot Chief a Copunnish and Skillute several other Indians at the great Narrows of Columbia on the 18th April 1806,” from Lewis and Clark Expedition Maps, WA MSS 303, Box 2, folder 54r.

15 flies for flyfishing made by Lee Wulff, Lee Wulff Papers, Gen MSS 946, Box 21 (art).

Compiled by Charlotte Parker, Y’13

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