Early Modern British, European, and Osborn Collections

The early modern European collections support the study of readers and reading, literature, history, the history of science, and the spread of humanist culture from 1500 to 1800.
  • 16th Century Playing Cards with Kathryn James (That Shakespeare Life)

    May 18, 2020

  • Paleographical Challenge #73

    May 8, 2020

    Today’s post, pictured above, is the last for the 2020 Paleographical Challenge . Unlike the previous 72 puzzles, this, shall we say, is a rather post-...
  • Paleographical Challenge #72

    May 7, 2020

    Today’s puzzle pictured above for the Paleographical Challenge . Suggested transcription for yesterday’s guest manuscript shown below: March 21. L...
  • Paleographical Challenge #71

    May 6, 2020

    Today’s guest manuscript comes courtesy of Sue Walker (Head of Public Services) and Cindy Roman (Curator, Prints, Drawings, & Paintings) at Yale...
  • Paleographical Challenge #70

    May 5, 2020

    Today’s manuscript comes courtesy of Melissa Grafe, Head of the Medical Historical Library at Yale University Library. Visit the Paleographical Challenge...
  • Paleographical Challenge #69

    May 4, 2020

    Today’s guest manuscript comes to us courtesy of Elisabeth Fairman, Chief Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts at the Yale Center for British Art . For...
  • Paleographical Challenge #68

    May 1, 2020

    Today’s guest manuscript arrives courtesy of Alexandra Franklin, Coordinator of the Centre for the Study of the Book at the Bodleian Libraries . Check...
  • Paleographical Challenge #67

    April 30, 2020

    Today’s guest manuscript comes to us courtesy of Suzanne Paul, Keeper of Manuscripts and University Archives at Cambridge University Library . Check back...
  • Paleographical Challenge #66

    April 29, 2020

    Today’s guest manuscript comes courtesy of Shannon Supple, Curator of Rare Books at Smith College . Visit the Paleographical Challenge tomorrow to find...