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.
  • 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...
  • Paleographical Challenge #65

    April 28, 2020

    Today’s guest manuscript arrives courtesy of Mike Webb, Curator of Early Modern Archives and Manuscripts at the Weston Library of the Bodleian. Visit the...
  • Paleographical Challenge #64

    April 27, 2020

    Today’s guest manuscript arrives courtesy of Dennis Duncan and the 39 Step Press printing collective . Check back tomorrow to find its identity and a...
  • Paleographical Challenge #63

    April 24, 2020

    Today’s guest manuscript arrives courtesy of Mitch Fraas, Senior Curator of Special Collections at Penn’s Kislak Center for Special Collections ...