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 #33

    March 13, 2020

    Today’s puzzle pictured above for the Paleographical Challenge . Suggested solution to yesterday’s puzzle shown below: R We F N S A I Francis Bacon...
  • Paleographical Challenge #32

    March 12, 2020

    Today’s puzzle shown above for the Paleographical Challenge . Suggested solution to yesterday’s challenge below: Antonio de herrera’s history...
  • Paleographical Challenge #31

    March 11, 2020

    Today’s puzzle pictured above for the Paleographical Challenge . Suggested solution to yesterday’s puzzle shown below: Saturd. night, one Brown, a...
  • Paleographical Challenge #30

    March 10, 2020

    Today’s puzzle pictured above for the Paleographical Challenge . Suggested solution to yesterday’s puzzle shown below: Sept r 29 The Letters from...
  • Paleographical Challenge #28

    March 6, 2020

    Today’s puzzle pictured above for the Paleographical Challenge . Suggested solution to yesterday’s challenge shown here: honorabil cosin aftir the...
  • Paleographical Challenge #27

    March 5, 2020

    Today’s puzzle pictured above for the Paleographical Challenge . Suggested solution to yesterday’s challenge : 3 July It more borrowed of grace by my La...
  • Paleographical Challenge #26

    March 4, 2020

    Today’s puzzle pictured above for the Paleographical Challenge . Suggested solution to yesterday’s challenge : Postscript. Wee beseech yo r Lo pp...
  • Paleographical Challenge #25

    March 3, 2020

    Today’s puzzle pictured above for the Paleographical Challenge . Suggested solution to yesterday’s challenge : Noble Cousin/ Wee are brought to y e...
  • Paleographical Challenge #24

    March 2, 2020

    Today’s puzzle pictured above for the Paleographical Challenge . Suggested solution to yesterday’s challenge : Answer: the top signature is...
  • Paleographical Challenge #23

    February 28, 2020

    For today’s challenge: Which signature is authentic? For bonus points: who created the (less) authentic signature? For smarty pants points: who created...