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 #4

    February 3, 2020

    Today’s puzzle pictured above for the Paleographical Challenge . Suggested solution to last Friday’s puzzle : The Rev. Charles Churchill, Halifax,...
  • Paleographical Challenge #3

    January 31, 2020

    Today’s puzzle pictured above for the Paleographical Challenge . [Suggested solution to yesterday’s challenge : To make a good Red rulin Inke Take fyne...
  • Paleographical Challenge #2

    January 30, 2020

    Today’s challenge pictured above for Paleographical Challenge . [Suggested solution to yesterday’s challenge : To make inke To make inke. Take...
  • Paleographical Challenge #1

    January 29, 2020

    Welcome to Paleographical Challenge #1! We’ll provide an example, drawn from an item in the Beinecke Library’s current exhibition, “Subscribed: The...
  • Introducing the Paleographical Challenge

    January 28, 2020

    Steal away from work and study, forsake your crosswords and your spelling bees! Beinecke Early Modern invites you to a paleographical puzzle from our current...
  • Diamond in Glass (an exhibit preview)

    January 16, 2020

    A peek at the exhibit installation of the “Critics’ Gallery,” part of the forthcoming exhibition at the Beinecke, “Subscribed: The Manuscript in Britain.” We...