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Archive for October, 2009

Johnson at 300 at Yale

My colleague Kathryn James’s exhibition on Johnson and Boswell, “Really As It Was: Writing the Life of Samuel Johnson” will be on display at Yale’s Beinecke Library until mid-December, and has an excellent online version as well. The Beinecke is of course the home of the tremendous Boswell Papers collection, much of which has been digitized.

Published in:John Overholt |on October 26th, 2009 |Comments Off on Johnson at 300 at Yale

A new member of the family

Today we unveiled the newest blog at Houghton, the aptly named Houghton Library Blog. Alongside the Catablog and the Modern Books and Manuscripts Blog, the new blog will cover new acquisitions, events, and interesting discoveries throughout the all the departments at Houghton.

Published in:John Overholt |on October 23rd, 2009 |Comments Off on A new member of the family

Peyraud rundown

You’ll need to have access to the journal Eighteenth-Century Studies to read it, but Maureen Mulvihill’s report on the Paula Peyraud sale, at which we made a number of purchases, is now online.

UPDATE: The PDF of the report is now available here.

Published in:John Overholt |on October 16th, 2009 |Comments Off on Peyraud rundown

Just wild about Mary

My fellow Mary Hyde enthusiast Jerry Morris has just posted a great story about finding a used copy of Bate’s biography of Johnson with a triple play of Johnsonian provenance, in a rather out-of-the-way place. In addition, he’s posted scans of some photos of Mary, including a scandalous photo I’d never seen before. Who knew the future Viscountess Eccles was such a wild youth!

Published in:John Overholt |on October 13th, 2009 |Comments Off on Just wild about Mary