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3rd Week of January 2023

January 22nd, 2023

UAlbany Professor Finds New Poem by Famed Early American Poet Phillis Wheatley

The poem “On the Death of Love Rotch” dated 1767, was found in a Quaker commonplace book at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania attributed to “A Negro Girl about 15 years of age.”

UAlbany Professor Wendy Roberts


The Anne of Green Gables Manuscript

An extensive new site makes the fully digitized manuscript available along with explanatory notes and other supporting material.

Stack of manuscript leaves


Now open: Pattern and Flow

A new Grolier Club exhibition available in person or online on the golden age of American decorated paper.

Marbled paper by Iris Nevins


Brrr–Frost Fairs on the Thames

The Thames River completely froze over during several winters between 1608 and 1814, providing London denizens with a sudden new space to utilize for work and play.

Map of the Frost Fair of 1683-4


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