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3rd Week of March 2023

March 19th, 2023

Frances Clayton and the Women Soldiers of the Civil War

Clayton was reputed to be able to pass as a male soldier in part because of her enjoyment of “manly vices” such as drinking, smoking, swearing, and gambling.

Francis Clayton in military uniform


Classics Illustrated Comics at Falvey Library

Great works of literature like you’ve never seen them before!

Cover of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea


Experimenting with Print

Radiocarbon dating confirms an 18th century origin for a woodblock long thought to be centuries older.

Woodblock depicting two scenes from the blockbook Apocalypse cycle,


Modern Books and Manuscripts and the Reese Sale

Houghton added six items to its incomparable Melville collection at the sale.

Melville’s note to George Putnam, May 1854


Note, Gentle Reader

A heavily annotated copy of the Nuremberg Chronicle.

Annotations around an image of Cleopatra


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