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Includes handwritten and illuminated 15th and 16th century religious and philosophical manuscripts, as well as the diary of a 19th century missionary to Armenia and a manuscript essay written by John Burroughs and edited by Walt Whitman. These material are held at Amherst College Archives &... more
A significant component of the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center's pre-20th-century cartographic holdings is an extensive collection of nautical charts and atlases pertaining to the world and particularly North America. The core of this collection consists of 25 atlases dating from the 17th and... more
Once hailed by Sports Illustrated as “the most powerful man in sport,” Mark Hume McCormack directly engineered the growth of money and media in modern professional sport. After graduating from the College of William and Mary with a B.A. in French and receiving a law degree from Yale,... more
This collection consists of items from the Mary Ann Beinecke Decorative Art collection hosted by Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
This collection consists of items from the Massachusetts Board of Harbor and Land Commissioners collection hosted by State Library of Massachusetts. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
More than 500 Massachusetts General Hospital employees went to Europe to provide care to soldiers during World War I. Most served at Base Hospital Number 6, which Massachusetts General Hospital operated just south of Bordeaux, France, over 400 miles from the Western front. The published and... more
The major part of this distinguished collection is comprised of religious and devotional texts, but there are also a number of secular and scientific titles. Many are superbly illuminated with exquisite miniatures illustrating the codices and single leaves. Some noteworthy volumes include a... more
A collection of photographs, cranberry labels, and other items from the Middleborough Public Library's Cranberry Collection.
In the early Republic, Moses Brown emerged as an ardent abolitionist, a social reformer, and one of the best known philanthropists in his native Providence, R.I. A Baptist who converted to the Society of Friends in 1774, Brown had made a fortune as a merchant, partly in the... more