Entries Tagged as 'Publications'

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

What Would Thomas Hollis Do?

The Liberty Fund is following a plan first devised by Thomas Hollis over 200 years ago and making available “once again a selection of titles originally distributed to the colonies by one of the most remarkable philanthropists and supporters of American independence, the eighteenth-century Englishman Thomas Hollis.” Hollis (1720-1774) distributed books and pamphlets, to Harvard […]

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

R.E.S. Ipsa Loquitur

Friends of Houghton Library will be pleased to learn that former Curator of Rare Books, Roger Eliot Stoddard, has presented to the Library a copy of his A Bibliographical Description of Books and Pamphlets of American Verse Printed from 1610 through 1820 published earlier this year by the Penn State University Press for the Bibliographical […]

Friday, June 15th, 2012

You’ve Got Mail: Send some mail of your own!

“You’ve Got Mail”… Isn’t that such a nice thing to hear and doesn’t it feel good when friends and family take the time to reach out to you with a good old-fashioned notecard? Please take a moment to stop by the lobby at Houghton Library where you will find a collection of notecards for sale […]

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Harvard Library Bulletin articles featured

We are pleased to report that the March-April issue of Harvard Magazine draws on two articles recently published in the Harvard Library Bulletin. The Treasure column, “Orderly Living,” draws on Professor Jeffrey Hamburger’s study of Houghton Library MS Typ 590 in HLB 21:1-2 (2010, published in July 2011). Hamburger’s essay on a previously unpublished Regimen […]

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Greek Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Houghton Library

[Thanks to William Stoneman, Florence Fearrington Librarian of Houghton Library, for contributing this post.] We congratulate Nadezhda Kavrus-Hoffmann on the publication of the third and final installment of her Catalogue of Greek Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Houghton Library which has appeared in Manuscripta: A Journal of Manuscript Research 55.1 (2011), 1-108. Earlier installments appeared […]

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

John Ward and His Magnificent Collection

[This post was contributed by William Stoneman, Florence Fearrington Librarian of Houghton Library.] John Ward and His Magnificent Collection, edited by Gordon Hollis and published earlier this year by Golden Legend, Inc., is described by Hollis as a second festschrift in honor of Ward, a full 25 years after a first festschrift and his retirement […]

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Ward Collection featured “Treasure” in Harvard Magazine

The Harvard Theatre Collection, part of Houghton Library, has been enriched in thousands of ways by the collecting zeal of William Powell Mason Professor of Music Emeritus John M. Ward and the late Ruth Neils Ward.  Professor Ward is developing collections which reflect the uses of music in opera, ballet and social dance;  his collection […]

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Thomas Hollis

Thomas Hollis is much on our collective mind these days.  Houghton Library has recently published “From the Great Desire of Promoting Learning”: Thomas Hollis’s Gifts to the Harvard College Library by William H. Bond, Librarian of Houghton Library from 1965 until 1982.  Bond’s checklist documents Hollis’s donations and illuminates his goal in spreading the political […]