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Anonymous: Library books which I have read

 Collection — Container: Manuscripts (not separately boxed) - 1
Identifier: MS 0030

Scope and Contents

List of 29 library books taken to be read between May 1800 and Dec. 1803 with comments. Most of the works are non-fiction. "Paul and Virginia" by Bernardin de Saint Pierre and several satires represent the fiction read. Among the recent non-fiction are William Goldsmith's "Citizen of the World", Richard Cumberland's "Calvary, or the Death of Christ, and Benjamin Franklin's "Autobiography". The last page contains a list of due dates for 1803 for the Social Library in Petersham [Massachusetts] beginning the 11th of April. The author is unknown.

Dates

  • 1800-1803

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted

Biographical Note

No information available.

Extent

0.04 Linear Feet (1 folder containing [6] p. ; 16 cm.)

Abstract

Anonymous. List of Books Read, 1800-1803, presumably by a member of the Social Library of Petersham, Massachusetts. Most of the 29 books listed are non-fiction; brief comments accompany each entry.
Title
Library books which I have read, 1800-1803.
Subtitle
Finding Aid
Status
Edited Full Draft
Date
© 2004
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Encoding funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Repository Details

Part of the Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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