Sunday, March 22, 2015

Links & Reviews

- A great new resource from the AAS: they've released a searchable database of their Mathew Carey Papers.

- Remains found beneath a convent in Madrid are believed to be those of Cervantes (though they proved not to be the bones found in a coffin marked with tacks spelling out "M C").

- The Bibliographical Society has launched an annual "Virtual Issue," designed as "a retrospective gathering of key articles in a particular field" drawn from The Library and introduced by a guest editor. The first issue, on incunabula, has been edited by John Goldfinch.

- The University of Rochester has been awarded a $100,672 pilot grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund a digital humanities institute for mid-career librarians.

- The Beinecke Library has acquired several WWI-period Red Cross newsletters containing previously unrecorded Edith Wharton writings.

- Jay Moschella writes for the BPL's Collections of Distinctions blog about their holdings of Koberger imprints.

- The Cuban National Archives (ARNAC) has begun digitizing maps, photographs, and other materials from the collections.

- A collection of letters between Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and constable G.A. Anson over the George Edalji case went to the auction block last week, but failed to sell. The collection revealed that Anson fabricated evidence to discredit Conan Doyle and his theories about the case.

- A 1590s tapestry map of Worcestershire will soon be displayed at the Bodleian Library as part of the opening exhibition at the newly-renovated building (which will also include the Magna Carta, a First Folio, and the Codex Mendoza).

- At The Collation, Sarah Hovde highlights an 1871 raised-type edition of King Lear at the Folger.

- Adam Hooks has a new post at Anchora, "Reading Devices."

- A collection of photographs purchased at auction in 2006 have now been reportedly confirmed as belonging to, and mostly taken by, John Ruskin.

Reviews

- Mary Pilon's The Monopolists; review by James McManus in the NYTimes.

- Ruth Scurr's John Aubrey: My Own Life; reviews by Daisy Hay in the Telegraph and Frances Wilson in the New Statesman.

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