Sex, Drugs, and … Law Books?
People write things in books: that’s a given. Usually it’s just their name or some notes on the content; sometimes, though, it’s art. Reproduced above is a poem penned on the blank verso of the last leaf of one of Penn’s incunables, a slim volume titled Oratio Dicta a Petro Marso in Funere Illustrissimi Hieronymi…
From the Gales of War to a Life of Peace: H.A.L.H. Wade, Soldier and Interpreter
On 16 December 1888, Harry Amyas Leigh Herschel Wade (1873-1959) received a book from his housemaster at Harrow as “diligentiae praemium” [the reward of industry]. That industry would support Lieutenant-Colonel H.A.L.H. Wade in a career of both warfighting and peacemaking that spanned two World Wars and the rise and fall of the League of Nations.
Learning Mathematics in North America
Written by John F. Anderies, archival processor The Arnold and Deanne Kaplan collection of Americana is now available for research. Besides their fine work building the Arnold and Deanne Kaplan collection of Early American Judaica, available to researchers at Penn’s Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, the Kaplans built a small collection of…