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Content Roundup – Third Week – April 2018

Front cover, Bob Steele on high gear; or, A prize worth winning / by Donald Grayson

This week finds a number of newly digitized items for your research and reading enjoyment, including issues of story papers and dime novels, issues of the Records of the American Catholic Historical Society, and 3 more years of the Belle Air yearbook!

American Catholic Historical Society

Records

Front cover, Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia. Volume XXV, No. 4, December, 1914

Volume 24 (4 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:515335]

Volume 25 (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:516315]

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Beadle’s Frontier Series (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:512991]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:514275]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:514960]

Bob Steele on high gear; or, A prize worth winning / by Donald Grayson
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:490230]

The Bradys and the double daggers; or, The secret sign of vengeance / by a New York detective
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:493164]

Periodicals

Comfort, v. XXVIII, no. 2, December 1915

Comfort (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:515118]

The Ladies’ world, v. XX, no. 11, whole no. 239, November, 1899

The Ladies’ World (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:511666]

Villanova Digital Collection

April 18, 2018

Daily Doodles (1 image added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:516852]

Yearbooks

Belle Air 1936
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:515562]

Belle Air 1941
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:516049]

Belle Air 1942
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:515804]


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Content Roundup – Second Week – April 2018

Front cover, The pirates’ isle / by George Emmett ; profusely illustrated by Harry Maguire

This week available for your consideration and contemplation are a host of newly digitized materials. Noteworthy are a number on dime novels including stories of adventure, piracy, and romance, as well as a scrapbook compiled by United States Army Nurse, Hazel Auis Goff during World War I.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

The haunted trapper; or, Lulu, the beautiful : a thrilling tale of the Northwest / by Lewis Vincent
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:514007]

The pirates’ isle / by George Emmett ; profusely illustrated by Harry Maguire
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:504160]

The Bradys and the forged check; or, The shadow on the shades / by a New York detective
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:492098]

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXIII, no. 2, Saturday, January 14, 1905

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:515062]

Comfort, v. XXVII, no. 12, October 1915

Comfort (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:515080]

The penny popular, no. 240, May 13, 1907

The Penny Popular (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:507383]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:507405]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:507427]

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The magnet library, v. 7, no. 284, July 19, 1913
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:507449]

Great War

Selection, [50] p., WWI scrapbook compiled by United States Army Nurse, Hazel Auis Goff, 1916-1919

WWI scrapbook compiled by United States Army Nurse, Hazel Auis Goff, 1916-1919.
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/vudl:514377]

Historical Society of Montgomery County

National Defender, v. XVII, no. 9, Tuesday, October 8, 1872, Whole Number: 841

National Defender (16 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:465299]

Villanova Digital Collection

Yearbooks (Belle Air 1934)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:514658]


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eBook available: Fun o’ the Forge

Our latest Project Gutenberg release, produced with the help of Distributed Proofreaders, comes from our Joseph McGarrity Collection of materials dealing with Ireland: Fun o’ the Forge, by Brian O’Higgins. Most of the stories in the collection are the author’s own, but three describe themselves as adaptations from An Seabhac‘s 1913 collection, An Baile Seo ‘Gainn-ne.

The book is a collection of short, humorous stories about Irish country life, most revolving around misunderstandings and clever tricks. The forge of the book’s title belongs to Ned M’Grane, a blacksmith who loves to tell stories and longs for better times. The stories are connected together by common characters, and most are told by Ned to the narrator and his friends. While on the surface this is a calm narrative about a simpler time, there is an undercurrent of anger, and it is easy to see how the text relates to its author’s politics.

The entire book may now be read online (or downloaded in a variety of convenient eBook formats) through Project Gutenberg.


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Content Roundup – First Week – April 2018

Front cover, Woman’s home companion, July, 1909

This week, filled with Wildcat basketball championship celebration and parade, we offer a few newly digitized items for your research interest including: magazine and story paper issues and dime novels!

American Catholic Historical Society

Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia. Volume XXIII, No. 4, December, 1912
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:514110]

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction


Dick Talbot’s clean-out; or, The cohort of five : The romance of a just vengeance / by Albert W. Aiken
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:507331]

Wapawkaneta; or, The rangers of the Oneida / by Capt. Frederick Whittaker
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:513775]

The Bradys’ gold vault clew; or, Who killed treasurer Black? / by a New York detective
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:492174]

The mystery of a nighthawk cab / by a New York detective
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:492136]

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXII, no. 39, Saturday, September 24, 1904

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:511018]

p. 33, “Prof. Anderson’s Story About Foods Shot from Guns”, Woman’s home companion, August, 1910

Woman’s Home Journal (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:512902]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:513877]


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Available for proofreading: The Dreadnought Boys Aboard a Destroyer

Our latest Distributed Proofreaders project is The Dreadnought Boys Aboard a Destroyer, the sequel to juvenile naval adventure, The Dreadnought Boys on Battle Practice and the second volume in a six-book series.

If you are interested in helping to turn this long out-of-print novel into a free eBook, you can read this earlier blog post to learn about the process, then join in the fun at the project page.


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Content Roundup – Last Week – March 2018

[40] p., Scrapbook, compiled by cartoonist and journalist, Fay King, 1916-1919

Catch this end of March (and filled with Final Four fervor) listing of newly digitized materials! Noteworthy materials include: a scrapbook compiled by nationally prominent cartoonist and journalist Fay King during the Great War, more dime novel and story paper issues, and 3 more years of the Belle Air yearbook!

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

David Crockett’s boy hunter / by Edward Willett
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:512182]

The Bradys and the dynamite gang; or, Ten hours of deadly peril / by a New York detective
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:492598]

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXII, no. 38, Saturday, September 17, 1904

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:5110000]

The People’s Home Journal, v. XXII, no. 4, April 1907

People’s Home Journal (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:512366]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:512336]

Great War

[21, Insert page 1], Scrapbook, compiled by cartoonist and journalist, Fay King, 1916-1919

Scrapbook, compiled by cartoonist and journalist, Fay King, 1916-1919
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:513610]

The Society of The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick for The Relief of Emigrants from Ireland

Documents

Emigrants from Ireland, together with the list of members of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, 1771-1884
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:512433]

Villanova Digital Collection

Yearbooks (Access to Villanova Community only)

Belle Air 1935
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:513326]

Belle Air 1938
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:512483]

Belle Air 1939
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:513093]


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St. Paddy’s Day from the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick

On March 17, 1814, the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick met to celebrate the anniversary of St. Patrick in Philadelphia. The United States was in the middle of war with England that would last for nearly another year. The following is a transcription, and notes, from that gathering.

From Rules Minutes &c. of the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, 1813-1852, p. 20-22.

A portion of the transcribed text is from the digitized copy from The Society of The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick for The Relief of Emigrants from Ireland collection found in Falvey’s Digital Library.

 

20

This being the anniversary of St. Patrick, [2] the Society, [3] agreeably to former arrangement dined together at the Mansion House Hotel in Market Street, and were honored with the company of the officers of the St. Andrew’s, [4] St. George’s, [5] the Welsh and the German [6] Societies, and of the Right Reverend

21.

Bishop White, [7] the Reverend Doctors Blackwell [8] and Abercrombie [9] and other respectable citizens. After Dinner the following toasts were given from the Chair.

1. The Immortal Memory of St. Patrick.
2. The Land of our Fathers.
3. The United States: __ the country of our Adoption.
4. The Memory of George Washington.
May it ever be, as it always has been, held in grateful remembrance by the
Hibernian Society. [10]
5. The Memory of General Montgomery, [11] and the nation of Hibernia, [12] who spilt
their blood for the achievement of the Independence of America.
6. The President [13] and constituted authorities of the Union.
7. The Governor [14] and Commonwealth of Pennsylva
8. The Militia, Army and Navy of the United States.
May their joint and separate exertions in defense of this country meet their best
reward — the approbation of that country.

22.

9th The Union of the States
May each return of our anniversary find that Union drawn more close and more strongly cemented by mutual for bearance, material good will and mutual interests.
10th The Commerce, the Agriculture and the Manufacturer of the United States.
As they naturally depend upon each other, may no unreasonable jealousies deprive them of mutual assistance.
11. The Ocean
May it be the great high was for all Nations – Usurped by none.
12. The American Non descripts: Best described by Commodores Bainbridge, [15] and Decatur: [16] the Captains Hull [17] and Jones, [18] their brave officers and crews.
13. A speedy Peace, [19] upon such terms as the United States ought to grant, and the Enemy ought to accept.
14. Social Intercourse.
May the spirit of a party never rise so high as to destroy private friendships, prevent the reunion of good men, or endanger the Liberties and Happiness of our common Country.

23.

15. The benevolence Societies of St. Andrews, St. George, the Welsh and the German.
16. The Education of Youth: __ the only certain mode of securing to the commonwealth “Virtue, Liberty and Independence”.
17. The fair daughter of Columbia. [20]

____________________________________

[1] “History.” Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick For the Relief of Emigrants From Ireland. 15 Sep. 2017. <http://www.friendlysons.com/history/>
[2] “… Known as the “Apostle of Ireland”, he is the primary patron saint of Ireland” Saint Patrick. Wikipedia. 15 Sep. 2017. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Patrick>
[3] “History.” Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick For the Relief of Emigrants from Ireland. 15 Sep. 2017. <http://www.friendlysons.com/history/>
[4] “About Us.” The St. Andrew’s Society of Philadelphia. 15 Sep. 2017. <http://98.129.112.200/about-us/>
[5] “… being citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, having associated for the purpose of establishing in Philadelphia, a society for the advice and assistance of Englishmen” St. George Society of Philadelphia. Wikipedia. 15 Sep. 2017. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._George_Society_of_Philadelphia>
[6] “Our History.” The German Society of Pennsylvania. 15 Sep. 2017. <http://www.germansociety.org/our-history/>
[7] White, William, 1748-1836. ; William White (bishop of Pennsylvania). Wikipedia. 15 Sep. 2017. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_White_(bishop_of_Pennsylvania)>
[8]Blackwell, Robert, 1748-1831. ; “Blackwell Rev. Robert, D. D. 50 Pine” Paxton, John A. The Philadelphia Directory and Register for 1813… Philadelphia : B. & T. Kite, 1813. Internet Archive. 15 Sep. 2017. <https://archive.org/stream/philadelphiadire1813phil#page/55/mode/2up/search/blackwell>
[9]Abercrombie, James, 1758-1841. ; “Abercrombie James, D. D. assistant minister of Christ & St. Peter’s churches Sec. 162 S. Fourth” Paxton, John A. The Philadelphia Directory and Register for 1813… Philadelphia : B. & T. Kite, 1813. Internet Archive. 15 Sep. 2017. <https://archive.org/stream/philadelphiadire1813phil#page/25/mode/2up/search/Abercrombie>
[10] “is an Irish Catholic fraternal organisation. Members must be Catholic and either born in Ireland or of Irish descent. Its largest membership is now in the United States” Ancient Order of Hibernians. Wikipedia. 15 Sep. 2017. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Order_of_Hibernians>
[11] Montgomery, Richard, 1738-1775. ; “a major general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and he is most famous for leading the failed 1775 invasion of Canada” Richard Montgomery. Wikipedia. 15 Sep. 2017. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Montgomery>
[12] “is the Classical Latin name for the island of Ireland. ” Hibernia. Wikipedia. 15 Sep. 2017. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hibernia>
[13] Madison, James, 1751-1836. ; “Presidents: James Madison.” The White House. Whitehouse.gov. Washington, D.C. 15 Sep. 2017. <https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600/presidents/jamesmadison>
[14] Snyder, Simon, 1759-1819. ; “the third Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, serving three terms from 1808 to 1817.” Simon Snyder. Wikipedia. 15 Sep. 2017. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Snyder>.
[15] Bainbridge, William, 1774-1833. ; William Bainbridge. Wikipedia. 15 Sep. 2017. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Bainbridge>
[16] Decatur, Stephen, 1779-1820. ; Stephen Decatur. Wikipedia. 15 Sep. 2017. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Decatur>
[17] Hull, Isaac, 1773-1843. ; Isaac Hull. Wikipedia. 15 Sep. 2017. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Hull>
[18] Jones, Jacob, 1768-1850. ; Jacob Jones. Wikipedia. 15 Sep. 2017. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob_Jones>
[19] “The War of 1812 lasted from June 1812-February 1815, a span of two years and eight months.” “War of 1812 — FAQs” Civil War Trust. ©2017 Civil War Trust. 15 Sep. 2017. <https://www.civilwar.org/learn/articles/war-of-1812-faqs>
[20] “… is a historical name used by both Europeans and Americans to describe the Americas, the New World, and often, more specifically, the United States of America. ” Columbia (name). Wikipedia. 15 Sep. 2017. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_(name)>

 


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Content Roundup – Third Week – March 2018

Buck Buckram; or, Bess, the female trapper : a tale of the far South-west / by Captain J. F. C. Adams

Spring and snow both arrived this week; this week also brings a number of newly digitized resources to your attention including several new dime novels and story paper issues and a few more documents from the Society of The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

The Bradys and the French crooks; or, Detective work in Paris / by a New York detective
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:492674]

Beadle’s Frontier Series (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:512728]

Hurricane Bill; or, Mustang Sam and his “pard” : a romance of the “Evil Land” / by Jos. E. Badger, Jr.

Beadle’s Half Dime Library (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:507365]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:506867]

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXII, no. 37, Saturday, September 10, 1904

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:510982]

p. 171, “Bobby’s First Long Pants”, Farm and home, Western edition, v. XXXV, no. 738, March 1, 1914

Farm and Home (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:507873]

The New York Ledger, v. XIV, no. 39, December 4, 1858

New York Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:504898]

The Society of The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick for The Relief of Emigrants from Ireland

Documents

Membership Roll of The Society of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick, January 1, 1955
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:511618]

Programs (1 item added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:486743]

Villanova Digital Collection

Daily Doodles (2018: 1 image added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:512722]


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Content Roundup – Second Week – March 2018

The gentlewoman, v. XLV, no. 3, March 1916

This week, peruse a few of the newly digitized resources, including a number of new story paper issues, another minute book from the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, another episode of Mail Call – the podcast featuring Great War audio readings – and a set of flags from the Jones collection.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Oregon Sol; or, Nick Whiffles’s boy spy / by Capt. J. F. C. Adams
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:506815]

The Bradys’ double death trap; or, After the St. Louis Seven / by a New York detective
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:492712]

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXII, no. 36, Saturday, September 3, 1904

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:510964]

The gentlewoman, v. XLV, no. 5, May 1916

The Gentlewoman (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:503966]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:511692]

The New York family story paper, v. XIII no. 698, Saturday, February 19, 1887

New York Family Story Paper (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:504908]

The New York Ledger, v. XIV, no. 37, November 20, 1858.

New York Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:504888]

The People’s Home Journal, v. XV, no. 5, May 1903

People’s Home Journal (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:512284]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:512310]

Great War

Mail Call (Episode 9 added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:353234]


The Society of The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick for The Relief of Emigrants from Ireland

Front pastdown

Rules Minutes &c. of the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, 1877-1889.
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:511736]

World

Color painting on silk depicting a merchant steam ship at sea, 1893

Thomas John Jones, Merchant Navy Officer (16 items added)

[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:509235]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:509283]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:509612]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:509267]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:509251]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:509239]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:509243]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:509287]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:509295]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:509279]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:509255]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:509259]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:509263]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:509271]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:509275]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:509247]


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Content Roundup – First Week – March 2018

Plate, [xxxiv] p., Officia propria sanctorum ordinis Eremitarum Sancti Augustini Clementis Decimi ; privilegio aucta, et auctoritate recognita, 1673

As snow and ice again pound the campus, we present a few newly digitized titles to read and research. Notable titles include new Dime Novel and Story Paper issues, another history of the Augustinian order, and more documents from the Friendly Son’s of St. Patrick.

Contributions from Augustinian Theologians and Scholars

Officia propria sanctorum ordinis Eremitarum Sancti Augustini Clementis Decimi ; privilegio aucta, et auctoritate recognita ; nunc primum jussa… Hieronymi Valuasorii Mediolansis
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:511156]

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Sol Scott, the masked miner; or, Dan Brown’s double / by Joseph E. Badger, Jr.
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:506781]

Wildcat Bob, the boss bruiser / by Edward L. Wheeler
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:506833]

The brave boy hunters of Kentucky / by Capt. Frederick Whittake
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:510862]

The Bradys’ six bell clue; or, The masked men of magic mountain / by a New York detective
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:492788]

The Bradys and the floating head; or, The clue found in the river / by a New York detective
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:492750]

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXII, no. 35, Saturday, August 27, 1904

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:507855]

The New York Ledger, v. XIV, no. 36, November 13, 1858

New York Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:504878]

The Society of The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick for The Relief of Emigrants from Ireland

Twenty Years of Scholarships for Irish University Graduates

Documents (3 items added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:511665]

The Society of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick, 190th Annual Dinner, March 17, 1960

Annual programs (4 items added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:486743]

Villanova Digital Collection

February 28, 2018. (Happy Birthday to Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, Ph.D._

Daily Doodles (2018: 3 images added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:507486]


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