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European views and portraits by Esther Borough Johnson

Earlier this year, we acquired an album of sketches by English artist Esther Borough Johnson. The album has been digitized so you can peruse it at your leisure. The album depicts various places in England, Italy, France, and other European countries. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is probably the most widely-recognized landmark in the album.

Drawing of the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy.

Pisa, Italy. [7, recto]

Some drawings are labeled with the name of the place depicted, but many are not. Many of the drawings are undated as well, but the dates noted in the album include 1921 and 1922.

Sketch of a courtyard with a woman leaning over a well.

Sketch of a courtyard in Majorca (Mallorca). [5, recto]

The drawings are mainly done in graphite, although some have had color added. Many of the sketches are unfinished, likely quick drawings in situ that may have been used later as references for completed works. In addition to cityscapes, Esther drew a number of street scenes and portraits.

A beach scene at Honfleur (France). [13, recto]

Esther’s art provides an intimate glimpse into several European locations in the early 1920s with an eye for more than just the typical tourist scenes. The art has been assembled into a larger album, but many of the works are done on smaller pieces of paper. It is easy to imagine Esther pulling out a small sketchbook whenever a particular scene caught her eye.

Two sketches of Bruges (Belgium), another unidentified city street, and some chickens. [41, recto]

The complete album of Esther’s sketches can be viewed in our Digital Library. Elsewhere online, you can view three examples of Esther’s finished paintings at ArtUK. ArtUK also has a portrait of Esther painted by her husband Ernest Borough Johnson. The Suffolk Artists website has a brief biography of Esther.

 


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Content Roundup – Last Week – August 2019

This week we present a set of newly digitized materials! Noteworthy materials include: story paper issues, more vintage Villanova Theater programs, more maps from the John F. Smith, III and Susan B. Smith Antique Map Collection, 29 more issues of the National Defender newspaper, and another ledger book from the MacSwiney Club Collection, and the New York Family Story Paper Prize Joke Book and Almanac!

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Eunice Earle, or, The fatal compact / by Mary Kyle Dallas
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:574314]

Bogus Dime, the North Pole detective; or, Hunting the needle fiend / by Will Winch
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:568367]

Periodicals

Front cover, selection, Chicago Ledger, v. XLV, no. 16, Saturday, April 21, 1917

Chicago Ledger (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:566553]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:567552]

rank Leslie’s Chimney Corner, v. XXVII, no. 690, August 17, 1878

Chimney Corner (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:576599]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:576607]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:576627]

Family Story Paper Prize Joke Book and Almanac (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:574716]

Portland Transcript (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:570866]

Detail, p. 245 “Holiday Music”, Hearth and Home, v. VII, no. 13, Saturday, September 19, 1874

Hearth and Home (6 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:570112]

Newspapers

Paterson daily guardian, v. VI, no. 839, Wednesday evening, August 3, 1859


Paterson Daily Guardian (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:571118]

[73] p., Stoddart’s review, v. I, no. 10, May 15, 1880

Stoddart’s Review (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:570970]

Historical Society of Montgomery County

National Defender (29 issues from 1875)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:576559]

The John F. Smith, III and Susan B. Smith Antique Map Collection

Hungaria, 1623

Hungaria
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:573685]

Le Port au Prince dans l’isle de St. Domingue

Le Port au Prince dans l’isle de St. Domingue
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:571353]

A plan of Fort St. Louis Harbor on the south side of Hispaniola, 1888

A plan of Fort St. Louis Harbor on the south side of Hispaniola
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:571347]

MacSwiney Club

Irish American Club

p. 13, Minute Book

Minute book, Irish American Club (Philadelphia, Pa.), May 1898 – December 1901
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:577786]

Villanova Digital Collection

Program, Dramatic Entertainment by the Villanova Dramatic Society, “Eily O’Connor” and “Cherry Bounce”, December 17, 1879

Villanova Theatre (23 items added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:571235]


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The Shelf List, August 2019

The Shelf List highlights items added to the catalog in the past month. Some of these are new acquisitions and some are items from our backlog. Follow the links to view the full catalog records.

Photo of a map of Port au Prince.

Le Port au Prince dans l’isle de St. Domingue (1764) by Jacques Bellin.

Art Curiosa Collection

Leslie, Frank. Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner. New York: [Mrs. Frank Leslie, etc.], 1865. [New issues added.]

Leslie’s Illustrated Weekly Newspaper. New York [N.Y.]: Leslie-Judge Co., 1914. [New issues added.]

Lot of Newspapers Published December 8, 1941.

Munro, Norman L. Golden Hours. New York, N.Y.: Norman L. Munro. [New issues added.]

Portland Eclectic and Northern Home. Portland, Me.: S.T. Pickard & Co.

Portland Tribune. Portland [Me.]: [s.n].

The Saturday Evening Post. Philadelphia [Pa.]: Samuel D. Patterson & Co.

Stoddart’s Review. Philadelphia: J. M. Stoddart & Co.

 

Early American Imprints

The Lehigh Register. Allentown, Pa.: Augustus L. Ruhe.

Paterson Daily Guardian. Paterson, N.J.: Van Derhoven & Irish, 1864.

 

The John F. Smith, III and Susan B. Smith Antique Map Collection

Aa, Pieter van der. La Grande Tartarie, Suivant Les Nouvelles Observations De Messrs. De L’Académie Royale De Sciences, Etc.: Augmentés De Nouveau. A Leide: Chez Pierre vander Aa, 1729.

Bellin, Jacques Nicolas. L’empire De La Chine: Pour Servir a L’histoire Générale Des Voyages. s.l: s.n., 1748.

Bellin, Jacques Nicolas. Le Port Au Prince Dans L’isle De St. Domingue. [Paris]: [s.n.], 1764.

Buchon, J. A. C. 1791-1846. Carte Geographique, Statistique Et Historique De La Pensylvanie.

Diderot, Denis. Astronomie. Paris: Briasson, 1751.

Jefferys, Thomas. A Plan of the Harbour of Chebucto and Town of Halifax. [London]: [Gentleman’s Magazine], 1750.

Keulen, Johannes van. Nieuwe Paskaert Van De Kust Van Hollandt Tussen Texel Ende Maes, Waer in Vertoont Wert Alle Syn Diepten En Droochten. Als Mede Hoe Haer De Landen Vertoonen Vytter Zee: Seer Naeukeurigh Opgestelt. t’ Amsterdam: by Johannes van Keulen, boeckverkoper ande Oostsyde vande Nieubrugh, inde gekroonde lootsman, 1697.

Levasseur, V. Amérique Méridionale. A Paris: Chez A. Combette, Editeur, rue St. Jacques, No. 41, 1847.

Levasseur, V. Amérique Septentrionale. Paris: A. Combette, 1845.

Mercator, Gerhard, and Hendrik Hondius. Hungaria. [Amsterdam?]: [Henricus Hondius?], 1623.

Sayer, Robert. A Plan of Fort St. Louis Harbor On the South Side of Hispaniola. London: Printed for Robert Sayer…, 1788.

 

If you are interested in viewing any Special Collections materials, you can schedule an appointment with our staff.


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eBook available: The Red Cross Girls in the British Trenches

The latest title from our collection to become a Project Gutenberg eBook is The Red Cross Girls in the British Trenches, the first title in a series of juvenile adventures about four American girls who come from substantially different backgrounds but work together to provide relief to the wounded during the first World War.

While many war series were published at this time with a male audience in mind, this is one of the rarer titles marketed to young girls. The narrative is significantly more character-driven than the “boys’ books” of the time, but it still delivers a few action set pieces. It also touches on issues including gender roles, mental illness and the impact of the Civil War, providing an example of how these topics were portrayed to a mainstream juvenile audience at the start of the twentieth century (which, of course, may seem insensitive by twenty-first century standards).

The full text of the book may be read online or downloaded in a variety of popular formats through Project Gutenberg.


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Content Roundup – Third Week – August 2019

Program, The Belle Masque Society presents, “Stalag 17”, March 31, April 1-3, 1954

Newly digitized this week are a host of new materials including story paper issues, vintage Villanova Theater programs, maps from the John F. Smith, III and Susan B. Smith Antique Map Collection, 12 issues of the National Defender newspaper from November 1874 – January 1875, a ledger book from the MacSwiney Club Collection, more Irish music from the Philadelphia Ceili Group, and all of the extant issues of the newspaper Wayne Signal from the Radnor Historical Society Collection.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Middy Ned, the runaway; or, The Search for the missing youth / by Old Sleuth

Middy Ned, the runaway; or, The Search for the missing youth / by Old Sleuth
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:570930]

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:567429]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:566507]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:566530]

Flag of Our Union (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:570675]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:570688]

International Weekly Illustrated Ladies’ Journal (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:570910]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:573648]

Cock Robin : and other stories / by Palmer Cox

Philadelphia Inquirer supplements (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:571022]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:570982]

Portland eclectic and northern home, v. 4, no. 28, Saturday, April 8, 1854

Portland Eclectic and Northern Home (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:570756]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:570732]

Portland Transcript (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:570830]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:570842]

Historical Society of Montgomery County

National Defender (12 issues from November 1874 – January 1875)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:556644]

The John F. Smith, III and Susan B. Smith Antique Map Collection

Astronomie
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:571359]

A plan of the harbour of Chebucto and town of Halifax
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:571253]

Nieuwe paskaert van de kust van Hollandt tussen Texel ende Maes, waer in vertoont wert alle syn diepten en droochten.
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:571317]

Amérique méridionale / géographie et statistique de V. Levasseur
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:571305]

Amérique Septentrionale / geographie et statistique de V. Levasseur

Amérique Septentrionale / geographie et statistique de V. Levasseur
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:571311]

Carte geographique, statistique et historique de la Pensylvanie
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:571323]

MacSwiney Club Collection

Irish American Club

Ledger, Stuarts Monthly Due Ledger, No. 190, for lodges,societies, clubs, etc., Irish American Club (Philadelphia, Pa.)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:576759]

Newspapers

The Lehigh register, v. 1, no. 45, August 17, 1847

The Lehigh register (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:571062]

Philadelphia Ceili Group

1982 Fall Festival (1 file added, Tape #4)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:576560]

Radnor Historical Society

The Wayne Signal, v. 1, no. 4, April 1888

Wayne Signal (all 10 extant issues)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:576558]

Villanova Digital Collection

Photographs and Illustrations

Campus Aerial View, 1920s.

Campus Aerial View, 1920s
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:549810]

Villanova, Nursing students, class of 1958.

Villanova, Nursing students, class of 1958.
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:549806]

Students Discussing with Teacher in Classroom, 1982
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:550419]

Villanova Theatre

Program, The Belle Masque Society presents, “Stalag 17”, March 31, April 1-3, 1954

Programs (11 programs added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:571235]


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Available for proofreading: Our Young Aeroplane Scouts in France and Belgium

Our latest book to appear as part of the Distributed Proofreaders project is Our Young Aeroplane Scouts in France and Belgium. Like the recent Red Cross Girls titles, this is part of a wave of juvenile adventure novels released in reaction to the first World War, and it has been out of print for more than a century.

You can volunteer to help turn the images from our Digital Library into a new, free electronic edition of the text at Project Gutenberg. To join in, first read this earlier blog post to learn how the process works, then head to the project page to begin work.


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Content Roundup – Second Week – August 2019

Selection [8] p., “Cast”, program, The Belle Masque Society, “Tiger at the Gates”, November 5-9, 1958

Newly digitized this week are a host of new resources; notable new items include: many Villanova Theatre programs, a heavily annotated copy of the first history of Villanova College (annotations by Fr. Middleton), more story paper and newspaper issues, an artists sketch and scrapbook, and the 2019 Falvey Scholars papers.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

The Philadelphia mint robbery; or, Old Cap. Collier’s curious clew / by the author of “Old Cap. Collier.”
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:568331]

The Vanishing opals; or, Old Sleuth and the Strangways’ Tangle
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:567797]

Adrien Leroy / by Charles Garvice
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:574241]

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger, v. XLIV, no. 1, January 1, 1916

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added, v. 44)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:567375]

Chicago Ledger (3 issues added, v. 34)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:565793]

Saturday Evening Post (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:571415]

Saturday Night (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:569575]

p. [232], Street & Smith’s Literary Album, v. IV, no. 18, October 19, 1867, no. 96.

Street & Smith’s Literary Album (8 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:570108]

Youth’s Companion (2 issues)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:570083]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:570814]

New York Family Story Paper (4 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:570234]

New York Weekly (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:570245]

p. [281], Portland tribune, v. 4, no. 36, Saturday, December 14, 1844

Portland Tribune (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:570790]

p. 310, International Weekly Illustrated Ladies’ Journal, part 10, no. 20

International Weekly Illustrated Ladies’ Journal (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:567631]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:570890]

Flag of Our Union (4 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:567921]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:570639]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:570651]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:570663]

Historical Society of Montgomery County

Selection, front cover, National Defender, v. XVIII, no. 52, Tuesday, August 11, 1874, Whole Number: 936

National Defender (11 issues added from 1874, August/September/October)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:556644]

MacSwiney Club

Irish American Club

Membership card, Irish American Club, no. 356, 1954

Documents (1953-1954: 25 membership cards added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:576168]

Pennsylvaniana

James D. Reap, Jr. Collection

Red Seed with Stopper and Ivory Animal Figures, 1944-1946?
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:576090]

Philadelphia Ceili Group

Tulla Ceili Band (Tape #3) at the Commodore Barry Club in Philadelphia on September 17, 1982
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:570467]

Villanova Digital Collection

Falvey Scholars (2019: 5 items added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:575834]

Notes 4, recto

Historical sketch of the Augustinian monastery, college and mission of St. Thomas of Villanova : Delaware County, Pa. during the first half century of their existence, 1842-1892 / compiled by Rev. Thomas C. Middleton
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:575379]

Villanova Theatre

Program, The Belle Masque Society, “Harvey,” March 23-26, 1955

Programs (12 items added or updated)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:571235]

World

Selection [14, recto]

European views and portraits / Esther Borough Johnson
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:574480]


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Distinctive Collections: The Smallest Item

What is the smallest item in your collection?

While our Distinctive Collections have many small and fascinating items (a Sumerian clay tablet, a miniature edition of Shakespeare’s plays), the smallest item has to be this tiny seed pod amazingly filled with even tinier carved ivory animals. This item belongs to the James D. Reap, Jr. World War II Collection, which coincidentally also houses one of the largest items from Distinctive Collections (see: Scanning a Panoramic Sketch).

 

The little red seed comes from the red sandalwood tree, common in India and other tropic areas. Sometimes called the Red Lucky Seed, Circassian Seed, Jumbi-Bead, or magic charm bean, the hollow seeds filled with carved ivory animals (usually elephants) were likely sold or distributed as souvenirs that would bring good luck with each animal inside. This seed, like a fancy perfume bottle, has a carved stopper on top that fits just right. Inside easily and comfortably fits thirteen paper-thin little animals. The animals are intricately carved and some are quite recognizable. There is a camel and a giraffe, an elephant, and other four-legged creatures. Each one is only about 4 mm tall (the giraffe is 6 mm tall) and the seed with stopper measures 8 mm wide and 12 mm height.

We are not sure where Reap acquired it, but it was certainly while overseas between 1944-1946. After enlisting in the Navy in November 1943 and training at Bainbridge, MD and Fort Lauderdale, FL, he was then ordered to San Diego to join the Japanese invasion force. The USS White Marsh took Reap to Pearl Harbor, HI, where he was assigned to the USS Proteus, a submarine tender, as a radar and communications technician. He was stationed at various times at: Guam; Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands; Japan; and Panama. After the war, Reap was honorably discharged from Naval service on April 6, 1946.

Earlier this summer we had a chance to revisit this collection with James D. Reap, Jr.’s son and great-granddaughter during their visit to campus. They fondly remembered the little “ivory zoo” and son James J. Reap recalled his father proudly rolling out the sketch of Yokosuka Naval Base in his basement to show family and friends. The family is happy that the collection is now being preserved with Villanova University’s Distinctive Collections, and excited to see items shared online in the Digital Library.

 

James J. Reap, ’69 and his granddaughter, Abby, pose with items from the James D. Reap, Jr. World War II Collection.

 


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Content Roundup – Last week July / First week August 2019

Detail, La Grande Tartarie, suivant les nouvelles observations de Messrs. de L’Académie Royale de Sciences, etc. : augmentés de nouveau

This double week Content Roundup brings a host of new materials to your reading and research attention. New items include: 2 more maps from the John F. Smith, III and Susan B. Smith Antique Map Collection, another volume of the Catholic periodical index, two large sets of story papers published in Philadelphia and hitherto unavailable online from the Philadelphia Saturday Courier and Saturday Night, 7 issues of the Gaelic American newspaper from 1911 from the Joseph McGarrity Newspaper Collection, a number of Villanova Theatre materials, 2 additional minute books of the Irish American Club in Philadelphia from the MacSwiney Club Collection, and more Irish music from the Philadelphia Ceili Group.

Catholic Library Association

Plate I, “Rev. Paul J. Foik, C.S.C., Ph.D., 1879-1941, founder of the Catholic Library Association, founder of the Catholic Periodical Index”, Catholic periodical index, 1939-1943

The Catholic periodical index, 1939-1943
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:571593]

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Front cover

Dick Darrell, the artist detective; or, The Strange mystery of the studio / by Old Cap. Collier
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:564916]

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:566397]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:566417]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:566437]

New-York Dispatch (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:570627]

Philadelphia Saturday Courier (19 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:573505]

Public Ledger (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:571399]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:571407]

Selection, front cover, Saturday Night, v. XXXIII, no. 18, Saturday, December 21, 1895

Saturday Night (19 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:570282]

Sunday Dispatch (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:570700]

The John F. Smith, III and Susan B. Smith Antique Map Collection

La Grande Tartarie, suivant les nouvelles observations de Messrs. de L’Académie Royale de Sciences, etc. : augmentés de nouveau
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:571329]

L’empire de la Chine : pour servir a l’histoire générale des voyages
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:571335]

Joseph McGarrity Collection

Newspapers

Selection, [1] p., The Gaelic American – Vol. VIII, No. 23, June 10, 1911, Whole Number 404

Gaelic American (1911, 7 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:573998

Newspapers

North American and United States gazette, v. XCII, no. 25,655, Thursday morning, January 17, 1861
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:571094]

MacSwiney Club

Irish American Club

Detail p. 46, Minute book, Board of Officers, Irish American Club (Philadelphia, Pa.), February 15, 1891 – May 17, 1925

Minute book, Board of Officers, Irish American Club (Philadelphia, Pa.), February 15, 1891 – May 17, 1925
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:572888]

Minute book, Board of Directors, Irish American Club (Philadelphia, Pa.), January 9, 1903 – December 26, 1924
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:573697]

Philadelphia Ceili Group

“Tulla Ceili Band”, hosted by the Philadelphia Ceili Group at the Commodore Barry Club in Philadelphia on September 17, 1982 (2 files added, Tape #2, Side One and Side Two)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:570467]

Villanova Digital Collection

Villanova Athletics

Intramural Basketball Schedule, 1950
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:574386]

Villanova Theatre

Program, Villanova College Dramatic Association, “Ireland As It Is,” November 24, 1874
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:574404]

Program, Villanova College Dramatic Association, “The Wreck Ashore,” November 25, 1874
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:574410]

Program, Villanova College Dramatic Association, “Gun-Maker of Moscow,” February 17, 1874
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:574416]

Program, St. Thomas’ Library Society of Villanova College, St. Patrick’s Evening, March 17, 1879
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:574392]

Program, Belle Masque, “Billy Budd,” December 6-8, 1956
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:574456]

Program, Belle Masque, “Saint Joan,” November 13-17, 1957
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:574424]

Program, Belle Masque, “The Apple Tree,” June, 1969
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:574448]


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The Shelf List, July 2019

The Shelf List highlights items added to the catalog in the past month. Some of these are new acquisitions and some are items from our backlog. Follow the links to view the full catalog records.

Two-page spread of a scrapbook showing brochures of the Cunard Steamship Company.

Selection from the scrapbook of Ralph Emerson, 1883-1884.

Art Curiosa Collection

[Advertising Leaf, From a 1901-1902 Trade Catalog of A.C. McClurg & Co.]. Chicago: A.C. McClurg and Co., 1901.

Banner of Light. Boston [Mass.]: L. Colby & Co.

Boyle, Edward R., Thomas Folsom Norris, and Erasmus Addison Norris. Olive Branch. Boston [Mass.]: S. Rowland Hart, 1857.

Brame, Charlotte M. Redeemed By Love. New York: F.M. Lupton.

The Centennial Record. Portland, Me.: Geo. Stinson & Co., 1876.

Chicago Ledger. Chicago [Ill.]: A.J. Boyer. [new issues added]

Franklin’s Miscellany: A Cheerful Companion for the Lovers of Literature, Natural History, and the Fine Arts, Legendary and Historical Fiction Interspersed With Facts and Scraps, Original and Select; Poetry, Bon Mots and Epigrams .. London: B.D. Cousins.

Hearth and Home. New York: Graphic Co., 1874.

Moore’s Rural New-Yorker. Rochester, N.Y.: D.D.T. Moore, 1850.

New-York Dispatch. New York [N.Y.]: [s.n.], 1854.

New-York Mercury. New York [N.Y.]: Krauth & Cauldwell.

The Philadelphia Saturday Courier. Philadelphia [Pa.]: Woodward & Clarke, 1835.

Phillips, Libbie Sprague. Ruby Gordon, Or, Back From the Grave. New York: F.B. Warner, 1909.

Portland Transcript. Portland [Me.]: Gould & Elwell, 1846.

Saturday Night. Philadelphia, Pa.: Davis & Elverson, 1865. [new issues added]

Scottish American Journal. New York [N.Y.]: A.M. Stewart & Co.

The Spirit of the Times. New York: George Wilkes, 1868.

Spirit of the Times and the New York Sportsman. New York [N.Y.]: E.A. Buck, 1892.

Star Spangled Banner. Boston [Mass.]: J. Jones.

Street & Smith’s Literary Album. New York: Street & Smith.

Sunday Dispatch. New York [N.Y.]: Amor J. Williamson, W. Burns & Watson, 1854.

[Trade Card for F. Trifet, Dealer in Scrap Book Pictures and Fancy Cards.]. Boston: F. Trifet, 25 School Street, 1880.

Veale, E., and Palmer Cox. Cock Robin: And Other Stories. [Philadelphia: Philadelphia Inquirer Company, 1896.

Veale, E., and Palmer Cox. Jack the Giant. [Philadelphia]: Hubbard Pub’g Co., 1896.

 

Autographed Books Collection

Cobb, Irvin S. 1876-1944., Peter Newell, and James M. Preston. Cobb’s Bill-of-fare. New York: George H. Doran, 1913.

Cobb, Irvin S. 1876-1944. Irvin S. Cobb’s Own Recipe Book. [First edition]. Louisville: Frankfort Distilleries, 1934.

Cobb, Irvin S. 1876-1944. Old Judge Priest. New York: George H. Doran Company, 1916.

Cobb, Irvin S. 1876-1944. A Plea for Old Cap Collier. New York: George H. Doran Company, 1921.

Cobb, Irvin S. 1876-1944., and Tony Sarg. “Speaking of Operations–“. 38th printing, 270th thousand. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1938.

Davis, Robert H. 1869-1942. Irvin S. Cobb, Storyteller: With Biographical Particulars and Notes On His Books and Who’s Cobb and Why? New York: George H. Doran Company, 1924.

Rinehart, Mary Roberts, and Irvin S. 1876-1944 Cobb. “Isn’t That Just Like a Man!”. New York: George H. Doran Company, 1920.

 

Early American Imprints

McMichael, Morton, and Robert M. Bird. North American and United States Gazette. Philadelphia, Pa.: G. Graham, 1847.

 

The John F. Smith, III and Susan B. Smith Antique Map Collection

Lesley, J. P. 1819-1903. A Geological Hand Atlas of the Sixty-seven Counties of Pennsylvania. Harrisburg: Board of commissioners for the second geological survey, 1885.

Walker, Francis Amasa, and Julius Bien. Statistical Atlas of the United States: Based On Results of the Ninth Census 1870 With Contributions From Many Eminent Men of Science and Several Departments of the Government. [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, 1874.

 

Joseph McGarrity Collection

Realia, Irish Linen Square Celebrating “Peace 1919”.

 

Manuscripts Collection

Carignan, Anna., Yvonne de Nevers, Eva Berard, and Anitha Dube. Photographic Album, “Cheerful R.I. Four”, 1923.

Emerson, Ralph. Scrapbook of Ralph Emerson, 1883-1884.

Hine, Charles D., and Charles D. Hine. Mrs. Hine’s Mark Twain’s Pocket Adhesive Scrapbook. New York: Slote, Woodman & Co., 1880.

Lassie Scrapbook. 1969.

Scrapbook, Pottstown Pa (politics and News), 1897.

Scrapbook, Tailor’s Clothing Samples, 1910.

[Three Photo Albums of Circus History]. 1960.

Timothy, Walter, Jr. Photograph Collection of Walter Timothy, Jr., chiefly 1911-1918.

 

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