Entries Tagged as 'HydeEarlyModern'

Monday, April 7th, 2014

The Vetālapañcaviṃśati, A Manuscript Divided

The Vetālapañcaviṃśati, or the twenty-five tales of the corpse-possessing spirit, is an Indian story collection dating back to at least the 11th century CE. The framing narrative tells the story of a king who is tricked into helping an ascetic perform a necromantic ritual in a cremation ground. The king is tasked with the fetching [...]

Friday, April 4th, 2014

New on Oasis in April

Finding aids for eight newly cataloged collections have been added to the OASIS database this month, including a collection of rebuses created by Dorothea Dix, and a bit of Houghton history which marks our 2500th online finding aid.

Friday, March 7th, 2014

New on OASIS in March

Finding aids for eight newly cataloged collections have been added to the OASIS database this month, including ballet ephemera, letters of the German scientist Helmholtz, and a collection of 17th century English poetry.

Friday, January 31st, 2014

New Digitization October-December 2013

Here are the complete works and collections we’ve digitized in the last three months. Highlights include Edgar Allan Poe and Robert Louis Stevenson manuscripts, photographs of the home of Sarah Orne Jewett, and an illustrated Dutch incunabulum on the destruction of Troy.

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

2013 Year in Review

It’s been a great year for the Houghton Blog, which attracted more than 35,000 unique visitors during 2013. Let’s take a look back at our ten most popular posts on the year.   10. Reading Ira Aldridge. On the great 19th century African-American actor and expatriate. 9. What’s New: A Digital Harmony. Announcing the digitization [...]

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

New on OASIS in December

Finding aids for five newly cataloged collections have been added to the OASIS database this month, including a collection of documents on the history of Cambridge High School. Processed by Clinton Johnson (Simmons intern with Suzanne Sutherland): Hester Lynch Piozzi, Samuel Johnson, Anna Seward letters, and other letters, 1758-1820 (MS Eng 1755) Processed by Ashley [...]

Friday, November 1st, 2013

New on OASIS in November

Finding aids for eleven newly cataloged collections, and preliminary box lists for two recent acquisitions, have been added to the OASIS database this month, including a collection of rare early jigsaw puzzles, theatrical costume and set designs, and the papers of reporter Nicholas Daniloff.

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Houghton Acquires an Astronomical Rarity

One of the strengths of our collection is in the history of astronomy, and particularly an outstanding collection of the works of Johannes Kepler. So I’m very pleased to announce that we have just acquired the rarest work in Kepler’s bibliography, Ad Rerum Coelestium Amatores Universos … De Solis Deliquio. This slim volume documents an [...]

Monday, October 21st, 2013

New Digitization July-September 2013

Here are the complete works and collections we’ve digitized in the last three months. Highlights include programs from the Ballets Russes, a 16th century manuscript map of the Mediterranean, and the typescript of a play by Henry James.

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

New on OASIS for October

Finding aids for seven newly cataloged collections, and a preliminary box list for one recent acquisition, have been added to the OASIS database this month, including theatrical ephemera, correspondence of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Margaret Fuller, and a collection of 19th century board games and playing cards.