Entries Tagged as 'Modern'

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Will the real Lewis de Claremont please stand up?

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. Lewis de Claremont is credited as the author on several occult books from the early 20th-century including Legends of Incense, Herbs, and Oils.  The image of an “artist’s conception of Lewis de Claremont in tunic and turban with […]

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

From the Library of Sarah Orne Jewett: A gift from Celia Thaxter

The following is the third in a four-part series on books from the library of Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909) and her family. Presented to Jewett in 1885, this copy of Celia Thaxter’s Poems contains 22 original watercolor sketches by Thaxter, depicting flowers, birds, spiders, and seascapes. Best known for her poem “The Sandpiper,” Celia Thaxter […]

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

The game’s afoot!

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo collection. Today’s feature demonstrates the Santo Domingo Collection’s diversity of genres and formats. While clearly literary in nature, Sherlock Holmes: consulting detective is not a work of literature. Rather, it’s a game based on Arthur Conan Doyle’s novels, in which players […]

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

From the Library of Sarah Orne Jewett: Who is C.H.B.?

The following is part of a series on books from the library of Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909) and her family. Best known for her novels and stories set in Maine, including Deephaven (1877) and The Country of the Pointed Firs (1896), Jewett’s papers and family library came to Harvard in 1931, the bequest of her […]

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

New on OASIS in January

Finding aids for four newly cataloged collections have been added to the OASIS database this month: Processed by Irina Klyagin: Lincoln Kirstein Correspondence, 1905-1995 (MS Thr 1045) Processed by Ashley M. Nary: Correspondence, Signatures, and Other Materials from Notable Theater, Art, and Literary Personalities, 1718-1972 (MS Thr 1046) Processed by Bonnie B. Salt: James Prince […]

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Hypnotic huckster

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. In his book Practical lessons in hypnotism & magnetism, L.W. DeLaurence states that “Occult force” is simply personal magnetism that if well developed is able to control man, woman, child or beast at will.  If a person possesses this occult force […]

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

On the Money

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo collection. This edition of Jules Boissière’s Propos d’un intoxiqué has featured before in this space – see this post for a copy formerly owned by its illustrator, Tsuguharu Foujita. This copy, however, warrants revisiting the title. Every page of this 240-volume book […]

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Child’s Play

The partnership between the Argentinian publisher Constancio C. Vigil and the Spanish graphic designer Federico Ribas was an exceedingly fruitful and colorful one. Vigil was born in Uruguay in 1876 and came to dominate the field of Argentinian journalism during the first quarter of the 20th century, editing no fewer than seven highly-popular magazines. In […]

Monday, December 1st, 2014

New on OASIS in December

Finding aids for four newly cataloged collections have been added to the OASIS database this month, most notably the John Updike Papers, a major collection of some 300 linear feet, which has been under way since its acquisition in 2009. Photo © Martha Updike Processed by Jennifer Lyons and others: John Updike Papers, 1940-2009 (MS […]

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Urdu Punch

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring material from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection.  Punch, the seminal British satirical magazine, is credited with popularizing the use of ‘cartoon’ to mean a comic drawing, rather than a preliminary sketch for a painting or tapestry. During the time of the British Raj, a number of publications […]