19th Century Steinbeck Family Papers

This collection consists of letters, diaries and other documents from the Steinbeck family. The materials document their experiences as missionaries in Palestine and their experiences during the Civil War in America.

    A Diary and Journal from the Second Grinnell Expedition

    A Diary and Journal from the Second Grinnell Expedition

    In 1853 Elisha Kent Kane set off on the Second Grinnell Expedition, ostensibly to search for survivors of Sir John Franklin's lost expedition launched in 1845, but also to discover the Northwest Passage. Kane, an ambitious scientist, was also on a quest to become famous for arctic exploration,...

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        CCCC MS 488: John Joscelyn's Historiola Collegii Corporis Christi.

        CCCC MS 488: John Joscelyn's Historiola Collegii Corporis Christi.

        CCCC MS 488 contains a copy of John Joscelyn's Historiola Collegii Corporis Christi dated 1569. John Joscelyn (1529 - 1603) was Matthew Parker's Latin secretary. He proved very adept at finding Old English manuscripts and at preparing them for publication. In addition to his work on Old English...

          Chinese American Citizens Alliance

          Chinese American Citizens Alliance

          The Chinese American Citizens Alliance is an organization founded in 1895 in San Francisco, California to work for civil rights of Chinese Americans and improve the welfare of the community. The records here are early membership applications from the Oakland branch and will serve as a pilot...

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            Dispatches from China: Letters and Diaries of Stuart & Hummel families

            These diaries and letters document the Stuart and Hummel families' life and work in China as Methodist missionaries in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. There are travel diaries of Mildred Hummel (China, Europe, Egypt, and America). There are also diaries and notebooks of Arthur...

              Dorothea Rousby Cookery Book

              Dorothea Rousby Cookery Book

              A 17th-century cookery book with index, containing recipes for preserves, cakes, wines, and household remedies

                Guillaume le Clerc de Normandie’s Bestiary

                Guillaume le Clerc de Normandie’s Bestiary

                During the 2021 IUB Transcribathon (April 15-17, 2021), five teams will collaborate to transcribe a copy of Guillaume le Clerc de Normandie's early thirteenth-century Bestiary, which details the appearance and habits of a series of real and fantastical creatures, as well as moral lessons they...

                  Katalog der Bibliothek des Herrn Prof. Dr. Rudolf Hildebrand (Manuscript Collection MISC 233)

                  Catalogue arranged according to subject headings. In German. Subjects include Old High German and Middle High German literature, 16th, 17th, 18th, and 19th century German literature, folk songs, legends, literary history, linguistics, grammar, dictionaries, history, geography, culture,...

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                    Latin Paleography Workshop

                    Latin Paleography Workshop

                    Medieval and Early Modern Paleography Workshop

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                      Le Pelerinage de Damoiselle Sapience

                      https://www.arlima.net/mp/pelerinage_de_damoiselle_sapience.html From UPenn MS 660, ff. 86r-95v, uploaded for the Schoenberg Conference, November 2020

                        Life and Death in Florence

                        Life and Death in Florence

                        Biographical details, including date of birth and of entry to the convent, names of parents, and date of death. The second of two volumes, the first probably lost or stolen as a result of political turmoil.

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                          Manuscripts from the Walters Art Museum

                          The mission of the Walters Art Museum is to bring art and people together for enjoyment, discovery, and learning. In support of this mission, the Walters was an early adopter of open access to its collection and remains committed to finding innovative ways to share collection information. This...

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                            Mapping La Sfera

                            A sub-collection of the La Sfera II Challenge, used to map place names in the text.

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                              Mauritius Project

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                                Monterey Bay Historical Phytoplankton Project

                                Monterey Bay Historical Phytoplankton Project

                                Climate change is driving rapid changes in our biosphere on local and global scales. Our capacity to understand these shifts relies entirely upon two critical things: long-term biological and environmental observations, and an ability to discover and access them. Phytoplankton (microscopic...

                                  Monterey Bay Historical Zooplankton Project

                                  Monterey Bay Historical Zooplankton Project

                                  Climate change is driving rapid changes in our biosphere on local and global scales. Our capacity to understand these shifts relies entirely upon two critical things: long-term biological and environmental observations, and an ability to discover and access them. Zooplankton (small animals...

                                    Pacific Grove Retreat Association

                                    The Pacific Grove Retreat Association Minute Book documents the founding meetings, beginning July, 1875, of the Methodist Ministers and prominent lay persons who met at San Francisco’s Howard Avenue Methodist Church to form a coastal Retreat Association known today as Pacific Grove, California. ...

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                                      Schutzbrief, or safe conduct document for a German Jew, 1802

                                      The bishop of Bamberg issued this Schutzbrief, or "safe conduct document," on 29 July 1802 allowing a German Jew, Aaron Meier, and his family to travel to Lichtenfels.

                                        The Countess of Hohenlohe's Recipe Book

                                        This German manuscript cookbook is dated 1593 and contains 243 recipes for a variety of dishes. Many of the recipes contain rare and unusual ingredients--a marker of the status of the Hohenlohe family.

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                                          The International La Sfera Challenge

                                          The International La Sfera Challenge

                                          Welcome to La Sfera Challenge, a two-week competition pitting international teams of scholars against each other in a race to transcribe three different copies of one text, Goro Dati’s fifteenth-century geographic treatise, La Sfera. Team USA will work with the version housed at the Yale...

                                            The Jenny Lind Collection

                                            The Jenny Lind Collection

                                            In celebration of Jenny Lind’s bicentennial, Stanford Libraries is pleased to make available to the public the manuscript scores and letters contained in the Jenny Lind Collection, one of the largest extant collections of primary source materials once belonging to Lind. Swedish soprano Jenny...

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