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  • Collection: Treasures of the Lilly Library

The modern age begins with European 'discovery' of America, which enormously expanded the known world and encouraged exploration, colonization, navigation, the knowledge of a new flora and fauna, and of meteorology, quite apart from its political and…

This leaf, which contains II Corinthians, I:1-III:18, was acquired by the Lilly Library in June 1997. It is believed to have originally been part of the Gutenberg New Testament now owned by the Library, and was one of the leaves already missing from…

One of the earliest examples of Abraham Lincoln's handwriting known to exist. It probably dates from 1826, when Lincoln was 17 years old. Each side of the sheet is headed "Simple Interest" and contains arithmetic problems, as well as handwriting…

The two-page manuscript of Auld Lang Syne, which has been described as the earliest in existence, has had a distinguished history. It was originally part of a long letter from Burns to a Mrs. Dunlop, dated December 7, 1788, most of which is now in…

Professor Charles R. Boxer purchased this manuscript volume in 1947 from the sale of books and manuscripts from Lord Ilchester's library at Holland House. It dates from the late sixteenth century and contains about 270 pages of text, written probably…

Washington's letter to Patrick Henry, Governor of Virginia, refusing pecuniary reward for duties performed during the Revolutionary War.

The State of Virginia, in acknowledgement of Washington's service during the American Revolution, voted him…

In this letter to John Langdon, President pro tempore of the first Congress, George Washington accepts the Presidency of the United States, to which he had just been elected. He recognizes the need to be with Congress (then sitting in New York) as…

Academy Award. Oscar® statuette awarded to John Ford for best director for How Green Was My Valley, 1941.

The original autograph manuscript of Peter Pan contains a great deal more material than appeared in the published version, including a number of corrections, deletions, variations, and Barrie's illustration of part of Never Land. The manuscript is…

A rare Newbery edition of the rhymes of Mother Goose.
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