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A New Old View
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Dumbarton Oaks Acquires Seventeenth-Century Monument Guide
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Arthur Henry Hallam to Emily Tennyson, June 9, 1832
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Autograph Letter Collection
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Dumbarton Oaks’ Rare Book Collection includes a remarkable assortment of autograph letters from eighteenth- and nineteenth-century cultural notables. This growing resource makes available digital images of the letters as well as transcription, translation, and commentary.
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Before the Blisses: Nineteenth-Century Connoisseurship of the Byzantine Minor Arts
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This exhibition examines the ways in which nineteenth-century collections and illustrated catalogs impacted the study and appreciation of early Christian, Byzantine, and medieval “minor arts” before the Blisses began their collections.
Located in Resources / Highlights from the Collections
Bookbindings: “Of Making Many Books There Is No End”
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This exhibit examines some methods of binding books and some of the broader significance of particular materials and styles.
Located in Resources / Highlights from the Collections
Caroline Backlund
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Oral History Interview with Caroline Backlund, undertaken by Anne Steptoe, Elizabeth Gettinger, and Jeanne-Nicole Saint-Laurent at the Dumbarton Oaks Guest House (Fellows Building) on July 14, 2009. At Dumbarton Oaks, Caroline Backlund was Assistant Librarian between 1968 and 1972
Located in Research / / Historical Records / Oral History Project
Charlotte Brontë to William Smith Williams, September 13, 1849
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Located in Resources / Autograph Letter Collection
City Water/City Life
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Through August 2017 in the Rare Book Gallery | Traces the development of water elements in three historic cities and their interaction with social and cultural milieus.
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City Water/City Life
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Upcoming exhibit showcases the history of waterfronts in urban design
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Digitized Rare Books
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Access full digital facsimiles of select titles in the Rare Book Collection.
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