Wednesday, December 14 at 6:00 pm
251 Benefit Street, Providence
A special viewing of new acquisitions, featuring the Susan Jaffe Tane Collection of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, and additional items acquired during the past few years.
- Thomas Carlyle’s The French Revolution (1838), inscribed by Emerson to Thoreau
- Autographed manuscripts of Thoreau’s poem “Inspiration” and essay “Ktaadn”
- Emerson’s Essays (1841), owned by Sarah Helen Whitman
- William Faden’s Topographical Chart of the Bay of Narragansett (1777)
- Miniature facsimile Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect (1896) by Robert Burns
- Letters from the 15th Century: On the Origins of the Kelmscott Chaucer Typeface (2020)
- Selection of first editions by poet, Paul Lawrence Dunbar
Guests will be treated to a tour of the building and a visit of the recently renovated Art Room on the 3rd level.