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Mortimer Rare Book Collection

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The Mortimer Rare Book Collection contributions to the Digital Scriptorium, an educational consortium of American libraries with collections of pre-modern manuscripts, or manuscripts made in the tradition of books before printing.


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A selection of images from the collections of the Mortimer Rare Book Room, which houses the college's rare books and literary manuscripts. Over decades of acquisition, curators have developed a broad, general collection of books that includes works from all periods and in all subject areas.


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A collection of materials related to Virginia Woolf’s writing of “To the Lighthouse,” in the late 1920s. Included are holograph drafts, diary entries and letters, early reviews, selected essays, and photographs of the Stephen family, Cornwall, and Talland House, all of which inform the setting and characters of the novel.