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The Boston Athenæum is one of the oldest independent libraries in the United States. It is also one of a number of membership libraries, meaning that patrons pay a yearly subscription fee to use the Athenæums services. Wikipedia

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The Boston Athenæum is one of the oldest independent libraries in the United States. It is also one of a number of membership libraries, meaning that patrons pay a yearly subscription fee to use the Athenæums services. Wikipedia

  • After 47 years, today is Stanley Ellis Cushings last official day. Stop by his office if youre in and bid him farewell. You cant miss it on 2G. Or sign a card for him which will be at the Circulation Desk until the new year.
  • Want to learn about apps for reading or anything else? Make the Most of your Membership! Come tonight, Dec. 13, at 6 pm to the Seminar Room. Your friendly reference librarian will explain membership benefits & library services. http://www.bostonathenaeum.org/library/using-library
  • Happy #MusicMonday! Image credit: Augustin-Amant-Constant-Fidele Edouart (1789-1861), No. 6 Mrs. C.C. Felton, Mrs. Agassiz, and T.H. Perkins III, 1842. Paint, graphite, and sepia wash. Boston Athenaeum, Gift of Miss Caroline E.P. Cabot, 1983. Subject: Interior scene in which Mrs.Cornelius Conway Felton (Mary Louisa Cary, 1821-1864) is seated at the piano at left. Mrs. Louis Agassiz (Elizabeth Cary, 1822-1907) stands behind her holding a sheet of music. The man standing at the right may be T.H. Perkins III (1823-1900) or, as identified by C.P. Curtis, it may be their brother Thomas Graves Cary, Jr. (1824-1888).
  • Happy #foreedgefriday! Todays fore-edge painting is found on a manuscript of a Testament and psalter (Sternhold's version), written in shorthand by Walter Buchanan, London, 1663. Boston Athenum Manuscript Collection. Gift ; Mrs. Agnes McKean Austin ; 1847.

After 47 years, today is Stanley Ellis Cushings last official day. Stop by his office if youre in and bid him farewell. You cant miss it on 2G. Or sign a card for him which will be at the Circulation Desk until the new year.

Want to learn about apps for reading or anything else? Make the Most of your Membership! Come tonight, Dec. 13, at 6 pm to the Seminar Room. Your friendly reference librarian will explain membership benefits & library services. http://www.bostonathenaeum.org/library/using-library

Happy #MusicMonday! Image credit: Augustin-Amant-Constant-Fidele Edouart (1789-1861), No. 6 Mrs. C.C. Felton, Mrs. Agassiz, and T.H. Perkins III, 1842. Paint, graphite, and sepia wash. Boston Athenaeum, Gift of Miss Caroline E.P. Cabot, 1983. Subject: Interior scene in which Mrs.Cornelius Conway Felton (Mary Louisa Cary, 1821-1864) is seated at the piano at left. Mrs. Louis Agassiz (Elizabeth Cary, 1822-1907) stands behind her holding a sheet of music. The man standing at the right may be T.H. Perkins III (1823-1900) or, as identified by C.P. Curtis, it may be their brother Thomas Graves Cary, Jr. (1824-1888).

Happy #foreedgefriday! Todays fore-edge painting is found on a manuscript of a Testament and psalter (Sternhold's version), written in shorthand by Walter Buchanan, London, 1663. Boston Athenum Manuscript Collection. Gift ; Mrs. Agnes McKean Austin ; 1847.

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