Rare and valuable atlases, maps, and large plate books that show the colorful breadth of Western civilization have been stolen from the rare books room of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Oakland. The theft of 314 items includes a first edition of Isaac Newton’s “Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica” from London, dated 1687. Also missing […]

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Across the world of manuscripts, the map is dotted with places waiting to be explored. Many are members of the Manuscript Society. Take a road trip—armchair or otherwise—to visit these venues and discover the wonders within. The  next time you are in (or near) Louisville, Kentucky visit the Filson Historical Society, named after John Filson, […]

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The Manuscript Society announces an extraordinary opportunity to see the archival and manuscript treasures of the Netherlands as they are seldom been seen. Manuscripts Society Trustee Alfred Lemmon of The Historic New Orleans Collection and cultural tour specialist Nick Fritz, a veteran of 40 years of specialized tours of the Netherlands have created a tour […]

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DOCUMENTS? Members of the Manuscript Society collect many kinds of “documents.” Some collect photographs, some collect letters, some collect illustrations. Long time Society member, Anthony J. Mourek shares his collecting passion: “I own few traditional manuscripts yet I have been a member of the Manuscript Society since 1968, am a former president and currently serve […]

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Americans Voted…. nearly forty thousand people cast more than three hundred thousand votes for the documents they believe have most influenced America. That is quite a number and response. As people who love manuscripts and autographs, this project caught our attention. The People’s Vote, co-sponsored by the National Archives and Records Administration, National History Day […]

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The Manuscript Society Members Only section of the website is one benefit of membership. Forums are  available to post information or ask questions of other members. You can seek out dealers and collectors who share your interest.  Are you looking for a particular item? Ask the membership. Are you researching someone in particular? Ask the […]

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The Manuscript Society’s expedition to Spain commenced on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at the Palace Hotel in Madrid.  The sixteen participants, including Alfred Lemmon, the Board of Trustees member who had planned the week’s tour, gathered for a reception where Alfred introduced us to Archives Specialists Lupe Fernandez Morente and Esther Gonzalez Perez and the […]

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