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Archive: November, 2012

Journey to Temple Hill

Brigham Young University is an amazing place. There are very few places where students can study the secular intermingled with the sacred and this is one. The university impacts more than just its students and employees. All of us have been touched by the university in one way or the other. At this Thanksgiving season …

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Literary Cookbooks (and more)

Planning your Thanksgiving feast? You might want to get inspiration for dishes from one of your favorite authors. One of Special Collections’ newest acquisitions for the literary collections is Peter Brears’ Cooking and Dining with the Wordsworths (Rowe Collection TX 717 .B7289 2011), which shares recipes and menus used in William Wordsworth’s household. If English …

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The Estiennes

One of the most distinguished families of printers in 16th century Europe was the Estiennes. Henri Estienne I was a printer and bookseller who was active in Paris from 1502-20.  His sons Robert and François carried on the family legacy, printing in Paris and Geneva, as did his grandsons. In fact, there were Estiennes printing …

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Special Collections authors you’ve probably never heard of

Part 1: Eden Phillpotts Sunday, Nov. 4 marked the 150th anniversary of the birth of prolific English writer Eden Phillpotts. He wrote novels, plays, essays, short stories, children’s literature, and stage and radio plays. Phillpotts’ most famous books chronicle the county of Devon in England, particularly the Dartmoor region. Special Collections owns a very interesting …

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