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Archive: January, 2014

Lord Byron’s Justin Bieber moment

Two hundred years ago, on Feb. 1, 1814, Lord Byron’s The Corsair was published. Byron was already a famous poet, and The Corsair built on the success of previously-published work like The Bride of Abydos and Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage. But one of the biggest selling points for The Corsair was Byron’s declaration in the preface …

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Tragedy strikes the Brigham Young Academy

On Sunday January 28th, 1884 tragedy struck the Brigham Young Academy. Fire destroyed the only home that the young institution had known. Students and members of the community had frantically formed a bucket brigade to save the burning building but their efforts were unsuccessful. They were able to salvage most of the furniture and books …

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New medieval manuscript facsimiles in Special Collections

Introducing three of Special Collections’ latest acquisitions, all facsimiles of original medieval manuscripts related to the 11th and 12th centuries: Vita Adelelmi (Vida de San Lesmes). Call number: Vault Collection Quarto BX 4700 .A24 V58 2004 A facsimile of a manuscript from Burgos, Spain. This manuscript contains the life and miracles of St. Adelelmus (San …

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