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Library books which I have read, 1800-1803.
[8] p. ; 16 cm.
Collection number: Ms 0030

Anonymous. List of Books Read, 1800-1803, presumably by a member of the Social Library of Petersham, Massachusetts. Most of the 29 books listed are non-fiction; brief comments accompany each entry.

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Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
South Hadley, MA

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List of 29 library books taken to be read between May 1800 and Dec. 1803 with comments. Most of the works are non-fiction. "Paul and Virginia" by Bernardin de Saint Pierre and several satires represent the fiction read. Among the recent non-fiction are William Goldsmith's "Citizen of the World", Richard Cumberland's "Calvary, or the Death of Christ, and Benjamin Franklin's "Autobiography". The last page contains a list of due dates for 1803 for the Social Library in Petersham [Massachusetts] beginning the 11th of April. The author is unknown.

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  • Books and reading - Massachusetts.
  • Petersham (Mass.) - Social Library.
  • Public libraries - Massachusetts - Petersham.

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