Co-Hosted by the Philadelphia Club
Join us for a talk about the history of the Library Company’s horological collections featuring historian, lawyer and collector Jay Robert Stiefel, with an introduction by Linda August, Curator of Art & Artifacts and Visual Materials Cataloger. The Library Company’s long history with clocks and horological books began with early shareholders such as David Rittenhouse, Benjamin Randolph, Edward Duffield, and John Child, and continued under the stewardship of librarian Edwin Wolf 2nd and now Director Emeritus John C. Van Horne. That horological legacy continues to the present day. Our speaker will share its highlights. Jay Stiefel has written on the Library Company’s horological collections for The Magazine Antiques and Antiquarian Horology. The library co-sponsored the launch of Jay’s current book, The Cabinetmaker’s Account: John Head’s Record of Craft & Commerce in Colonial Philadelphia, 1718–1753 (American Philosophical Society 2019), copies of which are available for purchase and inscription: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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