LCP Blog: Beyond the Reading Room

Photograph of front exterior of Library Company building with statue in niche above front door

Shareholder Spotlight: William Bingham (1752-1804)

February 20, 2024/by Dana Dorman
Photo of the title page of the 1793 pamphlet published by Absalom Jones and Richard Allen

The Library Company’s Relationship with the Free Black Community in Philadelphia

February 9, 2024/by Dana Dorman
Photo of page in share record book

Shareholder Spotlight: Rebecca Clifford

January 10, 2024/by Dana Dorman
Photograph of printed broadside advertising Robert Aitken's shop

Shareholder Spotlight: Robert Aitken (1734-1802)

December 15, 2023/by Dana Dorman
Photograph of LCP directors minutes from 1775 describing Robert Aitkin share transaction

Learning More About Our Shareholders Through the Library Company Papers Project

December 4, 2023/by Dana Dorman
Image of title page of Gentlefolks and Others book

Shareholder Spotlight: Julia Duhring (1836-1892)

November 17, 2023/by Dana Dorman

Potato Puff

November 3, 2023/by Dan Shiman
Photograph of inside cover of book with two bookplates

The Addition of the Pennsylvania Library of Foreign Literature and Science

November 3, 2023/by Dana Dorman
Portrait of Dr. Mutter

Shareholder Spotlight: Dr. Thomas D. Mütter (1811-1859)

October 16, 2023/by Dana Dorman

Celebrating the 300th Anniversary of Franklin’s Arrival in Philadelphia: New Exhibit Opening

October 4, 2023/by Dan Shiman
Photograph of Abigail Guidry using the book scanner to digitize a bound volume at the Library Company

Digitization Work on the Library Company Papers Project

October 2, 2023/by Dana Dorman

(Somewhat) Puffy Rolls

September 28, 2023/by Dan Shiman
Photograph of detail from chronological share and directors register

Yellow Fever and the Library Company in 1793

September 25, 2023/by Dana Dorman
Exterior view of Wyck house in Germantown

Shareholder Spotlight: Reuben Haines III (1786-1831) and Jane Bowne Haines (1790-1843)

September 18, 2023/by Dana Dorman
Photograph of illustration in Clarkson memoir of portrait of Matthew Clarkson

Shareholder Spotlight: Matthew Clarkson (1733-1800)

August 21, 2023/by Dana Dorman
Photograph of bookpates from Association Library, Amicable Library, and Union Library Company

Comparing 18th-Century Subscription Libraries in Philadelphia

August 2, 2023/by Dana Dorman

Baked Tomatoes

July 31, 2023/by Library Company
Photograph of silhouette of Elizabeth Bordley Gibson pasted inside 1865 biography

Shareholder Spotlight: Elizabeth Bordley Gibson (1777-1863)

July 14, 2023/by Dana Dorman
Photograph of detail from March 31, 1732 minutes

Following the Early Evolution of the Library Company Month by Month

June 29, 2023/by Dana Dorman
Print of black and white portrait photograph of Edward Drinker Cope

Shareholder Spotlight: Edward Drinker Cope (1840-1897)

June 20, 2023/by Dana Dorman

A Rabbit that is Not Welsh

June 2, 2023/by Library Company

Cucumbers Fried in Batter

June 2, 2023/by Library Company
Photograph of paper wrapper used around folded records

Taking a Deep Dive into the Library Company’s Institutional Archives

May 31, 2023/by Dana Dorman
Photograph of William Rawle to next Library Company secretary about adding old papers to the archive

Library Company Awarded $350,000 from NEH to Process Institutional Papers

May 23, 2023/by Dana Dorman
Receipt for a Library Company share dated 1733

Shareholder Spotlight: Elizabeth Marshall (1768-1836)

May 15, 2023/by Dana Dorman