LCP Blog: Beyond the Reading Room

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

Old News: Kate Douglas Wiggin’s Children’s Rights and Modern Anti-trans Legislation

May 9, 2023/by Library Company

Lady Cake with Lemon Icing

May 2, 2023/by Library Company

Chinatown: The History of a Philadelphia Neighborhood

May 1, 2023/by Library Company

Grandma Toppan’s Daguerreotype

April 19, 2023/by Library Company
Black and white version of portrait of Tench Coxe at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

Shareholder Spotlight: Tench Coxe (1755-1824)

April 17, 2023/by Dana Dorman