Noah Webster (1758-1843), Autograph Manuscript of A Dictionary of the English Language, not dated. The Morgan Library & Museum, New York. Photo: Graham Haber.
NEW YORK, NY.- The Morgan Library & Museum will open its vault again this summer for an exhibition of twenty-nine exceptional items from its permanent collections, including its noted holdings of important Americana. The works will go on view Tuesday, June 5 in the museum’s historic 1906 McKim building, and range from Noah Webster’s Dictionary manuscript, to revealing letters by Ernest Hemingway and James Madison, to music manuscripts by Mozart, Debussy, Schubert, and Haydn. The display will remain on view through September 8.
The items from American history are chosen with an eye towards celebrating the country’s achievements and struggles as the Fourth of July holiday approaches.
The presentation’s centerpiece is the manuscript of a work familiar to all Americans, Noah Webster’s classic An American Dictionary of the English Language. Webster spent twenty-seven years and learned twenty-six languages ...
Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Annual summer display at the Morgan Library to include Noah Webster's dictionary
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