Samuel Richardson. Pamela: or, Virtue Rewarded … Fifth edition. Philadelphia: B. Franklin, 1742-1743. [catalog record]
Gift of the Stoddard Charitable Trust, 1968.
Of the endowed funds established at AAS, none has been more significant than the Harry G. Stoddard Memorial Fund, which honors a Worcester industrialist and newspaper publisher. Today the fund accounts for one-fifth of the annual acquisition budget. One significant Stoddard-funded acquisition was this unique copy of Pamela published by Benjamin Franklin and considered the first novel printed in America.
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