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The Details:

Isaiah Thomas. “Catalogue of The Private Library of Isaiah Thomas, Senior, of Worcester, Massachusetts.” March-July 1812. Isaiah Thomas Papers. [catalog record]

Gift of Isaiah Thomas, 1812.

The Story:

This manuscript volume contains a listing of the 2,650 titles Thomas gave to the American Antiquarian Society upon its founding.  The entries are arranged topically under headings such as Ancient and Modern books, Worksinthe Indian Language, periodicals, newspapers, and works printed by Thomas and his son. Its contents reflect Thomas’s diverse collecting interests.

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