Mitch Fraas

@MitchFraas

Scholar in Residence at U Penn. Special Collections and Interim Director Penn DHF. Historian. British India, Rare books, Manuscripts, Digital Humanities, etc.

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Photo postcard of the Lane and Dale cycle "Trio" c. 1910. Item 11 in Garrett Scott's new list: http://www.bibliophagist.com/gscott/images/pdfs/OL9.pdf

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From the 1864 Court martial of Jesse Armstrong http://archive.org/stream/generalordersv1unit#page/218/mode/2up

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The hazards of using messenger pigeons. c.1652. Detail from http://goo.gl/l1Zt5q

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Transcript of telephone conversation between Henry Kissinger "K" and Richard Nixon "P" - December 5, 1971 about a Soviet-backed resolution on the Indo-Pakistan war. Nixon Presidential Library.

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1781 bond for letter of marque issued by Congress to the owners of the "Hyder Ally" http://www.fold3.com/image/253630/

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Imposition sheet of a 1691 Catholic tract printed at Dilligen. Item 17 in the Veatchs catalog 76: http://www.veatchs.com/veatch/images/pdfs/Cat-76.pdf

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Nothing like miscellaneous Anabaptists! (likely http://estc.bl.uk/R43621). Catalog of the Madras library, 1729

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LLoyd George Addressing the Sammies: "My Boy, are you able to appreciate the high honor that you are permitted to die for England?" German Propaganda newspaper 1918. UPenn Print Coll. 12 http://sceti.library.upenn.edu/ww1/printcoll_12_s_2_01smaller.pdf

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Anyone know a good suggestotherapist in Philly? Pamph.c.1900 from the new list:http://goo.gl/rpwpR

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An example of those Mughal mashups (Staatsbibliothek, Berlin (A.117) #sharp13

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The talk on twitter of Thomason and Wing reminded me of an initial I just saw the other day. Thomason E.513 [33]

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That novel from on the yr. 2500 includes observations on gender-No snuff-faced ladies in the future

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In this 1795 novel about the year 2500: "history is the disgrace of humanity" #twitterstorians h/t

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"I give to my granddaughter Mary Day my warming Pan & Candle Stick" Signed with mark by Sarah Tilton 1710. http://archive.org/stream/willofsarahtillt00unse/2013_63_1_012#page/n0/mode/1up

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"The publication is strongly Presbyterian" #cardcatalogwarnings

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Sign advertising Social Security # tattoos c. 1936. From the always fantastic catalog (http://www.bibliophagist.com/gscott/images/pdfs/OL7.pdf) item 7.

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"Daniel's Life-Preserver, from Shipwreck, Bathing, &c" (1814) in newest list http://bit.ly/wceQbB

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Lot 126 Profiles in History July 10, 2013. https://www.profilesinhistory.com/auctions/rare-books-manuscripts/

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Gravestone, Mendocino, CA: "Memoria Francisco Faria elha do Pico Acores a 14 Fevereiro 1798 Faleceo 31 Outubro 1904. Edade 105 Annos 8 mezes 14 Dias. Paz a Sua Alma"

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Gravestone of Manuel Jose Trigueiro, Mendocino, CA: "A Native of Flores. of the western Islands Died Feb. [] 1871[?] in the christian and heroic attempt to save five drowning men. Aged 33 years..."

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