Archive for February 8th, 2012

Rebecca Filner, librarian at the New York Public Library’s Berg Collection, doesn’t leave her job behind when she walks out of the Schwarzman Building on 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue.

What that means for me is that after she left work last night, she continued thinking about the Bloomsbury pacifists, the focus of my research at the Berg. And when I arrived this morning for the second day of my Short-Term Research Fellowship, she had some tips to share.

She told me of a recent Berg acquisition, a letter from Lytton Strachey to Duncan Grant.  And she also sent me links to unpublished letters from Vanessa Bell to Maynard Keynes currently housed at the Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street in Manhattan, and sent me the link to the reading room application.

Rebecca is another reason why I ♥ librarians.

Read more about my time at the Berg:

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This unusual pair of earrings must be shared. Take a look at the “Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf Typewriter Earrings.”

As the name implies, they combine an image of a vintage typewriter with two lines from the novel typed on the tiny slip of paper inserted in its carriage. But there’s more. The cover of the book, a picture of Woolf, and replica typewriter keys are also part of the set. Kind of a lot to dangle from one’s ears.

They are available from the Literary Gift Company for £20.

Other jewelry offerings from the company include:

the Virginia Woolf Optical Lens Pendant and the Virginia Woolf Pin

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