March 27, 2003, Houghton Library, Harvard University Professors Myerson and Bosco, both noted authors, collectors, and leading authorities on Emerson, Thoreau, and the Transcendentalists, were co-curators of a Houghton exhibit mounted to commemorate the bicentennial of Emerson’s birth. They spoke about Emerson’s library and his thoughts on books.

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February 4, 2003, Boston Public Library Ticknor Society members discussed their rationales and passions for collecting, member Nick Basbanes moderating. Robin Bledsoe let us in on just what started her collecting horse books; Leonard Scinto admitted to a particular enthusiasm for commedia dell’arte; Joan Nordell shared her fervor for one-of-a-kind artist’s books; and Dan Posnansky…

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December 3, 2002 Natick, MA Noted autograph and manuscript dealer and author Kenneth W. Rendell invited us for an unforgettable evening at his vast Museum of World War II. This museum can ONLY be visited by invitation. For an introduction to the collections, visit www.museumofworldwarii.com. We had free range of the collections while enjoying cocktails;…

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October 17, 2002, Boston Public Library This roundtable discussion was hosted by the New England Chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America, its chair, Peter Stern, presiding over a panel of Boston-area booksellers. Greg Gibson of Ten Pound Island Books (Gloucester, MA), Greg Powers of Powers Rare Books (Manchester, NH), Priscilla Juvelis of Priscilla…

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June 26, 2002, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston The second meeting of the Ticknor Society celebrated the Ticknors—George Ticknor and his daughter, Anna Ticknor—for whom the club was named. The meeting featured speakers Professor Sally Schwager of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Peter Accardo of the Houghton Library, and Ken Carpenter, retired from the Harvard…

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May 22, 2002, Harvard Law School The inaugural meeting of the Ticknor Society was hosted by David Ferris, David Warrington, and the Harvard Law School which generously provided a lovely space for our first meeting as well as appropriate and ample refreshments. The meeting was a great success, attracting over 80 bibliophiles.

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