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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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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