Morgan Library Exhibit: “The Diary”

Here’s an exhibit I plan on checking out in the near future: “The Diary: Three Centuries of Private Lives,” at the Morgan Library in New York.
The exhibit includes these lovely items:

A diary jointly kept by Nathaniel Hawthorne and his wife, Sophia Peabody Hawthorne:

John Ruskin’s chess diary:

You can see more images in the slides shows in these reviews:

New York Times: Tales of Lives Richly Lived, but True?
DNA Info: New Midtown Exhibit Peeks at Private Diaries of Writers, Performers.

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3 Responses to “Morgan Library Exhibit: “The Diary””

  1. These diaries look so beautiful, I wonder whether similar kinds are available to buy.

  2. [...] I lived in New York, I would totally be going to visit this diary exhibition (make sure you click on the link in the post to the NY Times article as [...]

  3. Neat. I always wonder how antique diaries end up lost, in antique stores, and now in exhibits.

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