Mortimer Rare Book Room, Smith College

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Mortimer Rare Book Room, Smith College

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The Mortimer Rare Book Room at Smith College houses the college's rare books and literary manuscripts. Broad in scope, it includes works from all time periods and in subject areas as diverse ancient history and zoology....

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Mortimer Rare Book Room

Items in the Mortimer Rare Book Room, Smith College Collection

Cover of The American Lady
A pocket-sized manual on how to instruct women in the code of behavior deemed suitable to a proper lady. The front cover displays green embossed cloth with gilt lettering and an engraved frontispiece. Being a wife, mother, and Christian encapsulated…

Cover of Dr. Harmon's Spanish System of Physical Culture for Ladies
Ephemeral publications often provide more-nuanced pictures of American culture and life. Images of women have commonly been featured in product advertisements and large collections of medical ephemera. A champion in this special genre of…

Illustration from Favorite Dishes
A handsome sourcebook on 19th-century cookery, Favorite Dishesis a celebrity cookbook of autographed recipes, accented by portraits of the distinguished contributors. The cookbook includes regional recipes from every state- ham toast from Texas,…

The Cover of The Home-Maker
Marion Harland was the author of over 75 works of fiction and domestic advice, hundreds of magazine articles, and short stories. A lifelong supporter of the cult of domesticity, Harland was never a feminist and even briefly allied with the…