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Romantic Circles selected as "Historic Collection" by Library of Congress

The United States Library of Congress has selected Romantic Circles (www.rc.umd.edu) for inclusion in its historic collections of Internet materials. The Library's traditional functions, acquiring, cataloging, preserving and serving collection materials of historical importance to the Congress and to the American people to foster education and scholarship, extend to digital materials, including Web sites.  Over time, the Web archiving team will make Romantic Circles available to researchers both onsite at Library facilities and though the Library's public Web site  http://www.loc.gov/webarchiving/.

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Short-Term Research Fellowships at NYPL

via Elizabeth Denlinger, curator of  The Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle at the NYPL:

The New York Public Library is delighted to announce the availability of up to ten fellowships to support visiting scholars pursuing research in the Library’s Dorot Jewish Division; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Miriam & Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs; or Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.  Fellowships will range from $2,500 to $3,000.

Scholars from outside the New York metropolitan area engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, or independent research are invited to apply.

Applications must demonstrate how The New York Public Library’s collections are essential to the research proposed, and successful applicants are expected to contribute a report on their findings, suitable for posting to the Library’s website, at the conclusion of their research.

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Byron Society Collection to go to Drew University

The Byron Society of America announced January 22, 2010 that it has chosen Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, as the new home for its Byron Society Collection. The collection of almost 5,000 items, including rare books, portraits, letters, and other priceless material, will be housed with the Drew Library’s special collections, where students, scholars, and members of the public will be able to access it. Robert Weisbuch, president of Drew University and a specialist in nineteenth-century British and American writers, stated in his welcome: “The arrival of this collection will provide a feast of research opportunities for scholars and undergraduates alike.”

John Cam Hobhouse diary: fresh content and new location

The diary of John Cam Hobhouse on the Web has undergone some changes. It's current location at www.Hobby-O.com has moved to the Blog site of Peter Cochran at http://petercochran.wordpress.com/hobhouses-diary/. With the move comes significant new content, including full coverage from the years 1809-1824 and new material from Hobhouse's time in London and Switzerland.

From the foreword to the Hobhouse diary:

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Karl Kroeber (1926-2009)

We note with sadness the death on Sunday, November 8 of the distinguished scholar of the romantic period, former Mellon Professor of the Humanities and Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, Karl Kroeber. A notice and a separate appreciation appeared yesterday in the Columbia Spectator.

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