Video Fridays: Carolyn Wells in the Library

Credit: NYPL Digital Collections

Frontispiece by Frances Rogers for Carolyn Wells’ first mystery, The Clue (1909).

Last weekend, I gave a Zoom presentation to the Florida Bibliophile Society about my new research project: librarian, author, and book collector Carolyn Wells (c. 1862-1942). Her mystery novels — she wrote 80 of them, plus another 90 books, give or take — are most intriguing to me, but I also discussed her Walt Whitman collection, now at the Library of Congress.

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