HWL Visiting Faculty Fellow Finds Edith Wharton Typescript at the Rubenstein Library

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
The Devil's Tale

Meredith Goldsmith is an English professor at Ursinus College who is spending a year at Duke as an HWL Visiting Faculty Fellow. She recently shared some exciting news in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library blog.

As a Humanities Writ Large Fellow at Duke this year, one of my goals was to explore the archives in the Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Collection, extending work I had done at the Kislak Center for Special Collections at University of Pennsylvania creating archival research exercises for undergraduate humanities students. My scholarship focuses on late nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century American women’s writing, so I knew that exploring the Lisa Unger Baskin Collection, currently undergoing processing, would be especially exciting. But little did I know that I would uncover a genuine “find”—an Italian-language typescript of a short story by Edith Wharton, translated by the author and featuring corrections in her own hand.

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