Over 6000 individual items make up the Yale Papyrus Collection.
From Aramaic to Syriac; From Pharaonic to Modern; From Akanthon Polis to Theadelphia,
the collection includes wills, diplomas, letters, land records, school exercises, and spells, such as the Egyptian/Coptic love charm pictured below.
To learn more about the collection, go to: http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/digitallibrary/papyrus.html
A quotation written out by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe originally from “Rule a Wife and Have a Wife”
a comedy by John Fletcher first performed in 1624 and published in 1640.
Players on a basketball team, Havana, Cuba, 1931. (From the Langston Hughes Papers, JWJ MSS 26)
Margaret Anderson (YCAL MSS 265)
Gertrude Stein on the terrace of her villa at Biliguin with Pepe and Basket I, photographed by Carl Van Vechten (ZA Van Vechten)
[Eugene O’Neill, wearing striped robe, sitting on lawn, reading, 1931]. (YCAL MSS 123)
Photograph of Ezra Pound reclining in lawn chair at St. Elizabeth’s. (YCAL MSS 24)
[Photograph of Margaret Canby in a lawn chair with a cigarette, 1929]. (YCAL MSS 187)
Elizabeth Jenks Clark (YCAL MSS 265)
Josephine Herbst. (ZA Herbst)
On the lawn at Newport — standing: Miss Edgar (Edith Wharton’s cousin) and Edith Wharton; seated: Mr. Hoyt Gould, Lucretia Jones (Edith Wharton’s mother), and Teddy Wharton, ca. 1884. (YCAL MSS 42)