Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

The Rise and Fall of Volapük

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on August 29, 2011

Four volumes of clippings tracing the first 10 years of the creation and promotion of Volapük,
a constructed language claimed to have been divinely given to Johann Schleyer, a German Priest.

Town Tarrydiddles

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on August 17, 2009

An amateur newspaper, done in manuscript, from 1882. The authors, Guy and Thomas Berry Cusack-Smith, recount the social and sporting goings-on in their neighborhoods in Eccleston Square, London, and in West Sussex.
Included are drawings, puzzles, and rhymes. Sir Thomas Cusack-Smith was later Consul General for Samoa.

La Tuies

Posted in Beinecke Library by beineckepoetry on October 9, 2008

A run of issues of a magazine, La Tuies, from Barcelona, 1923-1927.
Edited by Agusti Piraces, this satirical serial tended toward
the outwardly ribald.