Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

Qui est Henri Roorda?

Posted in Beinecke Library, Modern General Collection by beineckepoetry on June 1, 2009

Well, according to our research, Henri Roorda van Eysinga (1870-1925, who often wrote under the pseudonym Balthazar) was a Swiss educator, humorist, anarchist, and pacifist who wrote everything from math textbooks to plays to essays. Hardly known in the US, he is feted in an exhibition at the Musee Historique de Lausanne.

Beinecke Library has added a small group of books and a typescript of a play “The League against Stupidity”

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