11-12-2017 11-12-2017
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November 12, 2017 11:00AMCalender

Fiske, John (1842-1901) An Archive Consisting of Lecture Notes, Typed Manuscripts and Other Material.

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 3040B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 12, 2017 11:00AM


Fiske, John (1842-1901) An Archive Consisting of Lecture Notes, Typed Manuscripts and Other Material. Including: the cartoon, "Professor John Fiske flies the evolution kite in America" from The Daily Graphic, September 12, 1874; sheet music for Fiske's composition, "Take, oh, take those lips away," from Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, Boston: Russell & Co., 1879; twenty-five brochures and handbills advertising Fiske's lectures (including lectures on Darwin's theory of evolution); approximately sixty pages of notes in Fiske's hand for lectures; twenty-nine-page typed carbon manuscript of the essay, "Old and New Ways of Treating History"; approximately 300 copied typed pages of Fiske's contribution to the book A History of all Nations from the Earliest Times; menus from several dinners hosted at Delmonico's in the 1880s and 1890s in honor of U.S. Grant, Fiske, and others; four sets of manuscript lecture notes; and other correspondence associated with Fiske.
Fiske was a Harvard lecturer, author, historian, philosopher, and polymath who popularized Darwin's theory of evolution in the United States.
Estimate $600-800

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