Category Archives: J. Fletcher Williams

“We do not loan books &c,” 1885

Postcard c. 1910. ” ‘The Joy Ride’ at the California Alligator Farm, Los Angeles, California.” The Carter Museum of American Art via Google Images. ***** Before I return J. Fletcher Williams to the file cabinet, I want to share a … Continue reading

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“Mister, haint you got no books about pirates, or killing Injuns?”

The Minnesota Historical Society’s Library-Museum in 1892 I’ve been reading the annual and biennial reports of the Minnesota Historical Society in the 19th century, most of them written by the Society’s stalwart Secretary/Librarian, J. Fletcher Williams. Williams had a high … Continue reading

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