Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Reception: "Celebrating the Acquisition of the Henry Strachey Papers," March 3, 2011

Photo courtesy of Sotheby's

The Acquisition of the Henry Strachey Papers
Thursday, March 3, 2011
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Great Room, Clements Library
909 S. University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI

Please join us in celebrating the acquisition and arrival of the Strachey Papers.
In October 2010 the Clements Library purchased the Henry Strachey Papers at Sotheby’s, ending a paper chase that began in the 1920s. The acquisition complements a Strachey archive the Library bought in 1982 and reunites an impressive array of important primary sources for historians of the American Revolution. Strachey’s letters and other manuscripts tell the British side of the story, offering scholars valuable new information on Anglo-American relations, English investments in North America, the events of the war, the Treaty of Paris, and late 18th- century social history.

Photo courtesy of Sotheby's
Join us for light refreshments, an exhibition of selections from the Strachey Papers, and staff presentations on their historical value and the Library’s eight decades of work to bring them to Ann Arbor.

Free and open to the public. For more information, call the Clements Library at 734-764-2347.

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