Archive for June, 2010

The Chesterwood Archives

Chesterwood, an Historic Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, has transferred its archival collections to the Chapin Library for preservation, digitization, and access. Daniel Chester French (1850–1931), America’s foremost twentieth-century public sculptor, lived at Chesterwood, his Stockbridge, Massachusetts country home, studio, and gardens, for more than thirty years, during which time he documented […]

The Physiology of Taste

The Chapin Library’s recent acquisition of Physiologie du goût, ou Méditations de gastronomie transcendante by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1825, dated 1826) is celebrated in the March 2010 Williams Alumni Review, available here. This first edition of one of the foundation works of culinary history and gastronomy, one of only two known copies inscribed by the […]