From Suzy Taraba, Wesleyan Library.
On Thursday, original documents, books, and printed materials related to the Emancipation Proclamation, President Abraham Lincoln, and the Civil War, will be on view in the Davison Rare Book Room, Special Collections & Archives, from 2 to 4:30 p.m.
Among the items on display will be a certificate signed by Lincoln appointing Hiram Willey (Wesleyan Class of 1839) U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut; Harper’s Weekly, the North’s most comprehensive, illustrated source for news about the Civil War; Confederate publications related to slavery; abolitionist publications; and the first edition of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s galvanizing novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
This event is free and open to the public. Children under 12 must be closely supervised by an adult. Visitors are required to sign in and put belongings in a locker before entering the Davison Rare Book Room. Olin Library is located at 252 Church Street. Special Collections & Archives is on the first floor of the building, east side, behind the glass door next to the stairs. For more information about the event, contact Special Collections & Archives at (860) 685-3864 or email.