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Welcome to the Fundraising Website of the Royce Library Recovery Project.

The Royce Library Recovery Project (RLRP) seeks to provide the scholarly community with an unprecedented glimpse into the personal library of Josiah Royce. Based upon recent archival research, I have discovered documentation that an estimated 1000 volumes that formerly belonged to Royce  were donated to Harvard College Library shortly after his death. Currently, I have recovered 455 volumes and have strong leads for identifying and cataloging several hundred more.

This website serves the purpose of raising funding to facilitate archival and library research that will reclaim significant portions of Royce’s personal library. To learn more about this project and its principal researcher, please browse before going to the Donation Page.

Thank you for your interest and support.

Sincerely,
Dr. Ermine L. Algaier IV

“Collected and Indexed by Prof. Royce” Widener Library. Harvard University. Widener Harvard Depository Phil 5205.11.7