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Widener Library. Harvard University. Widener Harvard Depository KF 4425

“Purchased from the Lib. of Josiah Royce, Peabody fd; 6 Dec. 1945.” Widener Library. Harvard University. Widener Harvard Depository KF 4425

The Royce Library Recovery Project seeks to provide the scholarly community with access to the personal library of Josiah Royce. While doing research in the accession records at Harvard University Archives, I came across information suggesting that the libraries at Harvard University house as many as 989 volumes formerly belonging to Royce.

Currently I have identified and cataloged a total of 488 books and pamphlets. Highlights of my current findings include Royce’s copy of Friedrich Goltz’s Ueber die Verrichtungen des Grosshirns: Gesammelte Abhandlungen (1881) – which contains two hundred and seventy-seven annotations, as well as copious markings.

The Royce Library Recovery Project launched its fundraising campaign on May 21st, 2016. Since then I have raised $6,744 through through grants and crowdfunding. Due to the generosity of the Josiah Royce Society, the Royce Foundation, and the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, the Royce Library Recovery project will not longer be accepting donations.

 

Thank you for your encouragement and support.
Ermine L. Algaier IV

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