In this episode, Janet and Jim flip through a book that documented the California Gold Rush in real time and was one of nearly 1000 books included in Frederick Sanford’s personal library, which was gifted to the Atheneum after his death.
They also peruse a 19th century “beach read” by Edward Bellamy set on Nantucket that you may or may not want to add to your summer reading list.
References and Resources:
The Shelves of Yore is a production of the Nantucket Atheneum. It is written, narrated, and edited by Janet Forest and researched by Jim Borzilleri.
The Nantucket Atheneum is located at 1 India Street in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
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