The staff of the Flora Lamson Hewlett Library recently received some public recognition by the son of Robert McAfee Brown for their work in collecting and preserving his personal library. The Letter to the Editor, printed in the New York Times, is included below.
To the Editor:
I read with great interest Andrew D. Scrimgeour’s warm and beautifully written essay on the personal libraries that scholars often leave behind at death — and the librarians who are asked to sort through, order and relocate these books and papers (“Handled With Care,” Dec. 30).
It brought back so clearly the process my...