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Who Was The Writer of My Ragpicker?

Mary E. Waller is the author of “ My Ragpicker.” This is the story of a little French girl whose only mother was the historic and somewhat forbidding cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. To embrace a great stone pillar of this cathedral was to her like clinging to the knees of her mother. She knelt by it, clasped it ... Read More »

Who was the originator of the first circulating library?

Who was the originator of the first circulating library?

Benjamin Franklin was the originator of the first circulating library. In 1731 he suggested to his fellow-members of the Junto Club that they keep their books together, so that all the members might have access to them. The public library of today is the outcome of this experiment. Last Updated On:Thursday, June 1, 2017 Read More »

What Is the Bread-and-Cheese Club of James Fenimore Cooper?

What Is the Bread-and-Cheese Club of James Fenimore Cooper?

Old Washington Hall, New York City, was the meeting-place of a coterie of literary men, among whom were Cooper, Bryant, Verplanck, Sands, Halleck, and others, known as the Bread-and-Cheese Club, because, in their voting for membership, bread was used for the affirmative, and cheese for the negative ballots. Last Updated On:Thursday, June 1, 2017 Read More »