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Treasures of The Historical Society of Pennsylvania


Note from the Editor
by Tamara Gaskell Miller

Note from the President
by David Moltke-Hansen

Three Relics of Pennsylvania's Founding
by Daniel K. Richter

On the Discovery of Helonias bullata L. (Swamp-Pink) and the Source of the Specimens in the Linnaean Herbarium
by Alfred E. Schuyler

Treasures from the Founding of the Nation
by John P. Kaminski

"The Debt Which Must All Pay": Tobias Lear's Diary Account of George Washington's Death
by Philander D. Chase

The Great Event of the Nineteenth Century: Lincoln Issues the Emancipation Proclamation
by Allen C. Guelzo

Thomas Sully's Account of Pictures
by Carrie Rebora Barratt

Preserving Our Treasures

Book Reviews

Some Fruits of Solitude: Wise Sayings on the Conduct of Human Life, by William Penn; edited by Eric K. Taylor
Doing Oral History: A Practical Guide, 2nd ed., by Donald A. Ritchie
Times of Sorrow and Hope: Documenting Everyday Life in Pennsylvania During the Depression and World War II, by Allen Cohen and Ronald L. Fillippelli
My History Is America's History: 15 Things You Can Do to Save America's Stories

Society News

LEGACIES for Kids: Precious Possessions: A Hunt for Family Treasures
by Joan Saverino

LEGACIES for Kids: Book Reviews
by the Staff of Chris' Corner: Books for Kids & Teens

Climbing Your Family Tree: Online and Off-Line Genealogy for Kids, by Ira Wolfman
One More River to Cross: An African American Photograph Album, by Walter Dean Myers
Lincoln: In His Own Words, by Milton Meltzer; illustrated by Stephen Alcorn
Grandfather's Journey, by Allen Say
The Flower Hunter: William Bartram, America's First Naturalist, by Deborah Kogan Ray
How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning, by Rosalyn Schanzer

Food for Thought: Franklin B. Gowen's Ceremonial Bowl
by Nancy Moses

Cover image:  Detail of artist's rendering of The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, c. 1910.