Special Collections Recent Acquisition

Joannes Nigronus.  Oratio Nigroni iureconsulti habita Genue du[m] Pa[n]thaleone[m] Siluaticu[m] vtriusq[ue] iuris ornaret insignibus.[Pavia]: Impressussum Papie p[ro] magistru[m] Jacob de Burgofrancho, 1509. The first and only edition of the legal dissertation given...
Special Collections Recent Acquisition

Special Collections Recent Acquisition

Desolle. Procès contre Mme Rouanet le Sr. Jougrans la dame de Negries et le Sr. Vaganai porteur des lettres de change. [s.l.: s.n.], [ca. 1784]-1786. A volume of 11 pamphlets regarding litigation between Marie Antoinette de Carrión, wife of Augustin Spinola (married...

Spiro Agnew Resigns, Oct. 10, 1973

Spiro Agnew, in his second term as Vice-President under Richard Nixon, resigned after pleading nolo contendere to falsifying income tax returns during his term as Governor of Maryland.  He was also charged with extortion and bribery.    He paid a fine and served...

Happy Birthday, Barcodes!

US Patent #2,612,994 was issued on October 7, 1952, to Joseph Woodland and Bernard Silver, for a round  symbol with concentric circles or a linear label with lines and spaces which were readable by a special optical device.  Silver proposed the linear barcode while a...
Special Collections Recent Acquisition

Special Collections Recent Acquisition

David Hoffman.  A Lecture, Introductory to a Course of Lectures, Now Delivering in the University of Maryland (Baltimore: Printed by John D. Toy, 1823). William Cranch’s copy.  A seventy-seven page pamphlet in tan wrappers, signed at the head of the top wrapper in...

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