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The latest issue of The Quarto is now available. The Quarto is a semi-annual newsletter published by the William L. Clements Library and sent to members of the Clements Library Associates.

In addition to news and announcements about the Clements Library, this issue features several essays about the Hudson-Champlain corridor, in commemoration of the quadricentennial of the discoveries of Henry Hudson and Samuel le Champlain and the 250th anniversary of England’s North American victories in the French and Indian War.

Contents of the Spring-Summer 2009 issue of The Quarto:

  1. “From the Director,” by J. Kevin Graffagnino, Director. The first issue from the new director of the Clements Library.
  2. Learning to Draw the Hudson,” by Clayton Lewis, Curator of Graphic Materials. “ Images of the Hudson River Valley.
  3. “A Post of So Much Importance,” by Cheney Schopieray, Assistant Curator of Manuscripts. Benedict Arnold’s attempt to sell West Point to the British during the American Revolution.
  4. “The Place was Named … Lake Champlain,” by Brian Leigh Dunnigan, Curator of Maps and Head of Research & Publications. The Champlain Valley’s importance as a military arena in the 18th century.
  5. “A Beautiful and Fruitful Place: Dutch Contributions to the American Table,” by Janice Bluestein Longone, Curator of American Culinary History. Dutch foodways and their lasting impact on life in America.
  6. “A Tradition of Giving,” by Ann Rock, Director of Development. The Library’s plans for fundraising.
  7. Announcements