Stillwell Book Prize Event

April 15, 2013 - 5:30pm

The John Carter Brown Library, The Charles H. Watts II History and Culture of the Book Program, and the John Russell Bartlett Society will co-host the Margaret Stillwell Prize Competition and Award event.  This event will be held in the MacMillan Reading Room at the John Carter Brown Library.

Lucas Mason-Brown will discuss his efforts to decrypt the mysterious marginal annotations made by Roger Williams in a copy of one of his books. Lucas's talk is entitled, "Roger William's Lost Treatise: Learning and using shorthand to reveal a 17th century mystery".  The resulting discoveries have been covered by the Boston Globe and Slate, among other media venues.

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