John Russell Bartlett Society

Drawing of John Russell Bartlett.
Collection of the John Carter Brown Library.

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Past Events 2012 / 2013

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Winter/Spring 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015 5:30 PM:

The March meeting of the John Russell Bartlett Society is scheduled for Monday March 30th at 5:30 PM at the John Carter Brown Library. This month’s meeting is our annual business and member’s meeting. Following a short business meeting in which we will hear reports from our president, treasurer and secretary we will elect officers for the coming year.

 In keeping with tradition of having one of our own speak on member’s night our speaker for the evening will be Society member Herb Obodda. As the John Carter Brown Library will be mounting an exhibit on minerals at this time it is most appropriate that Herb is our speaker. He is a renowned mineral collector and dealer having traveled extensively to many exotic places including Pakistan and Afghanistan to build his collection over more than 50 years of adventure.  Herb is also an author and avid bibliophile, his collection of antiquarian books dealing with mineralogy, mining, geology, gemology and crystallography is world famous and numbers more than 3500 cataloged items. The earliest book in the collection was printed in 1491 while others date to the present day. You can learn more about Herb and his collection by visiting the following website.

Monday, April 13, 2015 5:30 PM:
The Stillwell Prize Cermony & Lecture
John Carter Brown Library 94 George St., Providence

We'll award our annual prize to the most creative collection of books assembled by a Rhode Island undergraduate student.

May , 5:30 PM:
Annual Meeting & Lecture
Rhode Island Historical Society

The May Annual Meeting is still in the planning stage.

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