Annika’s Archival Discovery

Thursday March 16, 2017: I decided to stay in the library for one of the hikes, opting instead to do some individual research in the archives. While we were in the museum earlier in the day, I had listened to one of the letters describing Catherine Wordsworth’s death. This recording piqued my interest, and I…

John Wordsworth: “A silent Poet!” Exhibit Presentation

From Noah Morton: On Friday, a coin was tossed. Amherst was tails. The coin landed on heads. Amherst went first! We presented our exhibit to two new guests The Robert Woof Director, Michael McGregor and Senior Project Administrator, Marie Batty along with the team of curator who helped us all week. Our exhibit model included…

Learning about Conservation

Friday March 21, 2017: We spent a wonderful morning with the Harvard group in the library. We learned from Jeff and Victoria, the conservator for the collection, about the work of preserving the collection’s fragile treasures. Victoria spoke with us about being a conservator. She detailed her process and the care and deliberation that goes into maintaining the…

The Dove Cottage Soirée

Friday March 21, 2017: Friday evening was our last evening with Jeff, Alice, and the rest of the Wordsworth Trust staff. Jeff had planned a celebratory evening for us all in Dove Cottage, where many surprises lay in store for us. The staff of the Trust plied us, as ever, with a tremendous quantity of…