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Barbara Graham at Ex Libris Dinner

Barbara L. and David M. Graham
Acquisition and Preservation Endowment

This endowment was established for the purpose of acquiring and preserving materials in the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections.

Barbara Graham

Burke L. Graham, ’74,  established this endowment in 2002 to honor his mother Barbara L. Graham and in memory of his father David M.Graham. Mrs. Graham was a friend of the Libraries and served on the Ex Libris Society Executive Committee from 2007-2010. She died in 2017. 

The Graham Acquisition and Preservation Endowment has supported the acquisition of a first edition of Richard Braithwaite’s The English Gentlewoman (London: Printed by B. Alsop and T. Favcet for Mitchell Spark...), 1631.  This title is bound with: The English Gentleman (London: Printed by Felix Kyngston and are to be sold by Robert Bostock...), 1633.

These conduct books suggest rules for social conduct and etiquette.  Sections of The English Gentlewoman include “Apparell,” “Behaviour,” “Complement,” “Decency,” and “Honour”. Sections of The English Gentleman include “Disposition,” “Education,” “Vocation,” “Recreation,” and “Acquaintance.”

                                                                       the english gentlewoman title pageThe English Gentlewoman, 1633

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Updated 2/8/2018