Ashbrook Center Spring 2024

We were delighted to receive an invitation from the Ashbrook Center to extend our book exhibit into the spring semester, allowing students to intimately engage with original documents that have played pivotal roles in our nation’s history and Western Civilization. A new interactive primary documents exhibition showcased rare documents of profound historical significance, such as a scarce edition of Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense,” an instrumental piece in sparking the American Revolution, an authentic document from Thomas Jefferson, and even a “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.” At The Remnant Trust, we are dedicated to providing individuals with the opportunity to hold, examine, read, and discuss our ever-growing collection of manuscripts. Our philosophy aligns with the belief that “great ideas belong to everyone,” and we deeply appreciate the shared sentiment expressed by our esteemed partner, Ashbrook Center.

Classical works exhibition included:
  • Letters of Lord Acton to Mary, Daughter of the Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone by John Acton, 1904
  • The Institvtion of Christian Religion (The Institutes of the Christian Religion) by John Calvin, 1578
  • The Spectator by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele, 1803
  • An Essay on the Comparative Efficiency of Regulation or Abolition, as Applied to the Slave Trade. Shewing That the Latter Only Can Remove the Evils to be Found in That Commerce by Thomas Clarkson, 1789
  • Speech to the Diet of Worms by Martin Luther, 1521
  • A Disquisition on Government and A Discourse on the Constitution and Government of the United States by John C. Calhoun, 1851
  • A Manual of Parliamentary Practice for the Use of the Senate of the United States by Thomas Jefferson, 1801
  • Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States; with a Preliminary Review of the Constitutional History of the Colonies and States, Before the Adoption of the Constitution United States Congress by Joseph Story, 1833
  • The Pennsylvania Magazine: or, American Monthly Museum. Containing “An Occasional Letter on the Female Sex”, 1775
  • Documents Relating to the Presidential Election in the Year 1801: Containing a Refutation of Two Passages in the Writings of Thomas Jefferson by Richard Bayard, 1831
  • Observation on Paine’s Rights of Man, in a Series of Letters by John Quincy Adams, 1792
  • A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson, 1792
  • An Address Delivered at Charlestown August 1, 1826, in Commemoration of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson by Edward Everett, 1826
  • Common Sense by Thomas Paine, 1776
  • Speech of Daniel Webster, in Reply to Mr. Hayne, of South Carolina by Daniel Webster, 1830
  • Religious Liberty an Invaluable Blessing; Illustrated in Two Discourses Preached at Roxbury December 3, 1767. Being the Day of General Thanksgiving by Amos Adams, 1768
  • Constitution of the Democratic Society of Friends of the People. Established at Philadelphia, 13th April, 1805 by Democratic Society of Friends of the People, 1805
  • Up From Slavery: An Autobiography by Booker T. Washington, 1901
  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American by Frederick Douglass, 1846