Object of the Month

The "literary leather dresser": Thomas Dowse and his Library

The Dowse Library Engraving

The Dowse Library

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This engraving of the Dowse Library at the MHS shows the library when it opened on 9 April 1857 at 30 Tremont Street, Boston. Although dismantled in 1899 for the move to our current location at 1154 Boylston Street, the library looks much the same now as it did then.