Research & Collections News
April 18, 2016
Manuscripts and Archives: Philadelphia Map Society Visit
The Philadelphia Map Society visited the Hagley Library on April 9 and viewed a display of maps from the Manuscripts and Archives Department. The maps ranged from early nineteenth-century property documents to twentieth century transportation routes, and urban planning studies.
April 13, 2016
Museum Collection: Mystery Object - Gunpowder Thermometers
Sometimes, objects in our collection are a little mysterious. They can be mysterious because we can’t say who made them, or what material they are made of, or because we may not know who used them or how they were used. Our staff do the best they can to research the objects in our collection, but many of them remain to be researched. This brings us to this week’s topic: gunpowder thermometers.