Hyak nin is’shiu, or Stanzas by a century of poets, being Japanese Lyrical Odes, by Frederick V. Dickins, M.B. , 1866

With an extensive preface detailing the painstaking effort of the author to accurately translate these poems, “familiar in every Japanese household,” this book includes poems, explanatory notes, text in Roman and Japanese characters, a full index and a catalog of Japanese author titles. It was scanned as part of the Google Books Project.

Librarians’ notes indicate that the book was given to the Harvard Library by George W. Wales of Boston in 1875 and that its paper was deacidified in 1992.

Acidified paper is the reason so many books and papers created after 1840 are yellowed and crumbling. Michigan State University library offers this description of deacidification of acidic paper.

"Motivation for Harvard Students" or all students basically

1. If you fall asleep now, you will dream. If you study now, you will live your dream.
2. When you think it’s too late, the truth is, it’s still early.
3. The pain of studying is only temporary. But the pain of not knowing—ignorance—is forever.
4. Studying is not about time. It’s about effort.
5. Life is not all about studying. But if you can’t even conquer this little part of life, then what else can you possibly do?
6. Enjoy the inexorable pain.
7. It’s those who are earlier than the others, those who put in more effort, who can enjoy the feelings of success.
8. Not everyone can truely succeed in everything. But success only comes with self-management and determination.
9. Time is flying.
10. The saliva that flow now will become the tears of tomorrow.
11. Dogs are learning, ambassadors are playing.
12. If you don’t walk today, you’ll have to run tomorrow.
13. People who invest in the future are realists.
14. The level of education is in direct correlation with your salary.
15. When today is over, it will never come back.

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Anonymous, Eclipse over Boston 02/10/1959, United States

This is the way the eclipse of the sun appeared from a Northeast plane 15,500 feet over nearby Swamp-scott this morning. Bad weather from hurricane Gracie obscured the view from the ground but was seen by a group of Harvard astronomers viewed it from the plane. This shot was made as it reached it’s halfway point. Layer of clouds from the effect in the foreground.

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Harvard scientists confirm antique book is bound in human skin


Harvard University scientists have confirmed that a 19th century French treatise in its libraries is bound in human skin, Harvard University said this week, after a bevvy of scientific testing.

Arsene Houssaye’s “Des destinées de l’âme” (On the destiny of the soul) is part of the antique book collection of the university’s Houghton Library, which specializes in rare and antique works.

Harvard conservators and scientists used several methods to test the origin of the book binding material, using microscopic samples. Through these tests, they were able to exclude the possibility that the book cover was made from the skin of a goat, a sheep or another animal. Read more.