Civil Warrior of the Week #1: Col. Rush C. Hawkins

The Magician of the Week feature goes on hiatus this week. But not to fear: a weekly dose of historic portraiture will still be available, and now we're increasing the facial hair quotient considerably. Today marks the first of the "Civil Warrior of the Week" posts, and our first image, that of Rush C. Hawkins, offers not only the afore-promised facial hair, but a pretty nice hat too:

Even nicer than Hawkins' hat: the collection of rare books and art he left to Brown University.

View the original post and find more at the Notes for Bibliophiles Blog.

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Jordan Goffin

Special Collections Librarian Jordan Goffin has been mining the wonders in the Library’s Special Collections since early 2011. If you’d like to stop in and spend some time with the historic and noteworthy books, manuscripts and ephemera at PPL, contact him by email at or by phone at 401.455.8021. Also, visit the Notes for Bibliophiles blog ( to read more about the exciting materials in Special Collections and to keep up with events and announcements.


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