Ticknor Meeting History, Compiled by Beth Carroll Horrocks
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DateCityVenueDescriptionSpeaker(s)NotesEvent type
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Entries in purple are Collectors' Roundtable events
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Entries in pale green are hands-on workshops
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Entries in pale orange are visits to private collections
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Entries in pale blue are annual meetings; most also include a talk or lecture
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Entries in pale red are Curator's tours, usually for a specific exhibition
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5/22/02CambridgeHarvard Law SchoolNicholas Basbanes on "A Fellowship of Books"Nicholas BasbanesInaugural meeting
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6/26/02CambridgeMassachusetts Historical SocietyAn Evening Celebrating the TicknorsSally Schwager, Peter Accardo, Ken Carpenter; Peter Drummey, Bill Fowler
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10/17/02BostonBPLBook Fair Secrets: A Roundtable DiscussionPeter Stern, Greg Powers, Priscilla Juvelis, Michael Ginsberg, Mike McIntyre.Hosted by New England Chapter of ABAA.
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12/3/02NatickMuseum of World War IIA Visit to Kenneth Rendell's World War II MuseumKenneth W. RendellIncluded catered dinner
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2/4/03BostonBPLFirst and Most Recent - But Never Last!Robin Bledsoe, Leonard Scinto, Joan Nordell, Dan Posnansky; moderator Nick BasbanesNo single themeCombo Collectors' Roundtable and Show-and-tell
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3/27/03CambridgeHoughton LibraryEmerson and His BooksJoel Myerson, Ron Bosco
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4/15/03BostonBPLThe Meaning of Everything: An Evening with Simon WinchesterSimon Winchester
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10/4/03CambridgeBarker Center for the Humanities, HarvardFour Contributions to the Cultural History of LibrariesMatthew Battles, Barbara A. Mitchell, William P. Stoneman, Helena TothCo-sponsored with the History of the Book Seminar (Harvard)
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11/19/03CambridgeHarvard Faculty ClubAn Evening with Joanne DobsonJoanne Dobson [on "biblio-mysteries"]Co-hosted with the Speckled Band of Boston, a Sherlock Holmes society
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12/2/03BostonBPLCollectors' RoundtableKent Bicknell, Victor Gulotta, John Hench, Charles Rheault; moderator Anne BromerNo single theme; "Following up on its previous collectors' roundtable, the Ticknor Society decided to make this an annual event. "Collectors' Roundtable
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2/4/04NewtonHome of Michèle Cloonan and Sid BergerA Passion for Paper: The Decorated Paper Collections of Michèle Cloonan and Sidney BergerMichèle Cloonan, Sidney Berger
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2/24/04CambridgeHoughton LibraryA Curator's Tour by Roger StoddardRoger StoddardExhibition: Res Gestae: Libri Manent; a Curator's Choice, a celebration of Stoddard's career, highlighting 89 of his favorite acquisitions purchased for the Houghton Library from 1965 to 2003.Curator's tour
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3/19/04CambridgeHoughton LibrarySir Hans Sloane and His Printed Ephemera CollectionsGiles Mandelbrote
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4/24/04BostonBoston AthenaeumAmerican Book Collectors of Children's LiteratureTS invited to join tour, by the American Book Collectors of Children's Literature (ABCs) Connecticut Chapter. After lunch, the group met at the West Newton studio of Nancy Schon, the sculptor who created the Make Way for Ducklings statues in the Boston Common, the Tortoise and the Hare at Copley Square, and similar works.Curator's Tour
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6/6/04North AndoverMuseum of PrintingAnnual Meeting and Visit to the Museum of PrintingLarry Oppenberg, President of Galapagos DesignAnnual Meeting
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10/21/04CambridgeSignet Society, HarvardJohn O'Mara: "A bookseller who collects…a barender who drinks?"John O'Mara
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11/13/04New Haven, CTBeinecke Library, Elizabethan Club, Yale UniversityField Trip to the Beinecke Library and the Elizabethan Club, Yale UniversityEarle HavensYale Center for British Art (William Morris exhibition), Beinecke Library, Elizabethan ClubField trip
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12/2/04BostonBPLCollectors' RoundtablePopular Medicine: Charles E. Rosenberg, William H. Helfand, Lawrence M. Vincent; moderator Thomas A. HorrocksCollectors' Roundtable
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1/11/05CambridgeBarker Center for the Humanities, HarvardTheda Skocpol on Fraternal LiteratureTheda SkocpolCo-sponsored with the History of the Book Seminar (Harvard)
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3/1/05CambridgeWidener Library, HarvardTour of Widener Library with Matthew BattlesMatthew Battles
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3/5/05BostonSimmons CollegePaste Paper WorkshopSidney BergerHands-on, day-long workshopHands-on workshop
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4/5/05Providence, RIOffices of Frank J. WilliamsField trip to see collection of Frank Williams, owner of the one the largest private collections relating to Abraham LincolnFrank J. WilliamsTalk on "Collecting Lincoln," tour of Judge Williams' chamber, tour of collection (Frank Williams was at the time Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Rhode Island)Field trip; private collection
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4/17/05Lexington, MANational Heritage MuseumCurator's tour with Ken RendellKenneth W. RendellExhibition: The Western Pursuit of the American DreamField trip; Curator's tour
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5/3/05BostonSt. Botolph ClubAnnual meeting and talk by Bernard Margolis [topic?]Bernard MargolisIncluded catered dinnerAnnual Meeting
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10/5/05BostonBPLAnti-Slavery Collections of the Boston Public Library - a Curator's TourMarion KilsonExhibition: "Words of Thunder: The Life and Times of William Lloyd Garrison" (commemorating the 200th anniversary of William Lloyd Garrison's birth)Curator's Tour
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10/29/05BostonHynes Convention CenterCollectors' Roundtable at the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair??? Need to find topics/speakersAt Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair, Hynes Convention CenterCollectors' Roundtable
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12/6/05CambridgeHoughton LibraryPapers You Wish You'd HeardCaroline Duroselle-Melish on "Early Scientific Illustrations of Monsters;" Todd Pattison on "Visually Appealling: Cloth Bound Books 1830-1860;" John B. Hench on "Projecting America through Books in Post D-Day Europe"A panel of three speakers from the Boston area reprised recent papers (all illustrated!) delivered outside Boston with interest for local bibliophiles
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3/2/06BostonMcMullen Museum of Art, and the Burns Library, Boston CollegeMedieval Manuscripts and Rare Books Adventures at Boston College - a Tale of Two CuratorsEarle Havens; Robert O'NeillEarle Havens (on exhibit of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts); Robert O'Neill informal tour and talk on the Burns Library and its collectionsCurator's Tour
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4/12/06BostonBaker Library, Harvard Business SchoolInside Baker Library at Harvard Business SchoolSpecial Collections staffTour of newly-renovated building, esp Special Collections
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5/6/06CambridgeMount Auburn CemeteryA Literary Tour of Mount Auburn CemeteryWalking tour with emphasis on literary figures
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9/20/06CambridgeHoughton LibraryBenjamin Franklin: Printed Corrections and Erasable WritingPeter StallybrassAlso on view: exhibition "Benjamin Franklin: A How-To Guide"
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11/20/06BostonHynes Convention CenterCollectors' Roundtable at the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair?? "featuring several young collectors who shared their experiences in the process, as well as the passion, of collecting."Collectors'Roundtable
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12/9/06BostonBPLJohn Adams Unbound: A Talk and Guided Tour of a Major Exhibition of the Library of President John AdamsEarle HavensIncluded guided tour of exhibiton on John Adams' libraryCurator's Tour
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2/3/07MiltonHome of David Godine and Sara EisenmanThe Private Collection of David GodineDavid GodineIncluded dinnerPrivate collection
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3/17/07BostonSimmons CollegePaste Paper WorkshopSidney BergerHands-on, day-long workshopHands-on workshop
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4/14/07CambridgeHoughton Library; Longfellow HouseCelebrating the Longfellow Bicentennial??; Rob Vellela?Curator's tour of Houghton exhibit "Public Poet, Private Man: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow at 200; guided tour of Longfellow HouseCurator's Tour ++
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6/14/07CambridgeHarvard Law SchoolAnnual meeting; “Man of Mystery: Collecting Francis Bacon”Daniel R. CoquilletteAnnual Meeting
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9/18/07CambridgeHoughton LibraryDecorated Papers from the Collection of Rosamond B. Loring (exhib) and talk “A Pretty Mysterious Business – Ox Gall and Gum Dragon: The Arts of Marbling Paper and Books"Charles A. RheaultCurator's Tour ++
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10/27/07Hanover, NHDartmouth CollegeField Trip to Dartmouth College - the Guild of Book Workers and George TicknorGuild of Book Workers; Jay SatterfieldPanel discussion; exhibition; tour of George Ticknor materials at DartmouthCurator's Tour ++
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11/17/07BostonHynes Convention CenterCollectors’ Roundtable at the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fairspeakers on collecting material on garden history, carriages, and telegraphy [no names on TS website]No single themeCollectors' Roundtable
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12/1/07BostonHome of Chris MorganA Ticknor Society Member Collects …Christopher MorganTour of private collectionPrivate collection
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2/5/08WalthamBrandeis UniversityTour of Brandeis University's Special CollectionsKaren Adler Abrahamson; Jim RosenbloomTour of Archives and Special CollectionsInstitutional visit
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3/22/08WorcesterAmerican Antiquarian SocietyTour of the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MAEllen Dunlap; AAS staff; Marcus McCorisonInstitutional visit; field trip
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4/7/08CambridgeBarker Center for the Humanities, HarvardStar Wars: The Golden Age of the Celestial AtlasRoger Gaskell
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5/10/08CambridgeConference room aobe Robin Bledsoe BooksHands-on workshop on Japanese stab bindings (?)Cynthia Fields-BelangerThis event not on TS website
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6/3/08BostonMassachusetts General Hospital-Ether DomeAnnual Meeting; Ken Gloss on “Treasures in Your Attic: Old and Rare Books”Ken GlossAnnual meeting
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9/24/08BostonMFA LibraryCurator's Tour: Boston Museum of Fine Arts LibraryDavid BeckerHighlights from the rare book collection of the Dept of Prints, Drawings and PhotographsCurator's tour; institutional visit
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10/7/08CambridgeHarvard/Radcliffe GymReadings by Benjamin Markovits and Matthew PearlBenjamin Markovits, Matthew PearlIn cooperation with the Byron Society of America
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10/18/08CambridgeHoughton Library"To Promote, to Learn, to Teach, to Please: Scientific Images in Early Modern Books"Caroline Duroselle-MelishCurator's tour
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11/15/08BostonHynes Convention CenterCollectors' Round Table at the
Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair
Vincent J. Buonanno, Robert Dalton Harris, Karl Baden; moderator Chris MorganNo single themeCollectors' Roundtable
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12/10/08BostonBPLTicknor Society Members PublishThomas A. Horrocks, Nicholas Basbanes, Roger Stoddard
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2/11/09SomervilleABRAZOS PRESSWoodblock Printmaking WorkshopAnnie SilverHands-on workshopHands-on workshop
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3/24/09CharlestownHarcourt BinderyTour of the Harcourt BinderySam Ellenport
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4/4/09SalemPhillips Library, Peabody Essex MuseumTour of the Phillips Library at the Peabody-Essex MuseumSidney BergerInstitutional visit
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5/12/09BostonBPLEdgar Allan Poe and the Publishing IndustryRob Velella
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6/2/09BostonSt. Botolph ClubAnnual meeting; Robert Darnton on "Old Books and E-Books"Robert DarntonAnnual meeting ++
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8/22/09BostonMassachusetts Historical Society"Gluttons for Books: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Their Libraries"Jeremy DibbellCurator's tour
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9/16/09CambridgeHoughton Library"'A Monument More Durable Than Brass': The Donald and Mary Hyde Collection of Dr. Samuel Johnson"John OverholtCurator's tour
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10/15/09BostonBPL"A Fixed Rule of Design: the Book Art of Bertha Stuart"Barbara Adams HebardCurator's tour
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11/14/09BostonHynes Convention CenterCollectors' Roundtable at the Boston International Antiquarian Book FairShawn Whalen, Joyce Kososky, John Kashmanian; moderator Chris MorganNo single themeCollectors' Roundtable
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12/1/09BostonBoston College, McMullen Museum of Art"First Hand: Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection"Judy BookbinderCurator's tour
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2/11/10BostonBPL"Finding Collectible Books and Ephemera Online": a panel discussionTom Michalak, Beth Carroll-Horrocks, Christopher Morgan
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3/11/10CambridgeHoughton Library"The Daguerreotype Process, Its History and Preservation Challenges"Elena Bulat
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4/28/10WellesleyWellesley CollegeTour of Wellesley College’s Special Collections and Book Arts Lab, Clapp LibraryRuth Rogers, Katherine Ruffin, Mariana OllerInstitutional visit
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6/16/10BostonBPLAnnual meeting; Jeff Mayerson on “Books on Demand and the Bookstore of the Future”Jeff MayersohnAnnual meeting ++
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9/29/10BostonBPLBoston's Early Bibliophiles & Their AthenæumKatherine WolffAuthor of Culture Club: The Curious History of the Boston Athenæum
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10/28/10BostonNorth Bennet Street SchoolFirst-Ever Ticknor Scrabble Slam!Marie Oedel (tour of school)
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11/13/10BostonHynes Convention CenterCollector’s Roundtable at the Boston International Antiquarian Book FairAlan Tannenbaum, Todd Pattison, Dan Johnson; moderator Chris MorganNo single themeCollectors' Roundtable
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11/13/10BostonBack Bay Hilton HotelJoint Ticknor Society/Grolier Club Reception; talk by Chris Morgan on "Is the Physical Book in Danger?"Christopher MorganJoint reception and talk sponsored by the Grolier Club and the Ticknor Society; held during Boston International Antiqurarian Book Fair
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12/9/10BostonBPLPostage Stamps By Type DesignersMichael Russem
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2/9/11CambridgeHoughton LibraryThe Caricatures of the Queen Caroline Affair (1820) and the Roles of Publisher William Hone and the Caricaturist George CruikshankThomas Michalak
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3/23/11BrooklineInternational Paper MuseumInternational Paper Museum: “Before Paper,” Guided TourElaine KoretskyInstitutional visit
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4/26/11AllstonFirefly PressFirefly Press: Guided tour conducted by proprietor John KristensenJohn KristensenHands-on demonstrations; tour
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6/8/11BostonBPLAnnual meeting; Andreas Brown on Edward GoreyAndreas BrownReception and dinner afterwards at Paparazzi RestaurantAnnual meeting ++
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9/14/11CambridgeHoughton Library"The Adventures of Thackeray in his Way Through the World"Heather ColeCurator's tour
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10/18/11BostonBPLCurator's tour of exhibition “Torn in Two: The 150th Anniversary of the Civil War”Ronald GrimCurator's tour
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11/12/11BostonHynes Convention CenterCollectors’ Roundtable at the Boston Antiquarian Book FairThomas Harakal, Addie LaBraico, ?; moderator Chris MorganCollectors' Roundtable
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12/6/11BostonFirst Church of BostonMembership Show-and-TellBeth Carroll-Horrocks, David Godine, Scott Guthery, Tom Harakal, Philip Mallard, George F. Murphy, Kenneth Rendell, Margaret Shepherd, Alan TannenbaumShow and Tell
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3/13/12BostonFirst Church of Boston“Leaves from a Bibliotec’s Casebook”Owen Gingerich
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4/7/12ChelmsfordHome of Alison and Alan TannenbaumA visit to Alan & Alison Tannenbaum’s Collection of Lewis CarrollAlan TannenbaumPrivate collection
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5/19/12NatickThe Museum of World War II, Inc.Annual meeting; tour of The Museum of World War II, Inc.Kenneth W. RendellAnnual meeting; curator's tour
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6/9/12CambridgeSheraton Commander HotelSymposium on Boston and the Book ArtsJohn Kristensen, Katherine McCanless Ruffin, Todd Pattison, Georgia Barnhill; moderator Beth Carroll-HorrocksHeld as part of 2012 FABS Book Tour, hosted by the Ticknor Society; followed by dinner and annual meeting
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9/18/12BostonFirst Church of BostonA Special Ticknor Tenth Anniversary PresentationCharles Rheault, Peter X. AccardoIncluded distribution of 10th anniversary keepsake
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10/24/12CambridgeMIT Institute Archives and Special CollectionsGallery Tour of Magnetic Resonance Exhibit and Wunsch Conservation Lab at MIT s Hayden LibraryStephen Skuce, Nancy Schrock
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11/15/12BostonSkinner AuctioneersSkinner Auctioneers Wine and Cheese Reception and Gallery WalkDevon Gray
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11/17/12BostonHynes Convention CenterCollectors' Roundtable at the Boston International Antiquarian Book FairBob Frishman, Patrick Olson, Michael Blake; moderator Chris MorganCollectors' Roundtable
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12/13/12CambridgeHoughton LibraryFrom Austen to Zola: Amy Lowell as a CollectorLeslie MorrisCurator's tour
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2/7/13BostonNorth Bennet Street SchoolA 40 Year Career in Bookbinding—A Talk By Sam EllenportSam EllenportJoint program with the North Bennet Street School and The New England Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers
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5/23/13BostonFirst Church of BostonAnnual meeting; talk talk by Greg Gibson on Used Books of the FutureGreg GibsonFollowed by reception and dinner at Paparazzi RestaurantAnnual meeting
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10/5/13Providence, RIProvidence Public LibraryThe Magic of ProvidenceJordan Goffin, Chris MorganJoint meeting with the John Russell Bartlett Society; included demonstration by Chris Morgan of Lewis Carroll's favorite magic tricksField trip; institutional visit
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11/16/13BostonHynes Convention CenterCollectors' Roundtable at the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair: Women in the Book Trade and Their CollectionsSusan Krinsky, Teri Osborn, Heather O'Donnell; moderator Chris MorganCollectors' Roundtable
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12/4/13BostonFirst Church of BostonTicknor Holiday Book SwapTicknorites brought wrapped books valued at $20 or less to exchange with other attendess.Book swap
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