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Link: The remarkable ongoing case of Richard Greener’s papers, salvaged from a condemned house

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Years ago, researching eccentric libraries for my novel The Remains, I stumbled across the remarkable story of Belle da Costa Greene (1879 or 1883-1950), the African-American woman “passing” as white who became the glamorous librarian to the wealthy Pierpont Morgan. Continue reading

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