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Amalia von Solms’s Holograph Letter to Eleonore de Volvire: A Letter of Condolence, 1670

Amalia von Solms’s Holograph Letter...

Letterlocking

Added 7 days ago | 00:04:28 | 186 views

Amalia’s letter to Eleonore de Volvire is one of condolence, as Eleonore’s husband, François de l’Aubespine (1584-1670), Marquis de Hauterive-Châteauneuf and governor of Breda since 1639, has just died. The black sealing wax and black fl...

Elizabeth Stuart’s Deciphering Sir Thomas Roe’s Letter: Cryptography, 1626

Elizabeth Stuart’s Deciphering Sir ...

Letterlocking

Added 7 days ago | 00:01:53 | 302 views

Elizabeth Stuart used ciphers, special codes that need a key to unlock them, to hide information from prying eyes. So far seven of her keys, typically alphabets of 24 letters – in seventeenth-century script i/j and u/v were interchangeab...

Elizabeth Stuart’s Holograph Letter to Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland: A Sign of Intimacy, 1636

Elizabeth Stuart’s Holograph Letter...

Letterlocking

Added 7 days ago | 00:05:42 | 469 views

Most of Elizabeth Stuart’s letters are holograph, or in her own hand. Secretarial letters were the most likely to be intercepted and opened in the expectation of politically useful content within. From the moment of her husband's death i...

Iron Gall Ink: A Quick and Easy Method

Iron Gall Ink: A Quick and Easy Method

Letterlocking

Added 7 days ago | 00:04:45 | 207 views

2.0g gum arabic crystals 10.0g of oak galls 2.5g iron sulfate 1. Dissolve the gum arabic in water making a light, sticky solution, set aside. 2. Crush two galls (they look like nuts) with a hammer. Place them in a litre beaker a...

Sir Francis Nethersole and Elizabeth Stuart, sometime Queen of Bohemia: A Secretarial Letter, 1628

Sir Francis Nethersole and Elizabet...

Letterlocking

Added 7 days ago | 00:06:06 | 178 views

Writing an early modern letter was often a co-operative enterprise, and a queen might just as well delegate the entire job to her secretary as dictate it to him. Here Sir Francis prepares a letter for Elizabeth's approval, writing the co...

A Tiny Spy Letter: Constantijn Huygens to Amalia von Solms, 1635

A Tiny Spy Letter: Constantijn Huyg...

Letterlocking

Added 7 days ago | 00:04:43 | 187 views

Complete with silk floss and wax, this is on of the smallest pleated letters known to exist. Keeping Amalia von Solms informed of her husband's mental deterioration required great discretion: that Frederick Henry, the High Commander of t...

66-110 New Lecture Capture System Tutorial

66-110 New Lecture Capture System T...

66-110 Lecture Capture Demo

Added 1 month ago | 00:09:59 | 201 views

A 10 Minute video about how to get up and running with video recording your lecture in 66-110.

(Part 4 of 4) Using Social Explorer census data in ArcMap

(Part 4 of 4) Using Social Explorer...

Social Explorer

Added 1 month ago | 00:02:08 | 244 views

This tutorial will show you how to join a .csv file that you downloaded from Social Explorer with a census boundary file that you downloaded from Census.gov, using ArcMap. Email gishelp@mit.edu with GIS questions.

(Part 3 of 4) Using Social Explorer census data in ArcMap

(Part 3 of 4) Using Social Explorer...

Social Explorer

Added 1 month ago | 00:01:04 | 218 views

This tutorial will show you how to edit the .csv file you downloaded from Social Explorer so you can join it with a shapefile in Arcmap. Email gishelp@mit.edu with GIS questions.

(Part 2 of 4) Using Social Explorer census data in ArcMap

(Part 2 of 4) Using Social Explorer...

Social Explorer

Added 1 month ago | 00:01:25 | 189 views

This tutorial shows you how to download a boundary file in shapefile format from census.gov. Email gishelp@mit.edu with GIS questions.

Mendeley Basics

Mendeley Basics

Video Tutorials

Added 1 month ago | 00:13:41 | 322 views

This video walks you through the basics of how to use Mendeley to save, organize, and cite your citations. If you have questions or comments about the MIT Libraries, ask us: http://libraries.mit.edu/ask

Letterlocking: Triangle-Shaped Paper Lock with Vertical Stab or Slit, Italy and England, 1580s-1700s

Letterlocking: Triangle-Shaped Pape...

Letterlocking

Added 4 months ago | 00:02:38 | 1064 views

This video demonstrates how regents, spymasters, poets, and Venetian businessman would have folded and secured their letters shut without the need for an envelope in the 16th and 17th centuries. This particular format, 'triangle-shaped p...

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