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Detail from a page in the Farnsworth Hours; illumination attributed to Flemish artist Willem Vrelant, ca. 1465, Booth Family Center for Special Collections

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The Library of John Gilmary Shea

Howard W. Gunlocke Rare Book and Special Collections Room
October 1, 1992
January 31, 1993

John Gilmary Shea was a pioneer historian of the Catholic Church in America, and a great book collector as well. In 1992 the Library marked the centenary of Georgetown University's acquisition of the Shea library. Selected items from the library were on display in the Gunlocke Reading Room during the fall semester until January.