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A 1827 letter from the cantankerous Federalist Timothy Pickering, a former Secretary of State and Senator, to Loammi Baldwin, Jr., a well-known civil engineer who designed canals and dry docks in early America offers advice on the cause of the “derangement” of one of Baldwin's brothers. 

Yale University Library has recently acquired a full run of Right: A Monthly Bulletin of, by, and for the American Rightwing, an ephemeral newsletter published by Liberty & Property, Inc. of San Francisco.  The newsletters, which date from October 1955-Sepember 1960, are bound together in a quarto volume that includes other pieces of ephemera.