Leslie Overstreet is the rare books curator of the Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and oversees the Cullman’s participation in the Biodiversity Heritage Library. Her own research has focused on the English naturalist and artist Mark Catesby (1683-1749) whose explorations resulted in The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands, the first fully- illustrated account of the flora and fauna of North America. She served as a consultant to the documentary film The Curious Mister Catesby produced by the Catesby Commemorative Trust and broadcast on public television. The results of her research on the printing history of Catesby’s book were presented at the 2012 Catesby Tercentennial Conference and subsequently published in the award-winning book, The Curious Mister Catesby. Mark Catesby’s remarkable publishing story will be the subject of this presentation.
September Dinner, Union League Club, 65 West Jackson Blvd. The evening will follow this order: Social Gathering 5-6 PM. Program, 6 PM. Three course dinner immediately following the program. Program only is free and open to the public. Drinks $7-$10, Dinner $63. Reservations for either program or dinner program combination are REQUIRED. Reservations are to be made no later than NOON on Monday, September 18. Call 312 255 3710 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment for reservations made by phone or e-mail will be collected at the event, cash or check only. Caxton Club members may register in advance and pay online at this Web address (http://thecaxtonclub.onefireplace.com). No on-line cancellations.
c/o The Newberry Library60 W. Walton StreetChicago, IL 60610
Tel: +1 (312) 255-3710