Kathleen Lynch, Folger Institute's Executive Director
Folger has dedicated a new acquisition to the collection in
honor of Kathleen Lynch, who retired this month after a
distinguished career leading the Folger’s center for advanced
research in the early modern humanities, the Folger Institute.
acquisition is a 1676 book titled A collection of the
several writings of that true prophet, faithful servant of God
and sufferer for the testimony of Jesus. This particular
copy, filled with handwritten inscriptions, was a gift from a
prominent Quaker to his fellow Friends held captive in York
Castle, where it was passed around among the prisoners.
of Kathleen Lynch's retirement, the Folger has also established
the “Dr. Kathleen Lynch Fund," which advances the
intersection of scholarly and public humanities.