Dear Diary…

It goes without saying that we’re diary enthusiasts here at Smythson, so if you’re in New York between now and May, we think this is definitely a must-visit:

Until May 22nd, The Morgan Library and Museum’s new exhibition, “The Diary: Three Centuries of Private Livesexplores “the enduring human desire to document our lives”, exhibiting over 70 pieces drawn from the Morgan’s own holdings, including handwritten entries and anecdotes by luminaries ranging from Bob Dylan to Charlotte Brontë.

Today’s affinity with Twitter, Facebook and personal blogs makes this exhibit all the more fascinating –  its curator, Christine Nelson tells Vogue.com “Because a diary is really just a place to talk about what’s on your mind as the days pass…You live a little, you write a little, and that’s exactly what’s going on with these new forms.”

We’ve also noticed that the exhibition’s centrepiece is the seminal journal of Henry David Thoreau, “who sought ‘to meet the facts of life – the vital facts – face to face…'”, one of which may have been the wise maxim penned by the American author and printed on our latest Valentine’s card: “There is no remedy for love but to love more.”

Read more, visit the exhibition online or follow the curator’s blog here.

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One Response to “Dear Diary…”

  1. Betsy S. Says:

    I have begun my Friday simply drooling over this blog post!!!!

    Here’s to the diarists of the world!

    ~Bets

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