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The 17th-Century Paper Social Network – Robinson Meyer – The Atlantic

It’s like 17th-century Twitter, said Chris Fletcher, Keeper of Special Collections at Oxford’s Bodleian Library, which bought the scrap earlier this year. To scholars and the British public, both Wood and Aubrey are well-known. Both were antiquaries, a kind of Enlightenment-era historian-biographer who preferred working with physical, material things. “We …