Typewriter of the moment: Rachel Carson’s Royal, investigated by her cat


Beinecke Library at Yale is a repository for Rachel Carson’s papers, and much more.

Including this beguiling photo of Rachel Carson’s cat investigating the typewriter on which she wrote Silent Spring.

Rachel Carson's cat and typewriter

Maybe the cat is trying to find where all those beautifully-crafted words came from. Even decades before the internet, cats tortured their humans in the humans’ offices. Royal Typewriter in Rachel Carson’s Maryland house.

Researchers into Rachel Carson should check the on-line holdings of the Beinecke Library.

Tip of the old scrub brush to Yale’s Beinecke Library on Twitter.

3 Responses to Typewriter of the moment: Rachel Carson’s Royal, investigated by her cat

  1. Ed Darrell says:

    Hey, Kiwiwriter: Link to the book? Name of the book?

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  2. Kiwiwriter says:

    My father would have liked that photo…he was the leading historian on American antique typewriters and wrote a book on the subject.

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  3. Ellie says:

    Proof that cats loved keyboards long before computers were around!

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