Oxford student makes rare discovery


Audrey Ruan and Sarah Higinbotham at Yale's Beinecke Rare Book library

Oxford pre-med undergraduate finds unpublished manuscript by poet and physician William Carlos Williams

Audrey Ruan, a then-second-year English and neuroscience and behavioral biology double major, was heading home to Connecticut for spring break and her professor Sarah Higinbotham was going to be in the same area for a conference. Ruan had grown passionate about archival research, so the two planned to spend a few days at Yale’s Rare Book library – the Beinecke – when they were both in New Haven.

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