Pa. college to return stolen letter by Descartes

This May 6, 2010 photo shows a letter signed by French philosopher Rene Descartes (1596-1650) in Haverford, Pa. The long-lost letter, stolen in the 1800s, was discovered in the Haverford College library and is scheduled to be returned to the rightful owner in Paris on June 8. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

May 31, 2010 11:01:58 AM PDT
The valuable 17th-century letter was hiding in plain sight, available to almost anyone who checked the "D" drawer of the library card catalog at Haverford College.

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