Book submission: On the Economy of Machinary and Manufactures

Title: On the Economy of Machinary and Manufactures
Author: Babbage, Charles
Publication date: London, 1835
Library: Oklahoma State University Edmon Low Library
Call number: 338.4 B112o4
Submitted by: Kent Linthicum
Description:
On page 224 there is a epigram which reads “In the evening of life / Cherish the memory of those / Who loved you in its morning” attributed to M. N. Nolan.

Book submission: Writing of James Madison

Title: Writing of James Madison
Author: Gaillard, Hunt
Publication date: New, York 1901
Library: San Jose State University
Call number: E 302 M22 v.2
Submitted by: Maria Corona
Description:
I found the book Writing of James Madison, edited by Gaillard Hunt. I photographed page 344 because the rest of the annotations were hard to read. This reader marked the sections of the page that he thought were necessary to learn with an x in the middle. The reader wrote in the margins “agreement w/ Washington.” These annotations signal that the reader found importance in a specific part of his reading. The paragraph that is marked makes it easier to go back and re-read a specific section to help the reader better understand what he/she was reading. The reader also annotated what he was reading about by writing words that specify what the reader is reading. Writing things like “agreement w/ Washington” facilities the reader’s ability to go back to a specific topic that he/she was learning at the time. The reader was acquiring knowledge because he/she was able to determine and note the main subject of what he or she was reading. The reader continues the annotating process in the previous and following pages, demonstrating that they understand and find importance in specific sections of the book. The annotations are hard to determine when they were added to the book, the lines are lightly faded but are still eligible.

Book submission: Writings of James Madison Compromising his Public Papers and his Private Correspondence, Including Numerous Letters and Documents now for The First Time Printed vol. 2

Title: Writings of James Madison Compromising his Public Papers and his Private Correspondence, Including Numerous Letters and Documents now for The First Time Printed vol. 2
Author: Hunt, Gaillard
Publication date: New York, 1901
Library: Martin Luther King Library, SJSU
Call number: E 302 M22 v.2
Submitted by: Maria Corona
Description:
I found the book Writing of James Madison, edited by Gaillard Hunt. I photographed page 344 because the rest of the annotations were hard to read. This reader marked the sections of the page that he thought were necessary to learn with an x in the middle. The reader wrote in the margins “agreement w/ Washington.” These annotations signal that the reader found importance in a specific part of his reading. The paragraph that is marked makes it easier to go back and re-read a specific section to help the reader better understand what he/she was reading. The reader also annotated what he was reading about by writing words that specify what the reader is reading. Writing things like “agreement w/ Washington” facilities the reader’s ability to go back to a specific topic that he/she was learning at the time. The reader was acquiring knowledge because he/she was able to determine and note the main subject of what he or she was reading. The reader continues the annotating process in the previous and following pages, demonstrating that they understand and find importance in specific sections of the book. The annotations are hard to determine when they were added to the book, the lines are lightly faded but are still eligible.

Book submission: La Salle and the discovery of the great West

Title: La Salle and the discovery of the great West
Author: Parkman, Francis
Publication date: Boston, 1899
Library: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
Call number: 971 Parkman
Submitted by: Shelby C. Escott
Description:
The handwritten cursive, done in pencil, could elude to the age of the annotations. As cursive is a dying art, its use in this book supports the possibility of these written observations being decades old.

Most of the annotations are character observations, consisting of the words, “Liar,” “Coward,” and “Thief.”

This book is the third volume of Parkman’s “France and England in North America” series, but was the most weathered and worn volume on the shelf.

Book submission: The Old Merchants of New York

Title: The Old Merchants of New York
Author: Barrett, Walter
Publication date: New York, 1882
Library: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library
Call number: F128.44 B3
Submitted by: Stefanie Treppa
Description:
The book chronicles the daily lives of merchants, living and deceased, in New York City. The marking is on the second blank page in the front. It bleeds onto the page before it (also blank) and the page after it

Book submission: American Men of Letters: William Hickling Prescott

Title: American Men of Letters: William Hickling Prescott
Author: Ogden Rollo
Publication date: Boston and New York, Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1904
Library: San Jose State University
Call number: PS 2657 05
Submitted by: Alondra Ibarra
Description:
Photograph found on title and publication page.
Annotations found next to title and publication page on the photograph of Mr. Prescott4