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
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.