Title: Sir Gibbie, A Novel
Author: Mac Donald, George
Publication date: Philadelphia, 1880
Library: Hofstra, Axinn Library
Call number: PR 4966.S5
Submitted by: Andrew Stauffer
Title: Thankful Blossom
Author: Bret Harte
Publication date: Boston and New York, 1892
Library: Ohio University Library
Submitted by: Emily King
On page 13 there is parenthesis around a sentence, done in pencil. On page 55 there is marginalia that says “snow sleet rain”, which is also done in pencil.
Title: The Book of the Dead
Author: Boker, George H.
Publication date: Philadelphia, 1882
Library: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Submitted by: Kevin McMullen
A book of poems that contained veiled critiques and jabs at various people in Philadelphia society. The previous owner has gone through and identified the people being ridiculed, writing their names in the margins, and a few cases including brief biographies of them.
Title: The Diaries of William Charles Macready
Author: William Charles Macready
Publication date: New York, 1912
Library: Ryerson Library
Call number: PN2598.M3 A3 1912 v. 1
Submitted by: Marion Grant (Group 4)
A collection of diary entries from William Charles Macready’s life dating from 1833- 1851. It was edited by William Toynbee and published in two volumes.
Title: The Middy and the Moors
Author: R.M. Ballantyne
Publication date: 1888
Library: Texas A&M University-Evans Library
Call number: PZ 7 B19 M62
Submitted by: Stephanie Lopez
The marginalia seems to say: “Presented to Master 10th McDonald by the Committee of the Scottish National S.S. Union for regular attendance at the Saturday afternoon class.A.Crawford Seay…Christian Institute Glasgow 29th, March 1902.”
Title: Legends and Tales of North Cornwall
Publication date: London 1906
Library: Dr. Martin Luther King Library
Call number: GR 142 T72
Submitted by: Ana Karen Guzman
A red hardcover with golden colored lettering. Small and the first few pages are falling from the spine.
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.