Tag Archives: Annotation

Book submission: Thankful Blossom

Title: Thankful Blossom
Author: Bret Harte
Publication date: Boston and New York, 1892
Library: Ohio University Library
Call number:
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.

Book submission: The Book of the Dead

Title: The Book of the Dead
Author: Boker, George H.
Publication date: Philadelphia, 1882
Library: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Call number:
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.

Book submission: The Diaries of William Charles Macready

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.

Book submission: The Middy and the Moors

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.”

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
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.