“On the Proper Use of Books”

This morning, I was on the verge of disappearing down a rabbit-hole of reading antique handicraft patterns in search of a new project when the following article thankfully drew me back from the edge: "On the Proper Use of Books," in Dorcas: A Magazine of Women's Handiwork, February 1885, 38-40. I skimmed it with a sense…Read more “On the Proper Use of Books”

Just another archival misdirection

Last Wednesday, I was chatting with a librarian about her project cataloguing what are supposed to be rare tune books, hoping that she might have found some from China. Of course, since archival boxes reveal things that aren't on their labels, as anyone who spends time in archives knows that such boxes are wont to…Read more Just another archival misdirection