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August 12, 2013

Thomas Jefferson takes note

Thomas Jefferson’s pocket notebooks, composed of erasable ivory plates on which he would write
scientific observations and memoranda before copying them into notebooks in the evening. At Monticello. Jefferson made use of a practice that was a thousand years old: replace the ivory with parchment scraps (leftovers) and you end up with the medieval version of this handy “fan” notebook. Erik Kwakkel • appendixjournal: ...

Posted by gerardvanderleun at August 12, 2013 9:16 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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