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Columbus Circle Compass

Just in time for the NYC Moleskine CityNotebook? ColumbusCircleCompass.com introduces a proposal and petition to install a large-scale compass rose on Columbus Circle, a major gateway to the Upper West Side. So far, the support has been very positive. Just … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress

The complete Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress consists of approximately 20,000 documents. The collection is organized into three "General Correspondence" series which include incoming and outgoing correspondence and enclosures, drafts of speeches, and notes and printed material. … Continue reading

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Da Vinci’s Fingerprints?

This undated photo released by the University of Chieti, Italy, on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006, shows fingerprints on a paper believed to be handled by Renaissance master Leonardo Da Vinci. Anthropologists said they have pieced together Leonardo da Vinci’s left … Continue reading

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The Bible — in Longhand

"In a recent article for this paper’s Masterpiece column, Adam Nicolson, the author of "God’s Secretaries," marveled that the King James Bible is "is the richest, most passionate…of all works of English prose." It is "full of grandeur and a … Continue reading

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49th Merdeka Day

In honor of the Malaysian National Independence DayAugust 31, 2006 Photo by adibi @ Moleskinerie/FLICKR© All rights reserved. Used with permission.————————————————————–  Featured Artist: Terrence Moline-  Handwritten Theater-  Paper Garden is closing Today on Notebookism————————————————————— A Statement from Modo & Modo … Continue reading

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The Samuel F. B. Morse Papers

< "The online presentation of The Samuel F. B. Morse Papers at the Library of Congress comprises about 6,500 items, or approximately 50,000 images, that document Morse’s invention of the electromagnetic telegraph, his participation in the development of telegraph systems … Continue reading

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Robert Hottot’s Expedition to Central Africa

A page of sketches made by Hottot during the expedition, showing metal spearheads, throwing knives and three lizards painted on house walls. Pitt Rivers Museum, Manuscript Collections, Hottot Papers LINK [via Plep]

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Einstein’s Love Letters

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Albert Einstein had half a dozen girlfriends and told his wife they showered him with "unwanted" affection, according to letters released on Monday that shed light on his extra-marital affairs. The wild-haired Jewish-German scientist, renowned for his … Continue reading

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R.E. PEARY’S 1909 DIARY

[Facing: inside cover, on which is pasted a 1909 calendar. Days are lined through for January 1 through February 21, and for May 1 through May 9. February 22 and April 27 are completely obliterated and the intervening days crossed … Continue reading

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The Times They Are A-Changin’

"Come senators, congressmenPlease heed the callDon’t stand in the doorwayDon’t block up the hallFor he that gets hurtWill be he who has stalledThere’s a battle outsideAnd it is ragin’.It’ll soon shake your windowsAnd rattle your wallsFor the times they are … Continue reading

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