New Old Stuff

New Old Stuff

Archives | 03/18/2011

  

Several old books that are new to The Archives are currently being cataloged and shelved.  Published on January 25, 1883, the Memorial Addresses of Benjamin Harvey Hill is a record of the memorial held for Senator Hill in Washington D.C. If you have a fondness for Bellevue Home, this would be an interesting read.  Another appealing read is Who’s Buried in Grant’s Tomb? This volume explores the deaths and burials of our United States Presidents. Did you know that someone other than just President Grant is buried in Grant’s Tomb? Do you know whom?
 
Last week, we received a copy of Life magazine from November 11, 1946.  This particular issue, which was donated by Katheryn Terri Clark and family in memory of Kathryn Merlene Clark , is especially pertinent to LaGrange because of an article that mentions Cason Callaway. What an interesting way to look into (or perhaps remember) the lives of days gone by.  We have several magazines similar to this one that make for an interesting trip into the past.
 
Just today, we received a donation of two items.  One is a c.1927 copy of the American Pocket Medical Dictionary.  With this book came a single, torn out sheet of paper that was written between February and April of 1871. The sheet contains written minutes from a church that we believe to be somewhere near Athens.  The interesting tid-bit is on February 11, Sister Prator was “excluded…for adultery” but there was no mention of a man. It kind of sounds like a Georgia version of the Scarlet Letter - you never know what you will find at the Archives! 

Shannon