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Wednesday, 05 October 2011

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SN

Sarah, fantastic and thought-provoking questions. I can only hope that some of the researchers and historians who write for and read this blog will chime in with some answers. One thought I had was that in the days before 3 ring binders allowed for easily reordering or easily expanding personal notes, going so far as to cut out pages and sew them into the desired order might have served a similar purpose.

Sarah Stauderman

Very admiring of the solutions shown, but why would have "Brackenridge himself, had cut some pages out of the pamphlet and reorganized them, then secured them again in their new order." What additional sense does this make to the field notes? To what "use" does this particular original choice indicate? Thanks for clarifying.

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