This collection of books includes mostly music books but there was also a couple of other books of interest. One of those books was actually a composition notebook where one of her family members copied stories from a history book when he was in school. Not tremendously historical but it was in someone's own handwriting and was dated 1928.
|Donated Composition Book, Houston County, TN. Archives|
One action that I always take when I receive any kind of book in the archives is to thumb through it's pages. "Why?" you ask. The reason is because it's amazing what people will put inside of books for a place holder, bookmark or to stash for safe keeping.
In this donated composition book was a small card that has the name John L. Emery and the address Summers St, Cohasset, Mass.
|Card Found in Composition Book, Houston County, TN. Archives|
What a find! This card will be documented and processed with the book as it was found.
Have you received or inherited a collection of books from your ancestors? Make sure you take the time to thumb through each book to see if there are any scraps of paper, ephemera or other items that have been tucked into those books. What you find just might have information that could help you with your genealogy research.
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