Fascinating lady


Site to see • I was cruising through University of Virginia’s Special Collections site, as I often do. And I found out about the Lillian Gary Taylor Collecting Journals. These journals like her others, are part of UVA’s digital archive of the Taylor Family, meaning: they are scanned so we can read them page by page.

Long story short, this woman LOVED collecting and journaling and journaling about her collection – kinda screams OCD no?

Along with her facsimiles of the title page, she made detailed descriptions of each volume, and included review tidbits from reference works and Publisher’s Weekly. Just think of what Lillian could have accomplished if she had worked in a bookshop.

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