May 1, 2013
Ink hurricanes.
From the title page of L’Art de se Connoitre Soy-Mesme: ou, La Recherche des Sources de la Morale by Jacques Abbadie (1710). Original from Columbia University. Digitized October 16, 2009.

Ink hurricanes.

From the title page of L’Art de se Connoitre Soy-Mesme: ou, La Recherche des Sources de la Morale by Jacques Abbadie (1710). Original from Columbia University. Digitized October 16, 2009.

March 18, 2013

The child’s hand.

Throughout (and around) English Grammar in Lectures: Designed to Render Its Principles Easily Adapted to the Mind of the Young Learner, and Its Study Entertaining by Lorenzo F. Hamlin (1833). Original from Harvard University. Digitized September 1, 2007.

January 7, 2013
Redacted circulation stamps.
From the back matter of A Book of Prayers: Together with Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Ancient and Modern, ed. by Charles W. Leffingwell (1921). Original from Harvard University. Digitized September 14, 2007.

Redacted circulation stamps.

From the back matter of A Book of Prayers: Together with Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Ancient and Modern, ed. by Charles W. Leffingwell (1921). Original from Harvard University. Digitized September 14, 2007.

December 13, 2012
Circulation slip with stamps indicating checkout between 1938 and 2000. 
From the back matter of A Moral Alphabet by Hilaire Belloc (1899). Original from Harvard University. Digitized March 8, 2006.

Circulation slip with stamps indicating checkout between 1938 and 2000. 

From the back matter of A Moral Alphabet by Hilaire Belloc (1899). Original from Harvard University. Digitized March 8, 2006.

November 10, 2012

Scribbles, scratching, letters, and arithmetic.

From Simple Truths in Verse for the Amusement and Instruction of Children at an Early Age by Mrs. Mary Belson Elliott (1816). Original from Harvard University. Digitized April 8, 2008.

October 24, 2012

Redacted text.

From the back matter of Youths Tragedy: A Poem (1672) and the front matter of A Help to Elocution and Eloquence Containing Three Essays by John Bascroft (1770).

July 18, 2012

Scribbles and rudimentary writing.

From p. 14-15 of The American Spelling Book: Containing the Rudiments of the English Language by Noah Webster (1816). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized February 9, 2007.

May 25, 2012

Endpapers used for writing, blotting, and test scribbles. Also, clips of the digitization equipment.

From Poetry for Children, ed. J. Aikin (1805). Original from Oxford University. Digitized September 11, 2007.

March 19, 2012

An enthusiastic annotator strikes out or comments on anything that does not jive with his or her religious beliefs.

Throughout St. Patrick: His Life and Teaching by Ebenezer Josiah Newell (1907). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized July 7, 2009.

March 15, 2012
Scribbles.
From the front matter of The Child: Its Care, Diet, and Common Ills by Elisha Mather Sill (1913). Original from the University of California. Digitized September 5, 2007.

Scribbles.

From the front matter of The Child: Its Care, Diet, and Common Ills by Elisha Mather Sill (1913). Original from the University of California. Digitized September 5, 2007.

January 22, 2012
Scribbles and crossed-out names.
From the front matter of Narratives of the Extraordinary Work of the Spirit of God at Cambuslang, Kilsyth, &c. by James Robe, et. al. (1790). 

Scribbles and crossed-out names.

From the front matter of Narratives of the Extraordinary Work of the Spirit of God at Cambuslang, Kilsyth, &c. by James Robe, et. al. (1790). 

January 21, 2012
Scribbled curls.
From the front matter (accompanying signatures of ownership) of The Holy Bible (1714). 

Scribbled curls.

From the front matter (accompanying signatures of ownership) of The Holy Bible (1714). 

December 9, 2011
Doodles, scribbles, handwriting practice.
From the front matter of The Principles and Practice of Dental Surgery, by Chapin A. Harris (1863). [Here]

Doodles, scribbles, handwriting practice.

From the front matter of The Principles and Practice of Dental Surgery, by Chapin A. Harris (1863). [Here]

December 6, 2011
Scribbles.
From p. 3 of The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, by Lyman Frank Baum (1902). [Here]

Scribbles.

From p. 3 of The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, by Lyman Frank Baum (1902). [Here]

November 27, 2011
Scribbles and doodles, in ink. 
From the title page of Elegant Extracts (1789). [Here]

Scribbles and doodles, in ink. 

From the title page of Elegant Extracts (1789). [Here]