BigBallinStalin wrote:muy_thaiguy wrote:jonesthecurl wrote:muy_thaiguy wrote:Just found out a book I've had is over 100 years old. Printed in 1905. But beat to hell and a lot of things faded and cracked. Though, how it ended up at a local used book sale, I'll never know. As it's called "Stories from Louisiana History" and came from a library (still has some old stamp ink in it) that after a quick google search, doesn't seem to exist anymore.
Probably worthless, but what can I say, I like old things!
My oldest books are from the 1870's - two volumes of "Around the World with General Grant".
Cool. Also have a couple of diaries from when a couple ancestors of mine journeyed West to farmstead. Can't read the handwriting except for a few things here and there, but still.
You know, some scholars would be very interested in those journals and would gladly transcribe them for you.
I thought you worked for the IRS.