Saved from the dustbin

I recently received quite a gem from Warren Guyon, who is employed with the city’s Environmental Services Department. Warren rescued a copy of the Rochester Song Book from disposal and brought it to Local History. I was on the fence about adding it to the collection; Central already holds five copies, all in better shape than this one. Plus, as much as I would like to keep multiple copies of every title in our collection, we simply don’t have the space or staff to do so.

However, when I opened the book I discovered that not only was it inscribed by author/compiler Kendrick P. Shedd, it also features a picture of him adhered to the front endpaper. Shedd was a beloved language professor at the U of R who was asked to leave in 1912 following his public remarks in support of socialism.

Which all goes to prove that you can’t always judge a book by its cover.

~Cheri Crist, Librarian

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Published in: on January 4, 2016 at 12:13 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. How fabulous. What a find!

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. Who was Eulalie Richardson with her melodic name?

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