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Marginalia and the Map

The newest addition to my collection of guidebooks used by bygone travellers: This is the first book in my collection where the previous owner wasn't completely forgotten by time. Before Los Angeleno historian Frank McCleunan Keffer wrote The History of San Fernando (1934), he travelled throughout Post-WW1 Europe in the summer of 1925. He used the margins of a popular guidebook - The Satchel Guide To Europe - to jot down notes on what he saw during his journey.


The map in this photo was detached from the back of the book. It shows a pencil outline of the route Mr. Keffer took through Europe. He also included the names of the ships he took across the Atlantic.

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Taken on April 10, 2007