“Don’t you think everything men do is very much overrated?”
~Sophia Ripley to Ruth Charlotte Dana, May 1849, Dana Family Papers, MHS
We find so many great things in archives and in old books that never make it into the final product, often because they’re tangential. I think they used to let you just publish weird sources you found in journals, but those days are gone, and all we have is this series of tubes. I will try not to put in enormous amounts of material that will delay messages, but I’m going to share the random bits and bobs that don’t fit in my academic writing but need to be read by people other than me.