09 August 2014

Inscriptions in the Inside Front Cover

Digitized books are great, but sometimes there is a copy of a book that contains something unique to that copy of the book. And sometimes that "unique" copy does not get digitized.

The image with this post is from the 1895 genealogy of the Sargent family by Aaron Sargent in the possession of the Allen County Public Library in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

This is a wonderful find. Not every library copy of a book has an inscription of this type. How the copy made it's way from Massachusetts to Indiana is another story and one that I do not know.

Citation for book in general:

Sargent, A., & Sargent, J. S. (1895). Sargent genealogy: Hugh Sargent, of Courteenhall, Northamptonshire and his descendants in England. Somerville, Mass: A. Sargent.

My citation for this image needs to indicate that it came from the copy of the book at the Allen County Public Library--usually genealogists suggest that citations to published materials not be specific to the library. This is an exception because the library version contains original manuscript-type material that is not in every other published copy of the book.

We're crafting a citation specific to this text and will have one in a future post.