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Found in the Stacks: Antebellum Ag Mag

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 3:59 pm

With plenty of prodding from Patrick, I am slowly resolving cases where loose journal issues are either tied up in string or are falling over in a cardboard box. One such box contained most of the 1966 issues of Carolina Farmer. When I looked inside, I was surprised to discover four issues of Southern Agriculturist from 1841 (also known as The Southern Agriculturist, Horticulturist, and Register of Rural Affairs, Adapted to the Southern Section of the United States). Further investigation with Craig, Megan, and Beth revealed that additional issues are housed in Rare waiting to be cataloged. All the extant issues are now receiving Craig’s tender ministrations before we place them in the secure climate-controlled confines of our soon-to-come storage building. If you can’t wait to read the contents of these tomes, you can peruse the digitized versions through our American Periodicals Series database. (If you’re more interested in Carolina Farmer, you’ll need to wait until it gets back from the bindery.)

2 Responses to “Found in the Stacks: Antebellum Ag Mag”

  1. Great investigative work Carol. Thanks for the post.

  2. 1841 issues waiting to be cataloged? Now that’s a backlog!


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