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By hand…

1905. Einstein’s original “EMC=2”… Does the inertia of a body depend upon its energy-content?
(Albert Einstein Archives, Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

“The start of visionary works before they enter main stream consciousness”: The Origin, a collection of manuscripts of genius…

1843. Dicken’s original manuscript for A Christmas Carol.

1816. Beethoven’s original Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101.

2006. Jack Dorsey’s original concept for “Stat.us,” which became Twitter.

1940. Milt Kahl’s original sketches of Pinocchio.

Many more at The Origin.  More still at the self-explanatorily-named Fuck Yeah, Manuscripts!


As we concentrate on our cursive, we might send carefully-circumscribed birthday greetings to Thomas Bowdler; he was born on this date in 1754.  A  physician and philanthropist, Bowdler is better known for publishing  expurgated editions of English classics, edited by his sister Henrietta Maria Bowdler, intended to be more appropriate for 19th century women and children than were the originals… to wit the eponym “bowdlerize,” referring to the prudish censorship of literature, motion pictures and television programs.

Bowdler’s most famous publication [note the spelling of the Bard’s name– sans a presumably offensive “e”]


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July 11, 2012 at 1:01 am

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