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    Re: Memorabilia
    From: John Bryant
    Date: 2014 Jul 6, 23:06 +0000

    We could ask everybody to sign a copy of MD--preferably my edition ;)—and donate it to the Melville Society Archive, located in New Bedford, or to Mystic Seaport Museum.

    John Bryant, Professor of English
    Founding Editor, Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies
    Consulting Editor, The Melville Society, http://melvillesociety.org/
    Director, Melville Electronic Library
    Director, Hofstra Digital Research Center
    Mason 204, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549; Tel: 516.463.5470

    From: 38Talk@fer3.com <38Talk@fer3.com> on behalf of Richard French <NoReply_French@fer3.com>
    Sent: Sunday, July 6, 2014 6:51 PM
    To: John L. Bryant
    Subject: [38Talk] Memorabilia
    Has anyone else been tempted to take things on board, to commemorate the voyage? Postage stamps to the moon and back, flags from the summit of Everest... I once had the plan to bring home vials of water from every body of water I visited, and I still have the habit of bringing home small bits of animal bones found in the hills nearby the astronomical observatories around the world where I've carried out observations. There is something about having a tangible piece of 'there' back here. Photographs, sketches, and memories all help, of course! So far, all I've come up with is to take my favorite copy of Moby Dick - not very original!

    I'm curious to know if I'm alone, or if others have felt the same way about this trip. 


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