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    Re: Memorabilia
    From: Wyn Kelley
    Date: 2014 Jul 7, 01:11 +0000
    I'm bringing Moby-Dick and an edition of Melville's poems. I understand this impulse completely! 

    Wyn Kelley
    Literature Section
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA 02139

    On Jul 6, 2014, at 7:26 PM, Michael Owen wrote:

    Hadn't thought about it, 'till now, Dick. It's an interesting question. The first thing that came to mind was my Myerchin knife, marlinespike and leather sheath emblazoned with a whale logo. We'll see what else I can think of...

    I'm interested to hear what others might bring. Parrots? Ivory prosthetic leg? Hand-made coffin?

    On Jul 6, 2014, at 6:51 PM, Richard French wrote:

    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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