William James goes to Brazil and other adventures in note-taking

William James notebook image

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University offers Take Note: (via Language Hat) an exhibition of high-resolution views of various forms of note taking. The image here is from a notebook kept by William James during a trip to Brazil. There are many other pleasures, including a 3rd-century papyrus, 13th-century Japanese notes on falconry with illustrations, healing chants of Dominican nuns in 15th-century notation, and some of Georg Solti's annotations to the score of Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra. The staff has provided helpful and entertaining explanations for the exhibits.

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