Monday, August 5, 2013

Thomas Jefferson’s PDA

“Thought you’d like this,” says my son Ben: Jefferson’s Portable Ivory Notebooks. I do. Thanks, Ben.

The Jefferson notebook attracted a flurry of interest in 2005, during the salad days of the hipster PDA. Everything old is new again, and again.

A related post
Thomas Jefferson’s handwriting

[You can buy a brass and ivory notebook here. The pages look like piano keys. Ouch.]

comments: 2

Sean said...

Trying to imagine something like this for Cicero, only as small lead cards lined with beeswax (bees's''s wax?). :)

Michael Leddy said...

The wax tablets I’ve seen look pretty stylin’.

I thought Garner’s Modern American Usage would have an entry for beeswax. But no soap, or beeswax.