Surveys From H. D. Thoreau.


This is only slightly pencil related, and I thought twice about posting it.  Still:

1) Thoreau made pencils.
2) Some of these surveys still have pencil marks on them.  And who doesn’t enjoy a good chart of a woodlot?
3) Why not?

“The Concord Free Library received some money from AT&T to scan and host actual hand-drawn maps from Thoreau, with his notes in pencil (his own?) and ink, in his very…difficult handwriting.”

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[Image, P.  Used with permission.]

One Response to “Surveys From H. D. Thoreau.”

  1. [...] at La Vie Graphite (including photos of an actual Thoreau pencil) and also at Pencil Revolution, on Thoreau’s surveys and the machine in the wetland. (Pencil in top photo is available at the gift shop at Walden Pond [...]

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