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.]