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TagsFiction--American (153), Drama--English--Shakespeare (32), Fiction--English (31), Poetry--American (22), History--Tennessee (19), Birds--North America (13), Fiction--American--Mystery (12), History--Tennessee--Biography (11), Natural history--United States (11), History--Tennessee--Nashville (10) — see all tags

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About meEdwin S. Gleaves,
State Librarian & Archivist of Tennessee (ret.); Adjunct Professor in English and History, Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN; Volunteer Naturalist, Warner Park Nature Center; Volunteer Spanish Interpreter, Siloam Family Health Center.

About my libraryOrnithology, Tennessee history, Spanish language and literature, English and American literature, travel, classical music.


Favorite authorsBill Bryson, Gabriel García Márquez, Edward O. Wilson (Shared favorites)

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You're right; I'm a bit surprised that we don't share more titles. But I always enjoy seeing some of the ones we DO share: Every Book Its Reader and The Book on the Bookshelf (yes!); Egerton on Rugby; River-horse (I like Least Heat Moon, but never could get into that one); Postman on Amusing Oursevles to Death (I knew him and followed his career from early on); ShrinkLits (!!); Red-Tails in Love (of course!--I just did my review of it as one of my significant books).

But you don't still have Goddard on Shakespeare! Dr. Landis will haunt you. You led me through that and got me B's in those courses--I was being rebellious! But I still don't think I want to go to the Immortal Tea Party. Which would be an Immortal Cocktail Part now, I suppose.
Hi again Eddie, I came thru Gallatin a couple of weeks ago and spoke with John Garrott having obtained his name at the Glade. He then put me touch with a relative Gary Dorris. We met at old Dorris home but got little satisfaction from this meeting. I still am wondering if the home is featured in the Book you own Restored Houses in Sumner County before 1900?? I have not heard from anyone you gave my info to but still intend to return and maybe meet with Mr. Garrott. Do you know of him?? I understand his daughter built the house where the grave stones are in the side yard today. I really want to determine if the old plats which show the Dorris Cemetery are really in that location which I am positive the times I originally visited the Cemetery they were elsewhere. Interesting we are the only ones with Better Home and Garden Holiday Cook Book I entered on LT today. My wife is H. Ec. major, is yours too?? haley
Hello Eddie, I am sure you will not remember me from DLC 54-55 but I remember you. My room mate was Chas Trevathan and I ran around with Jim Mankin. Both of which I guess you know have passed, along with Alton Yates just to name a few on third floor. I love LT and you are the only person I have recognized other than my son who told me about the thing of cataloging thru LT. I am writing not only to say hello but first I noticed a book about homes before 1900 in Sumner Co. My great grandparent's house (built before 1900) has been enlarged and made beautiful in Sumner Co. and I visited there last summer and another door was opened as a result. Their private cemetery which was beside the house has been destroyed. I did find their markers fairly in tact but not in original location. I have a goal to investigate and if they cannot be required to be place in original location I want to move the markers to a location in Kentucky where my grandmother (their daughter) is buried. The reason for that is if they are not in a cemetery what would keep the present owner from removing and destroying my family markers?? The name of the Cemetery in Sumner Co. is listed in a book probably in most History sections as Dorris Cemetery. (some names on stones are Ira and Martha Dorris) Would you be willingto help me as I work thru this project??? The only present day contact I have from DLC days is a lifetime friend, Peggie Herron, editor of Babbler. I also have become an Episcopalian but I do own a funny little publication from Cain-Sloan department store in Nashville that I share with one other LTer. lol haley randolph
Yes, we do share a fairly high percentage of the books you've posted. They seem to fall thickly into a few categories, such as Shakespeare, the English language and Birds. Somehow I managed to amass multiple copies of most of Shakespeare's plays, and I got pulled into birdwatching by my wife (now it's one of my favorite pastimes next to reading). Keep up the posting--you'll be glad when you're finally able to see the finished catalogue.
It's funny--when I started cataloguing here I thought I'd get to maybe 2000-2500 books; it's amazing how little you can know about your stuff until you actually take the time to list it all. Have fun!
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