Frederick Douglass Flash-Mob Catalog

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Don't tag for now - let's discuss and come up with some good tags?


It should be possible to find the exact edition in the inventory, since there are dates. If you can't find it, try another source or look in WorldCat. If all else fails, you can always add the book manually.

The Catalog

  • 1-10 (first entry "An American") - JBD1 - DONE
  • 11-20 (first entry Burder) - benjclark - DONE
  • 21-30 (first entry Douglass, "Address ...") - JBD1 - DONE
  • 31-35 (first entry Hale) - amandafrench DONE
  • 36-40 (first entry International Bench Show) - JBD1 - DONE
  • 41-50 (first entry Lossing) - wendelkate and JBD1 - DONE
  • 51-60 (first entry Pumphrey) - waitingtoderail - DONE
  • 56-60 (first entry Scott) - JBD1 - DONE
  • 61-70 (first entry Stocqueler) - goddesspt2 - DONE
  • 71-75 (first entry U.S. Government Annual Report 1864) - thornton37814 - DONE
  • 76-81 (first entry U.S. Government Executive Documents 1853-4) - JBD1 - DONE
  • 82-85 (first entry U.S. Government Index to 32d Congress) - JBD1 - DONE
  • 86-90 (first entry U.S. Government Message from the President, 1865) - JBD1 - DONE
  • 91-95 (first entry U.S. Government Register 1866) - JBD1 - DONE
  • 96-100 (first entry U.S. Government Reports of Explorations 1856) - JBD1 - DONE
  • 101-110 (first entry U.S. Government Force, Peter) - Elizabelle and JBD1 - DONE

(Note: feel free to break these sections up further if you want, just note how you've done it)

Please note that the catalog breaks multi-volume sets into separate entries, but you don't need to do this; just enter one record for the set.


- Post problems here - note the page and the entry, plus your username.

waitingtoderail: Some of the items seem to be musical scores: like "God Be With You Till We Meet Again" by Rankin (p. 51). Not sure what to do with that one.

Musical Scores -- I've found some via worldcat. Manual entry likely.

benjclark: The American Archives series will need to be sorted out. Seems Douglass may have owned volumes of different series/ editions and they're listed by NPS under different editor names, US Gov't., etc.

benjclark: Maurice N. Corbett, Harp of Ethiopia (n.d.). This book, though listed by NPS, seems to have been originally published in 1914, well after Douglass's death. I've omitted from LL for now.

benjclark: Charles Douglass, Smithsonian Report (Scrapbook) (1865). Is this something assembled by Douglass's son Charles? The wikipedia article on Douglass mentions his son Charles helped with newspaper work.

thornton37814: Douglass owned many volumes of certain sets. In some cases, specific volumes were listed; in other cases, they were not. I chose to list the set and then to identify in comments those volumes specifically mentioned and note where additional volumes were also owned. Most of the government documents listed are cataloged by most libraries as serial records. I did manual entry to get more specific in those cases.

amandafrench: Couldn't find proof of an 1885 edition of Hardy's _But Yet a Woman_, so I added the 1883 edition and let the date stand that way.

amandafrench: For Hartzel, _A Series of Essays on American Slavery_, I couldn't find any edition without "Bible Vindicated" in the title. The edition with "Bible Vindicated" in the title is the next entry: does this mean Douglass owned two copies? In any case I only entered it once.

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