Archive for January, 2009

New archival sources

January 15, 2009

Yesterday, a new cache of archival documents arrived in my inbox – and, from what I’ve seen so far, they provide many of the missing links in the middle part of my history. They also help me understand where I need to go looking next

Once again, my extreme gratitude to archivists across the country (and world!) for all their amazing assistance during this dynamic phase.


New insights on an old inventor

January 8, 2009

Since I discovered this inventor last year (see my earlier post), I’ve started to put together many of the pieces of his story and his machine.  Also, I finally tracked down his photograph.

1910s Inventor of a Chinese typewriter

Today I placed an order for more index cards…

January 4, 2009

Today I started collating my notecards, and realized that it’s time to start using a second card catalog drawer. 

From a trickle to a flood...

Three new inventors

January 3, 2009

Just when I thought I was coming to the end of the line, I have discovered three more inventors of Chinese typewriters.