If you remember back to Monday, I came across all these Davies slides while helping a student with a project on campus biology. I had found a few nice things for her, but there really wasn’t a lot of easily identifiable material about the specific plants and animals that were native to the area. The reason I was looking in Davies’s papers was to see if I could find any evidence embedded in the stories about Professor Huxley and his sample collecting expeditions. There was a little, but the slides were the real discovery.
That night I was excited to write about Davies and his photographs, but I realized that I didn’t have a picture of him for the post. So I did what any modern girl would–I googled him. (There’s something truly hilarious about this, it seems to me.) I didn’t find a picture, but I got my second big surprise of this episode. Here’s the link if you’d like to see the whole thing.
I thought I knew every scrapbook we have in the Woodson, but I was obviously wrong. I had to wait until the next morning to see what was in there. Except for the photo above, you have to wait until Monday. (I had forgotten that new babies trail chaos in their wake. I’m too disoriented to write.)