My copy of Girl About Town has some interesting, and unusually informative, marginalia.
At one point, it belonged to “College Libraries” (“The Convenient Reader Service”) in Dayton, Ohio:
Fortunately, it doesn’t say anything about not using their property as a notebook. Otherwise, someone would have been in big trouble…and we’d be out a lot of useful information:
July 27, 1917-when the last horse car was used
the country with the oldest unchanged flag (Denmark)
Things go a bit downhill from there:
“answer 1816 with a killing frost in several states”
Penn. & New England State
I’m a bit concerned about this unknown person’s grades. Was geography their weak subject? Were they hung-over that day? Did they even pass this class? What profession did they go into after (their hopeful) graduation? How did they manage to bring a novel about lingerie models to school, but not a notebook? So. many. questions. And I haven’t even started reading the actual book…
Next time: Chapters One-Three of Girl About Town
“A bright, entertaining romance as modern and up-to-date as its title suggests.”
I’ll be the judge of that.