"The Commonplace Books of old were series of books, stuffed with scraps, inspirations, snippets of information, sketches, clippings, photographs, poems, jokes, references, and anything else pertaining to the interest of the person who kept it."
EM_hands_page Within the Archive of the poet Edwin Morgan (1920-2010) held at the University, are sixteen scrapbooks. These date from 1931 to 1966 and were used by Morgan as an outlet for his creative expression before poetry became his primary focus. Within the scrapbooks are around 3,600 pages in total, with material from a diverse range of sources; contemporary and historical newspapers, books and periodicals, photographs, stamps, flyers, cigarette cards and other everyday items
One Saturday afternoon I'd love to find the time to make a similar travel journal as Victoria's from INMOST LIGHT. The photos above are snippets from her travels in Ukraine, and as you know, a country I'm fond of. You can see more JOURNAL IMAGES HERE and Victoria's entire PHOTOSTREAM HERE.