Guthrie’s to do list

It was actually a new year’s resolution list.  This particular link includes an image of what appears to be the original document.  The illustrations are small but amusing, but I’d like to note the annotation at the top: written across both pages, the inscription “MIDDLE OF BOOK.” The stitching runs visibly down between the two pages of items. Now I’m curious – did Guthrie pick the middle pages for the resolutions because they would be easy to find, or had he just happened to reach this section, and was perhaps inspired by the physical turning point of this notebook?

There’s also symmetrical water damage at the top, showing that it happened when the book was closed.





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