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Posted By: on: 11/09/2000 13:26:18 EST
Subject: Christmas wishes

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What CW-related items would be on your Christimas list?

My wish is for the portable library of the Christian Commission. It had eight book shelves. Each half of the box held 4 shelves. The two halfs were connected by a hinge. When open, the library had eight shelves, four on each side. Two sizes were used, one held about 70 books and one held about 110 books. When folded for transist, the box could be locked. It even had a place to put the list of books. The dimentions and plans are described in the "Final Report of the U.S. Christian Commission." I am sure that the box would have to be custom-made. I am also collecting books, but you can buy them one at a time.

So what are other people's Christmas desires?

P.S. I have never read whether a portable library survived. They were donated to the army at war's end. Has anyone ever seen one in a museum?

YOS

Miss Moore

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