cake in the library?!

August 25, 2013 at 12:05 pm 1 comment

cake-1The Huntington Library in San Marino, CA has decided to attempt to preserve two pieces of wedding cake found in the papers of Edwin Carpenter. The pieces date from 1876 and 1915 and have “little research value.” Nevertheless, the staff have found themselves reluctant to discard cake. (I’m with ya, Huntington Library.) Thanks, Steve Fisher!

Entry filed under: perpetrated by staff, private libraries.

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  • 1. Dina Wood  |  September 1, 2013 at 12:08 am

    Oh, I so love this! Who is to say there is no research value? Perhaps there could be DNA ? 😉


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