Inscription to Bolling's "Scrapbook"

Yesterday and today, I have spent most of the day transcribing an old scrapbook of Robert Bolling’s where he kept (and sometimes corrected) articles he had published in the newspaper as well as bits of music he had written.  It is extremely tedious work, and not my favorite thing to do, but as I on hold waiting for the man in charge of photography here to get back with me, it seems to be the best option.  Hopefully, when I am done with this, I will be able to leave a copy with the collection here, so other scholars don’t have to deal with the hassle of trying to decipher what words are in the creases.  Tomorrow, I head to Petersburg to poke around there and see if I cannot discover the location of a few other family homes.