‘Lists of Note’ by Shaun Usher
Shaun Usher, the guy behind those projects, also has a blog called Lists of Note that documents the lists of notable people throughout history. And now, 125 of these lists have been compliled into a book called Lists of Note: Inventories Deserving of a Wider Audience. Here are just a few examples of the lists within:
- A shopping list written by two 9th-century Tibetan monks.
- Leonardo da Vinci’s to-do list.
- 19 year-old Isaac Newton’s list of the 57 sins he’d already committed.
- Galileo’s list of parts needed to build his telescope.
- Martin Luther King’s advice for black people starting to use buses.
- Johnny Cash’s list of ‘things to do today’.
- Michelangelo’s illustrated shopping list.
- Julia Child’s list of possible titles for what would later become an American cooking bible.
I’m not even much of a history nerd and I think this is fascinating stuff.