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Alison Reed’s Ned Guymon Tattoo.jpg
Alison Reed '08 (above) holding  the first Sherlock Holmes story, A Study in Scarlet, as presented in Beeton's Christmas Annual, from the Ned Guymon Mystery and Detective Fiction Collection.  Photo taken by Alison's friend, Tomas, on the occasion of their visit in Summer 2010.<br />
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Alison Reed, an Oxy ECLS major, Phi Beta Kappa, and now PhD Candidate for English at the University of California at Santa Barbara, was a student staffer and Mellon Library Recruitment Intern in Special Collections.  She was so taken by the bookplate Ned Guymon designed for his Mystery and Dectective Fiction Collection, that she customized it for her own tattoo.  Reed's friend and co-worker in Special Collections, Lara Spade, after seeing the tattoo, said that she plans to do the same.