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  • January 1857

    01/22/2017 1:50:49 PM PST · 97 of 99
    Homer_J_Simpson to BroJoeK

    When I was prepping this entry for posting if figured I would link youtube versions of the pieces so we could compare our opinions to those of George Strong. But I ran into the same difficulty identifying them with all the ones he mentioned. Maybe the numbering system changed over the years.

  • January 1857

    01/22/2017 11:18:21 AM PST · 94 of 99
    Homer_J_Simpson to Seizethecarp

    Boy, extreme lack of common sense and suffering an extreme consequence as a result.

  • January 1857

    01/22/2017 5:55:58 AM PST · 91 of 99
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    [Continued from January 19 (reply #87).]

    Tuesday night Eisfeld’s third concert. The Quartette in F, Beethoven’s Opus 19, was not intelligible to me, but admirable in the better informed judgment of others (for example, J.J. Post, who had heard it before). Eckart’s trio, Opus 18 – Hoffman at the piano, as extemporized substitute for the great Gottschalk, who was ill; clear, fluent, and pretty, particularly the scherzo manifestly the germ of the old “Gaily the Troubadour” melody. Haydn’s Quartette in G, No. 63, very familiar and genial. Last night a big, slow, splendid ball at Mrs. Peter Schermerhorn’s in University Place.

    The Diary of George Templeton Strong, Edited by Allan Nevins and Milton Halsey Thomas

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    Theodore Eisfeld’s Wikipedia page

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  • January 1857

    01/19/2017 4:48:14 AM PST · 87 of 99
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    [Continued from January 15 (reply #81).]

    Forgot to chronicle Miss Betty Rhinelander’s engagement. The lucky man is William Edgar (Newbold Edgar’s brother, the “Commodore” of the Yacht Club), old, forty-five at least, and not handsome, but very respectable, rich, honest, well-connected, and manly, and to his intimate friends genial and generous. A good step on both sides.

    The Diary of George Templeton Strong, Edited by Allan Nevins and Milton Halsey Thomas

  • January 1857

    01/15/2017 12:53:49 PM PST · 85 of 99
    Homer_J_Simpson to Tax-chick
    The library board also included the unwell Mr. Ruggles, about whose health outcome I don’t want to know until it happens in sequence.

    Que sera, sera
    Whatever will be, will be
    The future's not ours to see
    Que sera, sera
    What will be, will be

  • January 1857

    01/15/2017 7:57:28 AM PST · 83 of 99
    Homer_J_Simpson to Tax-chick
    Several of these attendees are listed as founding trustees of the Astor Library.

    That is interesting.

    Okay, how did you know that?

  • January 1857

    01/15/2017 6:45:22 AM PST · 81 of 99
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    [Continued from January 11 (reply #67).]

    January 15, THURSDAY. . . . Tuesday afternoon I dined at John Astor’s *, with D’Oremieulx, George Anthon, Cornell, Lord, Henry Day, Porter of Niagara, Edward Bell (the Great Bell of Moscow, where he was last winter), and Dick Emmet; very splendid and quite pleasant. The lady’s elegance of manner was a little oppressive, but she improves on acquaintance I had the honor to take her in and sit next her, and gradually warmed up to the conviction that she was amiable and agreeable.

    *John Jacob Astor (1822-1890), son of William B. Astor, had married Charlotte Gibbes of South Carolina. His career was mainly devoted to administering the Astor estate, which came into his hands on the death of his father in 1875, and to the promotion of the Astor Library.

    The Diary of George Templeton Strong, Edited by Allan Nevins and Milton Halsey Thomas

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    John Jacob Astor III Wikipedia page

  • January 1857

    01/11/2017 6:15:05 AM PST · 69 of 99
    Homer_J_Simpson to x; Tax-chick; henkster
    A crotchety misanthrope. Not necessarily representative of anyone but himself.

    Opinionated, biased, no doubt, though I suspect some of his more sensational criticism is tongue in cheek. But no misanthrope is George Strong. Within his admittedly narrowly defined bounds he sees helping his fellow man through public service as a duty. His service as Columbia College trustee, Trinity Church alderman, supporter of the arts and volunteer in Republican Party campaigns all testify to this.

  • January 1857

    01/11/2017 5:09:19 AM PST · 67 of 99
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    Continued from January 6 (reply #41).

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    The Diary of George Templeton Strong, Edited by Allan Nevins and Milton Halsey Thomas

  • January 1857

    01/09/2017 5:50:41 PM PST · 63 of 99
    Homer_J_Simpson to x
    If you were a wealthy New Yorker or Philadelphian in 1830 or 1840, you did business with wealthy Southerners. You socialized with them. Your family intermarried with theirs. They were your peers. You didn't think yourself superior to them. If they had more money or older money or didn't have to work, you might even have felt inferior to them.

    I don't think prosperous N.Y. attorney George T. Strong got that memo. In the 1840's and 50's he was downright contemptuous of southerners, upper or lower class.

  • RUSSIANS 10 MILES INSIDE POLAND; FIFTH ARMY OPENS PUSH IN ITALY (1/7/44)

    01/07/2017 11:32:15 AM PST · 18 of 18
    Homer_J_Simpson to Homer_J_Simpson

    Back when I posted this issue of 70-year-old WWII news I omitted this important item for some reason. My uncle’s B-17 crew (Chason was pilot) Went on Mission #3. From the unit war diary:

    7. With allied fighters virtually flying formation with them throughout the operation, hundreds of American bombers rode triumphantly to Ludwigshafen today to knock out one of Germany’s most important industrial centres. The 381st provided 25 B-17s over the target, seven from this squadron, led by their commander Major George G. Shackley, of Greenwood Lake, N.J.

    He flew lead with 1st Lt William J. McDaniel on “Sweet and Lovely”; the composite group was led by Capt Marvin D. Lord, with Lt Bill Ridley, other pilots being: Lts Parsons, Chason, Sandman, Thompson, Hanson (534th ship), Nason (535th ship) and Shultz.

    http://381st.org/Unit-Histories/War-Diaries/533rd-Bomb-Squadron-War-Diary

  • January 1857

    01/06/2017 2:47:07 PM PST · 53 of 99
    Homer_J_Simpson to henkster; Tax-chick; BroJoeK
    Before and during World War 2, the south was a reservoir of labor for northern industrial plants.

    I learned from my recent reading (Bio of Jefferson Davis, IIRC) that this was also true to some extent during the Civil War. Some poor whites, trying to cope with hard times made much worse by the war, figured that they could do better for their families by going north to find a job than by enlisting or being conscripted into the confederate army.

  • January 1857

    01/06/2017 7:17:18 AM PST · 41 of 99
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    [Continued from January 5 (reply #22).]

    January 6. Have been honestly trying hard all the evening, and for the tenth time, at least, to frame answers to the printed interrogatories as to improvements in Columbia College served on the trustees individually by the Omnibus Committee “On the course.” It’s very difficult to do it satisfactorily or at all, and unless I give up the job in despair, it will cost me a month’s work and probably never be read by anyone of the committee. Many of the questions are so badly drawn that they can be answered only by an essay on education. But I’ll return to the work. Ellie is good for at least another hour at Moses H’s, it being only half-past twelve. “A fool (that’s Gouverneur Ogden) can ask more questions in a minute than a wise man (that’s me) can answer in a day.”

    The Diary of George Templeton Strong, Edited by Allan Nevins and Milton Halsey Thomas

  • January 1857

    01/06/2017 7:15:16 AM PST · 40 of 99
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
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    Continued from November 4, 1856 (reply #24).

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    Nicole Etcheson, Bleeding Kansas: Contested Liberty in the Civil War Era

  • January 1857

    01/05/2017 7:48:47 AM PST · 22 of 99
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    1/5 reply: Continued from December 31, 1856 (reply #70)

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    The Diary of George Templeton Strong, Edited by Allan Nevins and Milton Halsey Thomas

  • January 1857

    01/01/2017 9:20:28 AM PST · 12 of 99
    Homer_J_Simpson to StoneWall Brigade; rustbucket

    Good thing rustbucket is on the ping list then.

  • January 1857

    01/01/2017 7:59:52 AM PST · 10 of 99
    Homer_J_Simpson to PapaNew
    Happy New Year!

    This seems to revolve around Harper’s Magazine which now, like the NYT, is entrenched in Leftism, but maybe then actually offered some sound information. Is that how you see it?

    I had to subscribe to the current editions to get access to the archives. Today's Harper's probably aligns well with things like New Yorker, so, definitely left-leaning. I am not so well-versed in the nuances of 1850s politics that I could say with confidence where the magazine fell on the ideological continuum of the time, but it seems like they play it pretty straight. Remember, at this time abolitionism was widely considered way radical. Maybe I should read the opening fiction/parody closely and look for hints.

    Is this mostly about the events leading up to the Civil War?

    That's the idea. I wanted to do a Civil War series but I realized my knowledge of that history is sadly deficient, so the 160-years-ago dodge is my way of buying time while I study up.

  • January 1857

    01/01/2017 7:13:47 AM PST · 7 of 99
    Homer_J_Simpson to SES1066
    Query - were the ‘X’s in the original?

    No. I add those where I don't post the complete article. I only use about a quarter of each issue and they don't usually begin articles on a new page.

  • January 1857

    01/01/2017 6:46:41 AM PST · 2 of 99
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    The Animal Declaration of Independence (First inclusion of 160-year-old fiction) – 1-19
    Are We a Happy People? – 20-24
    Monthly Record of Current Events * – 25-27
    Editor’s Drawer – 28-32
    The Miseries of Mistresses – 33-34
    Fashions for January – 35-36

    * Some of the items included in this month’s current events:

    - The official Electoral College votes.

    - Congress met December 1 and a dispute arose over a seat for Kansas.

    - The President’s Message, later to be known as the State of the Union address, was sent from President Pierce to Congress and read on December 2. In it the President blames the current difficulties in Kansas on northern aggression, which, if continued, could lead to civil war.

    - The Secretary of War (Jefferson Davis) “reports the authorized strength of the army to be 17,894, while its actual strength is 15,562. He announces that the Indian War on the Pacific is ended, and the difficulties on the Western plains are settled, with the exception of those with the Cheyennes. He advocates a change in the present system of locating small frontier posts far in advance of population; suggesting that a few posts be selected at favorable points, at which large garrisons should be maintained, and from which strong detachments could be sent out at favorable seasons. He recommends that liberal appropriations be made for harbor and coast fortifications, for armaments and ammunition; and urges that the pay of officers should be increased.”

    - “The number of Indians within the United States is estimated at 300,000. The policy of colonizing the tribes upon separate reservations has been attended with satisfactory results, giving promise of a steady amelioration in their moral and physical condition. The average annual expenditures for Indian purposes, during the last six years, has been $2,626,932.”

    - Governor Adams of South Carolina (together with a “number of leading presses of the South”) is calling for the revival of the African slave trade.

    - Storms on the Great Lakes have caused the loss of 49 vessels and more than 200 lives.

    - The French steamer Le Lyonnais sank November 2 with the loss of all but 16 passengers and crew. There had been 98 crew and 38 passengers, including the aunt and uncle of George Templeton Strong. As of today it is not known if they are among the survivors.

    - France and England are quarreling.

  • January 1857

    01/01/2017 6:44:11 AM PST · 1 of 99
    Homer_J_Simpson
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    Free Republic University, Department of History presents U.S. History, 1855-1860: Seminar and Discussion Forum
    Bleeding Kansas, Dred Scott, Lincoln-Douglas, Harper’s Ferry, the election of 1860, secession – all the events leading up to the Civil War, as seen through news reports of the time and later historical accounts

    First session: November 21, 2015. Last date to add: Sometime in the future.
    Reading: Self-assigned. Recommendations made and welcomed. To add this class to or drop it from your schedule notify Admissions and Records (Attn: Homer_J_Simpson) by reply or freepmail.

    Link to December 1856 thread

  • December 1856

    12/31/2016 9:12:27 AM PST · 75 of 79
    Homer_J_Simpson to BroJoeK; henkster; Tax-chick
    Isn't the Supreme Court working on that now?

    Yes, indeed. If you go back to reply #25 on this thread you can read about the oral arguments in said case that lasted for 4 days. I don't know, though. Considering the southern tilt to the Taney court, the fix may be in.

  • December 1856

    12/31/2016 5:38:43 AM PST · 70 of 79
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    [Continued from December 25 (reply #67).]

    December 31. Huntington trial terminated yesterday with a verdict of guilty and a sentence to United States Prison. I expected the jury to disagree; but the moral insanity dodge was a little too steep. E.K. Collins says old Belden has lost $300,000 by Huntington. Dubito. If he has, eight per cent a minute will make up for it very fast.

    The Diary of George Templeton Strong, Edited by Allan Nevins and Milton Halsey Thomas

  • December 1856

    12/25/2016 7:44:37 AM PST · 67 of 79
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    Continued from December 22 (reply #44).

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    The Diary of George Templeton Strong, Edited by Allan Nevins and Milton Halsey Thomas

  • December 1856

    12/23/2016 9:05:16 AM PST · 64 of 79
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...

    Merry Christmas to you, M Kehoe, and all my fellow history learners. Hopefully this is just the first of nine Yuletides we enjoy during this project.

  • December 1856

    12/23/2016 5:11:59 AM PST · 59 of 79
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
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    Continued from October 30 (Reply #60)

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    Douglas Southall Freeman, Lee, an abridgement by Richard Harwell

  • December 1856

    12/22/2016 5:42:35 AM PST · 48 of 79
    Homer_J_Simpson to Homer_J_Simpson

    Almost. The movie was based on the play that was based on the novel.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031750/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_wr#writers

  • December 1856

    12/22/2016 5:39:03 AM PST · 47 of 79
    Homer_J_Simpson to Tax-chick
    Edith Wharton’s 1850s-set slice-of-life is “The Old Maid,” one of her most famous novelettes. The eponymous character has a child out of wedlock, and, by shifts, is able to bring her up but without being acknowledged as the mother.

    That must be the basis for the Bette Davis movie of the same name.

  • December 1856

    12/22/2016 5:37:20 AM PST · 46 of 79
    Homer_J_Simpson to Tax-chick

    George likes to record events the day they occur while the details are still fresh, but for some reason he won’t describe for us his New Year’s Day activities until the fifth.

  • December 1856

    12/22/2016 5:02:21 AM PST · 44 of 79
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    [Continued from December 19 (reply #39).]

    December 22, MONDAY. Huntington trial for today, William Curtis Noyes being of counsel for the people, on the retainer of the Belden concern (Tallmadge, who is to marry Miss Julia Belden, is Mrs. Noyes’s brother). I find the public generally to be much delighted by the onslaught of Huntington’s counsel on old Belden and his usury. . . .

    At a special meeting of the Board of Columbia College this afternoon. Mr. Ruggles had to leave, re infecta, to attend the funeral at Noyes’s. The special subject was the division of the chair of physical science – McCulloh’s. The recommendation of the committee in charge of the subject was to divide that chair at once. . . .

    It was determined to divide McVickar’s, Hackley’s, and McCulloh’s professorships; a sound result, though not attained by the soundest reasoning.

    The Diary of George Templeton Strong, Edited by Allan Nevins and Milton Halsey Thomas

  • December 1856

    12/19/2016 5:51:13 AM PST · 43 of 79
    Homer_J_Simpson to henkster
    While it seems that Blair put stock in the legal principle that asoldier took the domicile of the state where he is stationed, Blair could not easily make that argument today. Soldiers assigned to military posts are allowed to keep home state driver’s licenses and retain voting registration in their home states, which along with payment of primary taxes are the main incidents of domicile.

    That crossed my mind when I read the arguments. My first election was 1972, when I was in the navy. I registered in Long Beach, where I was stationed at the naval hospital, but I kept the same DL with my "home" address for my whole hitch. I don't remember how I filed income tax. In 1864 union soldiers were given furloughs so they could go home to vote. In previous general elections I guess military personnel just didn't vote if they were at remote stations. Since the army and navy were so small I suppose it never became an issue.

  • December 1856

    12/19/2016 5:40:28 AM PST · 41 of 79
    Homer_J_Simpson to Tax-chick

    I always wondered who manages the vivisepulture ping list. So it’s been Tax-chick all along.

  • December 1856

    12/19/2016 4:59:35 AM PST · 39 of 79
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    Continued from December 18 (reply #29).

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    The Diary of George Templeton Strong, Edited by Allan Nevins and Milton Halsey Thomas

  • December 1856

    12/18/2016 5:32:08 AM PST · 32 of 79
    Homer_J_Simpson to Tax-chick
    I wonder if his parties were any fun.

    I've never been to one, but from what I've heard they were particularly favorable specimens of their bad class.

  • December 1856

    12/18/2016 4:56:20 AM PST · 29 of 79
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    [Continued from December 11 (reply #24).]

    December 18. Very great big party at William B Astor’s Monday night, and another last night at John C. Hamilton’s. Both were favorable specimens of their bad class, particularly the former.

    The Diary of George Templeton Strong, Edited by Allan Nevins and Milton Halsey Thomas

    George and Ellie get invited to the “A” list parties.

    William Backhouse Astor Sr. Wikipedia page

    John Church Hamilton Wikipedia page

  • December 1856

    12/18/2016 4:54:04 AM PST · 28 of 79
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    Oral arguments - Day 4, continued from December 17 (reply #27).

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    Don E. Fehrenbacher, The Dred Scott Case: Its Significance in American Law and Politics" (1978)

  • December 1856

    12/17/2016 5:37:13 AM PST · 27 of 79
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    Oral arguments - Day 3, continued from December 16 (reply #26).

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    Don E. Fehrenbacher, The Dred Scott Case: Its Significance in American Law and Politics" (1978)

  • December 1856

    12/16/2016 4:56:50 AM PST · 26 of 79
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    Oral arguments - Day 2, continued from December 15 (reply #25).

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    Don E. Fehrenbacher, The Dred Scott Case: Its Significance in American Law and Politics" (1978)

  • December 1856

    12/15/2016 4:50:57 AM PST · 25 of 79
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
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    Today begins four days of oral arguments on the case. This time they count.

    Continued – after skipping a few pages – from February 11 (final 2 images of reply #11).

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    Don E. Fehrenbacher, The Dred Scott Case: Its Significance in American Law and Politics" (1978)

  • December 1856

    12/11/2016 5:30:20 AM PST · 24 of 79
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    [Continued from December 6 (reply #19).]

    December 11. Went to La Traviata. . . . Traviata is utter drivel. I could write as bad an opera myself. To call it bad is to do it more than justice; it has not strength enough to stand alone or to be anything. It is definable by the negation of every good quality.

    The Diary of George Templeton Strong, Edited by Allan Nevins and Milton Halsey Thomas

    Strong was not alone in giving thumbs down to Verdi’s masterpiece during the early years (it was first performed in 1853). The following Wikipedia entry, to my surprise, cites George Templeton Strong’s diary, but not the same entry I posted above. What goes on? In the editor’s preface it says, “And though we give numerous excerpts from his discriminating criticism of concerts, oratorios, and operas, again an interesting volume of musical comment could – and some day will – be compiled from the diary.” Maybe that volume of musical comment was indeed published and that is where the citation comes from.

    La Traviata Wikipedia page

    La Traviata (complete opera)

  • December 1856

    12/06/2016 4:46:33 AM PST · 19 of 79
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    Continued from December 1 (reply #3).

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    The Diary of George Templeton Strong, Edited by Allan Nevins and Milton Halsey Thomas

    William Henry Hurlbert Wikipedia page

  • December 1856

    12/01/2016 3:39:14 PM PST · 15 of 79
    Homer_J_Simpson to Company Man
    What’s the significance of the black X’s?

    The different articles and stories usually begin in the middle of a page rather than starting on a fresh page. I cross out the bits at the beginning or end that belong to articles I don't include in full. Each issue had about 140 pages of material. I only include 25 or 35 pages in my posts so a lot doesn't make it.

  • December 1856

    12/01/2016 8:52:24 AM PST · 12 of 79
    Homer_J_Simpson to rpierce

    That is funny. Thanks for pointing it out as I missed it when I was printing, cutting & scanning to get the post ready.

  • December 1856

    12/01/2016 6:13:15 AM PST · 10 of 79
    Homer_J_Simpson to Tax-chick

    I picture George imagining his readers 100 years hence reaching for their dictionaries and savoring his words. Which reminds me - the diaries were published for general distribution in 1952. They have now been in circulation for longer than he was alive. In a manner of speaking I was also “published” in 1952, which gives me a vague feeling of kinship with GTS.

  • December 1856

    12/01/2016 4:57:58 AM PST · 7 of 79
    Homer_J_Simpson to CGASMIA68

    Each edition is about 140 pages. I wish it was practical to print more of them. I wondered about the physical appearance. I figured they would be pretty thick but I didn’t guess a hard cover.

  • December 1856

    12/01/2016 4:47:30 AM PST · 3 of 79
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    Continued from November 28 (reply #62)

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    The Diary of George Templeton Strong, Edited by Allan Nevins and Milton Halsey Thomas

  • December 1856

    12/01/2016 4:42:28 AM PST · 2 of 79
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    Header (We passed on long home of Washington Irving article) – 1
    A Gigantic Centipede (Couldn’t pass on this short one) – 2-4
    The Fall of Islam – 5-11
    Sowing in Tears (poetry) – 11
    Monthly Record of Current Events (incomplete election results, report from Kansas, foreign news) – 12-14
    Editor’s Table (technological advance hasn’t rendered oratory obsolete, after all) – 15-18
    Editor’s Easy Chair – 18-24
    Editor’s Drawer – 25-32
    Fashions for December – 33-34
  • December 1856

    12/01/2016 4:40:06 AM PST · 1 of 79
    Homer_J_Simpson
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    Free Republic University, Department of History presents U.S. History, 1855-1860: Seminar and Discussion Forum
    Bleeding Kansas, Dred Scott, Lincoln-Douglas, Harper’s Ferry, the election of 1860 – all the events leading up to the Civil War, as seen through news reports of the time and later historical accounts

    First session: November 21, 2015. Last date to add: Sometime in the future.
    Reading: Self-assigned. Recommendations made and welcomed. To add this class to or drop it from your schedule notify Admissions and Records (Attn: Homer_J_Simpson) by reply or freepmail.

    Link to November thread

  • November 1856

    11/28/2016 4:48:16 PM PST · 66 of 68
    Homer_J_Simpson to Tax-chick; M Kehoe; colorado tanker

    Here are a piano concerto and a fantasy by Thalberg. Not that hearing them gives any insights to his ethnic heritage. Thalberg’s mother’s name was Stein, according to the bio, which could be Jewish. Otherwise I didn’t see any clues. It must have been a liberal age, since the different composers formed friendships and working relationships regardless of religion. Liszt and Mendelssohn, for example.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVtuqba4Wpg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxM9zoTaQRE

  • November 1856

    11/28/2016 4:45:49 AM PST · 62 of 68
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    Continued from November 22 (reply #55)

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    The Diary of George Templeton Strong, Edited by Allan Nevins and Milton Halsey Thomas

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    Sigismond Thalberg Wikipedia page

  • November 1856

    11/24/2016 7:30:13 AM PST · 61 of 68
    Homer_J_Simpson to pgyanke; AU72

    You are both added to the list. Welcome aboard. And welcome back AU72. You should be getting the next ping on Nov. 28 (George Strong at the concert again.)