"gay: (was Quentin Crisp)

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Nov 22 20:39:52 UTC 1999

In Gershon Legman's introduction to Farmer and Henley he says that he had
an extensive collection of citations for sexual vocabulary (he also refers
to a similar collection gathered by Harry Johnson of New Jersey -- anyone
have any idea who he was?).  I have spoken recently with Legman's widow,
and she has promised me to keep an eye out for citation files in going
through his papers.  Perhaps Legman had pre-1941 evidence for _gay_

Fred R. Shapiro                             Coeditor (with Jane Garry)
Associate Librarian for Public Services     TRIAL AND ERROR: AN OXFORD
  and Lecturer in Legal Research            ANTHOLOGY OF LEGAL STORIES
Yale Law School                             Oxford University Press, 1998
e-mail: fred.shapiro at yale.edu               ISBN 0-19-509547-2

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