CAMP is 135 years old?

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Thu Dec 15 16:25:00 UTC 2005

In a message dated 12/15/05 10:43:24 AM, laurence.horn at YALE.EDU writes:

> I've
> recently seen a pair of illustrations from a London publication,
> _The Day's Doings_ of 20 May 1871, that showed Frederick William
> Park, a well-known homosexual of the period whose "campish
> undertakings" with Ernest Boulton in the Burlington Arcade in 1870

Why the quote marks around "campish undertakings" -- does this mean that
"camp" in this sense goes back to 1870? If I ever knew that, I've forgotten it.

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