Henry James on Eliot on "a curved ball"

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Thu Oct 4 22:10:45 UTC 2012

Great work Joel. The Atlantic article might be the following one which
is listed in the bibliography of "Higher Education in Transition: A
History of American Colleges and Universities" (1997):

LeBaron Russell Briggs, "President Eliot, as seen by a Disciple,"
Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 144, November, 1929, p. 597.

On Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 5:15 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:
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> I got the following from the underground at the Harvard
> Archives.  The page of the James biography has been discussed here
> before, but I don['t think anyone has tried to follow up the sources
> the (mole?) says James cites.
>>         In his 1930 biography of Charles W. Eliot (volume 2, page
>> 69), Henry James relays the story of Eliot's disdain for the
>> pitcher who delivers a curve ball.
>>         James cites an October 9, 1883 speech to the Harvard Club
>> of San Francisco and an Atlantic Monthly article (LeBaron Russell
>> Briggs, November 1929:  600) as his sources.  A quick look at our
>> holdings has found neither of these sources, although you are
>> welcome to visit the Archives to conduct a more thorough search in
>> Eliot's personal papers, presidential records and biographical materials.
> Joel
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