[Ads-l] Fwd: [research help] certain book at Yale libraries

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Fri Sep 9 11:24:58 EDT 2016

Paging Fred Shapiro.

On Fri, Sep 09, 2016 at 10:22:00AM -0500, Tim Stewart wrote:
> I reached out to Yale Libraries about a month ago for some research help
> (see below), and I haven't heard a peep back. Is the "askyale at gmail.com"
> address I used not a good email address to use? Can someone on the list
> suggest a Yale Libraries person or email address I can more fruitfully send
> my inquiry to?
> As an aside, if someone on the list would be able to visit Yale and photo
> these pages for me, I'd be willing to trade in-kind a research trip to my
> local University of Texas at Austin (featuring the Harry Ransom Center).
> The PCL <https://catalog.lib.utexas.edu/> and HRC
> <http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/collections/books/> (the archive, not the
> candidate) have some pretty sweet holdings.
> Tim Stewart
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Tim Stewart <tim at dictionaryofchristianese.com>
> Date: Wed, Aug 3, 2016 at 10:06 PM
> Subject: assistance with Charles Templeman Loram papers
> To: askyale at gmail.com
> Dear Yale Libraries,
> I'm a lexicographer and researcher in Austin, TX, and I'm currently writing
> a historical dictionary about blended words related to the names of
> Protestant Christian denominations. My work involves a great deal of
> gathering quotations of these words being used in print going back as far
> back in the publishing record as I can.
> I have reason to suspect that the word "episcopresbygational" appears in
> chapter 9 of a book in the Charles Templeman Loram papers. I am not
> currently in a position to fly up to Connecticut and investigate this one
> word myself, so my request is this... would it be possible for someone at
> the Sterling Memorial Library to page through chapter 9 of the book below
> and, if the word "episcopresbygational" appears, to photograph those pages
> on which the word appears (and the adjacent pages, for context), so that I
> can examine the usage of the word and possibly include a short quotation of
> the word's usage in this book in my dictionary? I will be happy to pay
> reasonable charges for this research assistance (though if this is a
> service provided free by the Yale Libraries, I won't say not to that!).
> Photographs of the title page and copyright page of the book will also help
> me to properly cite this source.
> *Finding aid for Charles Templeman Loram collection:*
> http://drs.library.yale.edu/fedora/get/mssa:ms.0010/PDF
> *Specific document I am interested in:*
> Christofersen, A. F., *The First One Hundred Years of American Board
> Mission in South Africa*, 1835-1936
> *Location of this document in the Loram papers: *
> Box 11, Folder 225
> *Suspected location of sentence(s) using the word "episcopresbygational":*
> chapter 9
> I am linking to an excerpt of the current draft of my dictionary in
> progress, the *Dictionary of Blended Denominations*, to give you a sense of
> the scholarly character of this research project and to persuade you that
> your assistance will be a significant contribution to an advancement of
> lexicography and to the study of the Protestant Christian sociolect.
> Link: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/57894/email/Yale%20rr/excerpt%
> 20of%20Dictionary%20of%20Blended%20Denominations%
> 20for%20Yale%20Libraries%20%28August%203%2C%202016%29.pdf
> Tim Stewart
> editor-in-chief of *Dictionary of Blended Denominations*
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