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

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Sep 9 11:57:21 EDT 2016


> On Sep 9, 2016, at 11:24 AM, Jesse Sheidlower <jester at PANIX.COM> wrote:
> 
> Paging Fred Shapiro.

What he said.

> 
> 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://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__catalog.lib.utexas.edu_&d=CwIBAg&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=bMgb0853FF92u8euQfQSpCSBXcrNQocCJMWw31D5EwA&s=9GJelgDfAtiM9vSGA-6DEdk_UiE9Z_ICW64DakjayDU&e= > and HRC
>> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.hrc.utexas.edu_collections_books_&d=CwIBAg&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=bMgb0853FF92u8euQfQSpCSBXcrNQocCJMWw31D5EwA&s=9DaGMefbZXYnMuWGVLByUWyPuvyiJsKgHT1Sh_5fuPM&e= > (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://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__dl.dropboxusercontent.com_u_57894_email_Yale-2520rr_excerpt-25&d=CwIBAg&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=bMgb0853FF92u8euQfQSpCSBXcrNQocCJMWw31D5EwA&s=NZ799WSCWRV2c1IFBf1bozRpShHwBfIDr1FnEEFxpHk&e= 
>> 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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