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

Tim Stewart timoteostewart1977 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Sep 13 15:43:08 EDT 2016


The researcher has already been able to collect and send me the evidence I
needed to antedate the word *episcopresbygational**.* I'm on cloud 9. :-)

Thank you, Fred, for the referral!

Tim


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On Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 2:39 PM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu>
wrote:

> Since Larry did not jump at the opportunity, I have put Tim Stewart in
> touch with a New Haven-area researcher with considerable experience
> conducting research in the Yale libraries.
>
>
> Fred Shapiro
>
>
>
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> From: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> on behalf of
> Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU>
> Sent: Friday, September 9, 2016 4:47 PM
> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> Subject: Re: [research help] certain book at Yale libraries
>
> I think Larry Horn would be a great choice.
>
>
> Fred Shapiro
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> ________________________________
> From: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> on behalf of
> Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
> Sent: Friday, September 9, 2016 11:57 AM
> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> Subject: Re: [research help] certain book at Yale libraries
>
> > 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.
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> >> 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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