[Ads-l] Earlier "ragtime"?

Mark Mandel mark.a.mandel at GMAIL.COM
Fri Nov 9 14:25:30 EST 2018


Good checking, Ben!

Would it do any good to point this out to Newspapers.com?

Mark Mandel

On Thu, Nov 8, 2018, 11:44 AM Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com wrote:

> Here it is on Newspapers.com, from the Westville (Mississippi) Weekly
> News, dated Dec. 28, 1893:
>
> https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25210397/ragtime/
>
> There's no date or page number on the page image (Newspapers.com says it's
> on p. 8). If you click back to p. 1, it does indeed say Dec. 28, 1893. But
> if you go to p. 7, under the masthead it gives the date as Apr. 12, 1900.
>
> https://www.newspapers.com/image/317547032/
>
> So unfortunately I think the front page from 1893 was incorrectly attached
> to pages from 1900. As further  confirmation of the misdating, elsewhere on
> p. 8 there's a reference to "Sir Henry Stafford Northcote, the new governor
> of Bombay." Northcote took up that position in 1900.
>
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