[Ads-l] Request help to verify H. L. Mencken column in Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Sun Dec 11 17:08:49 EST 2016


The request below has now been satisfied by a kind person at the Enoch
Pratt Free Library.
Garson

On Sun, Dec 11, 2016 at 11:19 AM, ADSGarson O'Toole
<adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
> I received a request to verify a harsh quotation ascribed to H. L.
> Mencken that has been applied to several U.S. Presidents. I have
> already verified that the quotation is listed in the 1956 compilation
> "A Carnival of Buncombe" edited by Malcolm Moos which provides the
> following citation:
>
> Newspaper: Baltimore Evening Sun
> Date: July 26, 1920
> Title in book: Bayard vs. Lionheart
> Author: H. L. Mencken
> Page Number: Unknown
>
> The goal is to obtain a complete citation and verify the excerpt below
> in an image database, on microfilm, or on paper in the "Baltimore
> Evening Sun" ("The Evening Sun"). "The Baltimore Sun" is available via
> ProQuest and Newspapers.com, but the "Baltimore Evening Sun" published
> different material. I have searched Newspapers.com and have not found
> the target quotation. Hence, I believe that the quotation appeared in
> "Baltimore Evening Sun" and not "The Baltimore Sun".

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