[Ads-l] Request details of citation in Boston Daily Journal in 1865

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Mon Aug 14 13:19:35 UTC 2017

Apparently, the Boston Daily Journal in April 1865 is available in a
database that is part of the Adam Matthew Digital collections. The
database is called:

American History: 1493-1945 The Gilder Lehrman Collection

This information is courtesy of former librarian Dennis Lien. If your
organization has access to this database and you wish to help please
let me know off-list or on-list.

Stephen raises some valuable questions. I haven't tried to identify E. K.


On Mon, Aug 14, 2017 at 7:35 AM, Stephen Goranson <goranson at duke.edu> wrote:
> This quote sounds like Lincoln, as far as I know. I wonder who E.K. was and why, if he interviewed Lincoln in July 1864, he or she waited until April 1865 to write about it. Some later reprintings of the quote call E. K. a correspondent or, without evidence, a "newspaperman." But a reporter would likely have already reported an interview, and might have used his full name. Though there are so many biographies of Lincoln, a quick search suggests that none have identified E. K., which may be possible. (I did not find the original newspaper online.) From Massachusetts? A politician? A minister? Visitor to the White House?...
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> Subject: [ADS-L] Request details of citation in Boston Daily Journal in 1865
> Back in July, I received a request from a Wall Street Journal writer
> via twitter to explore a quotation attributed to Abraham Lincoln. The
> quotation is popular, e.g., CNN tweeted it on July 4, and the
> statement is engraved on the wall at the Newseum. Yet, the quotation
> is slightly inaccurate.
> [Begin excerpt]
> Let the people know the facts and the country will be safe.
> [End excerpt]
> Barry Popik found a key citation dated April 29, 1865. I pushed the
> date back to April 21, 1865. Both of these citations pointed to an
> origin in the Boston Journal.
> Historian Yoni Appelbaum then located the earliest citation in Boston
> Daily Journal on April 17, 1865, and he tweeted an image.
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__twitter.com_YAppelbaum_status_882564306239451137&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=uUVa-8oDL2EzfbuMuowoUadHHcJ7pjul6iFkS5Pd--8&m=A-9jPdp0K2iQNBw0Y0H9EhKSnPAeezJ9YGpD66JDLxg&s=ca__bTK08DJs9TSB0hEX2fq9yNIbots648R2qUAu7vM&e=
> [https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DD9_iZhXUAAIqKR.jpg:large]<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__twitter.com_YAppelbaum_status_882564306239451137&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=uUVa-8oDL2EzfbuMuowoUadHHcJ7pjul6iFkS5Pd--8&m=A-9jPdp0K2iQNBw0Y0H9EhKSnPAeezJ9YGpD66JDLxg&s=ca__bTK08DJs9TSB0hEX2fq9yNIbots648R2qUAu7vM&e=>
> Yoni Appelbaum on Twitter<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__twitter.com_YAppelbaum_status_882564306239451137&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=uUVa-8oDL2EzfbuMuowoUadHHcJ7pjul6iFkS5Pd--8&m=A-9jPdp0K2iQNBw0Y0H9EhKSnPAeezJ9YGpD66JDLxg&s=ca__bTK08DJs9TSB0hEX2fq9yNIbots648R2qUAu7vM&e=>
> urldefense.proofpoint.com
> “@QuoteResearch @terryteachout @bdomenech Oh, that’s very well done. The original ran in the Boston Daily Journal, April 17, signed “E.K."”
> [Begin excerpt]
> "I have faith in the people. They will not consent to disunion. The
> danger is, that they are misled. Let them know the truth and the
> country is safe."
> [End except]
> What database contains the page images for in the Boston Daily Journal
> citation? Alternatively, if someone could send me a PDF or jpg of the
> page containing the quotation I would be most grateful. Thanks.
> Garson
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.americandialect.org&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=uUVa-8oDL2EzfbuMuowoUadHHcJ7pjul6iFkS5Pd--8&m=A-9jPdp0K2iQNBw0Y0H9EhKSnPAeezJ9YGpD66JDLxg&s=vlj2ICAKMApOBm6IGESrH8asQHYCn9CP1C-GD0POWzw&e=>
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