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

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Aug 14 09:26:32 EDT 2017


Garson, I have access, but it looks as though I'll have to renew my
password - in person.

Maybe I can do it this afternoon.

JL

On Mon, Aug 14, 2017 at 9:19 AM, ADSGarson O'Toole <
adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
>
> Garson
>
>
> 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?...
> >
> >
> > Stephen Goranson
> >
> > http://people.duke.edu/~goranson/
> >
> >
> >
> > ________________________________
> > From: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> on behalf of
> ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM>
> > Sent: Sunday, August 13, 2017 10:24 AM
> > To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> > 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-9jPdp0K2iQNBw0Y0H9EhKSnPAeezJ9
> YGpD66JDLxg&s=ca__bTK08DJs9TSB0hEX2fq9yNIbots648R2qUAu7vM&e=
> > [https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DD9_iZhXUAAIqKR.jpg:large]<htt
> ps://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__
> twitter.com_YAppelbaum_status_882564306239451137&d=DwIBaQ&c=
> imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=uUVa-
> 8oDL2EzfbuMuowoUadHHcJ7pjul6iFkS5Pd--8&m=A-9jPdp0K2iQNBw0Y0H9EhKSnPAeezJ9
> YGpD66JDLxg&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=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6Y
> HLR0Sj_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=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6Y
> HLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=uUVa-8oDL2EzfbuMuowoUadHHcJ7pjul6iFkS5Pd--8&m=A-
> 9jPdp0K2iQNBw0Y0H9EhKSnPAeezJ9YGpD66JDLxg&s=vlj2ICAKMApOBm6IGESrH8asQHYCn9
> CP1C-GD0POWzw&e=>
> >
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