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11-15-2019, 12:55 PM (This post was last modified: 11-15-2019 12:56 PM by Gene C.)
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(11-15-2019 11:48 AM)Rob Wick Wrote:  This is a two-parter. Read the following:

I want your Photograph--I want it at once--There is no use in your saying you 'will probably send it to me--' I must have it--I cant do without it and I dont intend to do without it--I must have it, if it costs me a trip to [redacted] and a race with Blood hounds to chace you down and then carry you to town with these strong arms and hold you until we can get your darned old phiz in type.

First, to whom was this written?
Second, who was the writer?
First clue: It was not Sandburg.

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Rob

First - Marilyn Monroe ?
Second - Keya Morgan ?

At the one and only Marilyn Monroe estate auction, held by Christie’s on October 27, 1999, Keya Morgan bought hundreds of items, including much of Marilyn’s private library, with many personally inscribed books. Along with many other items he accumulated over the years, he now possesses the largest Monroe collection in the world, as well as large portions of the estates of her second husband Joe DiMaggio and close friend Marlon Brando.
(from https://keyamorganproductions.com/_index.php?page_id=2 )

and -
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Marilyn-Monroe-...1455842044
Not sure if his book was ever published, the movie has been in the works for several years.

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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11-15-2019, 01:03 PM
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Ida Tarbell?
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11-15-2019, 01:29 PM
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Good try guys, but neither answer is correct.

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Abraham Lincoln in the only man, dead or alive, with whom I could have spent five years without one hour of boredom.
--Ida M. Tarbell

I want the respect of intelligent men, but I will choose for myself the intelligent.
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11-15-2019, 07:07 PM
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Mary Todd?
Abraham Lincoln?

“The honest man, tho' e'er sae poor,
Is king o' men for a' that” Robert Burns
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11-15-2019, 08:26 PM
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Is the writer Oldroyd?
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11-15-2019, 08:35 PM
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Sorry gents, but neither is correct.

Clue. The writer once studied medicine.

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Rob

Abraham Lincoln in the only man, dead or alive, with whom I could have spent five years without one hour of boredom.
--Ida M. Tarbell

I want the respect of intelligent men, but I will choose for myself the intelligent.
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11-16-2019, 04:54 AM
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to whom was it written? - Hablot Knight Browne?

writer? - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr?
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11-16-2019, 08:18 AM
Post: #218
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Holmes, Sr., would be a logical guess, Roger, but it isn't him or Browne.

Next clue. The story was told to Sandburg in a letter written shortly after World War II.

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11-16-2019, 10:38 AM
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Wild guess - was the letter's recipient Lilian Steichen (before she married Carl)?
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11-16-2019, 06:58 PM
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Sorry Roger, but that's not it.

Next clue: It took the recipient of the letter 16 months to provide the writer with a picture.

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Rob

Abraham Lincoln in the only man, dead or alive, with whom I could have spent five years without one hour of boredom.
--Ida M. Tarbell

I want the respect of intelligent men, but I will choose for myself the intelligent.
--Carl Sandburg
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11-16-2019, 10:21 PM
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Is the writer Stefan Lorant?
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11-16-2019, 10:50 PM
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Logical guess, Steve, but that's not it.

Think 19th century.

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Rob

Abraham Lincoln in the only man, dead or alive, with whom I could have spent five years without one hour of boredom.
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11-17-2019, 12:32 PM
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Next clue. The person who related the story to Sandburg was a student of James G. Randall.

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11-17-2019, 02:12 PM
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(11-17-2019 12:32 PM)Rob Wick Wrote:  Next clue. The person who related the story to Sandburg was a student of James G. Randall.

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David Herbert Donald?
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11-17-2019, 02:44 PM
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Yes Roger, Donald told Sandburg the story, but of course that doesn't identify the two people I'm seeking.

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Abraham Lincoln in the only man, dead or alive, with whom I could have spent five years without one hour of boredom.
--Ida M. Tarbell

I want the respect of intelligent men, but I will choose for myself the intelligent.
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