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A Sandburg Stumper
11-17-2019, 07:00 PM
Post: #226
RE: A Sandburg Stumper
Hmmm.... Donald. By any chance is the writer Herndon?
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11-17-2019, 07:08 PM
Post: #227
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Quote:By any chance is the writer Herndon?

No. But I will call half of it because Herndon was the recipient.

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11-18-2019, 01:06 AM
Post: #228
RE: A Sandburg Stumper
My next two guesses as to who wrote to Herndon:

Ward Hill Lamon

or

William E. Barton

Barton seems like he might write something like that, but I think he was only able to correspond with Weik due to Herndon's death. So, I'm going to go with Lamon.
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11-18-2019, 12:32 PM
Post: #229
RE: A Sandburg Stumper
Correct, Steve. It was Lamon.

In 1948 when Donald was writing Lincoln's Herndon, he had asked Sandburg to write the preface, which Sandburg agreed to do. Donald wrote the letter to Sandburg relating the story of how Herndon didn't want his picture taken for Lamon's biography of Lincoln, but that he eventually relented.

When DaCapo Press brought out the reprint of Lincoln's Herndon, the Sandburg preface was not included. I've often wondered if Randall had urged Donald to ask Sandburg to write the preface and Donald did so only to please his mentor.

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02-20-2020, 08:49 AM
Post: #230
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To whom (or what) was a correspondent of Sandburg's referring to when he said that Sandburg "had made an honest woman out of her?"

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02-20-2020, 10:16 AM
Post: #231
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Wild guess: Nancy Hanks? I know some unproven rumors existed including that she had a fling with a young John C. Calhoun. I think Sandburg ignored all the unproven rumors.
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02-20-2020, 11:28 AM
Post: #232
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That's a logical guess Roger, but it isn't the answer.

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02-20-2020, 01:51 PM
Post: #233
RE: A Sandburg Stumper
Wilma Francis Minor ?

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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02-20-2020, 02:26 PM
Post: #234
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Sorry Gene. That isn't it.

The question was asked in such a way as to throw a shadow. The answer is not a person.

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Rob

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02-20-2020, 04:40 PM (This post was last modified: 02-20-2020 04:50 PM by AussieMick.)
Post: #235
RE: A Sandburg Stumper
... The Declaration of Independence?

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Is king o' men for a' that” Robert Burns
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02-20-2020, 06:35 PM
Post: #236
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Sorry Mike, but that's not it either.

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02-20-2020, 09:14 PM
Post: #237
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Ok, I was going to say this before but ... anyway, and I know that 'she' came later,
The Statue of Liberty ?

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02-20-2020, 11:18 PM
Post: #238
RE: A Sandburg Stumper
That's not it either Mike.

I'll have more clues tomorrow.

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02-21-2020, 12:00 AM
Post: #239
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The "biographical novel"?
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02-21-2020, 12:23 AM (This post was last modified: 02-21-2020 12:25 AM by AussieMick.)
Post: #240
RE: A Sandburg Stumper
Rob's question was To whom (or what) was a correspondent of Sandburg's referring to when he said that Sandburg "had made an honest woman out of her?"

woops ... its always a good idea to read the question ( I thought it was Lincoln , not Sandburg, that had 'made an honest woman' of something/one)

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