Tue, 2 Dec 2003 10:04:05 -0600
I am answering this off the top of my head, meaning according to my somewhat
deficient middle-aged memory, since I am at home and the pertinent info is
at my office. Nevertheless. . .
Correct me if I am wrong but I think Paine's grandson is still alive in
Maine and has a massive archive of material there. Last I heard ( a couple
of years back) he was still working on a definitive biography of his
grandfather. Am I wrong to say that his name is Bigelow Cushman? Of course
the folks at Berkeley can correct me on these matters.
I have often wondered what treasures he might have in his possession.
Surely it includes some things that remain unarchived. I had correspondence
with him briefly a few years back and know that he does respond to letters.
Harold K. Bush
Dept. of English, Saint Louis University
314-977-3616 (w); 314-771-6795 (h)
Quote of the moment:
"Not a word was spoken, the church bells all were broken."