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Scott Holmes <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 23 Aug 2021 16:02:13 -0700
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Precisely.  I find it helpful for times and places AND when he includes 
MTP links.  I'm still hoping to hear back from the Delaware, Lackawanna 
& Western Historical Society.

On 8/23/21 3:49 PM, Barbara Schmidt wrote:
> Scott,
> MTDBD can be used as a good source for hints, but best to always verify
> that info by checking and using the primary resources.
> Barb
> On Monday, August 23, 2021, Scott Holmes <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Thank you, Barbara.  This does look like the earliest use of a special car
>> - four years later than indicated in Day By Day. Fears got it from Willis
>> (the attribution is in his text) and apparently Willis found this letter
>> but apparently forgot the date it was written.  Near the bottom of the page
>> Miki sent me is a note that Susie was four years old at this time - 1876
>> not 1880.
>> On 8/23/21 3:16 PM, Barbara Schmidt wrote:
>>> Scott,
>>> Rest Willis does quote the passage about Livy always going by special car
>>> hereafter and sources it to a June 17, 1880 letter to Lilly Warner. It is
>>> online here —
>>> 01814.xml;query=Warner;searchAll=;sectionType1=;sectionType2
>>> =;sectionType3=;sectionType4=;sectionType5=;style=letter;brand=mtp#1