On Sun, 10 Aug 1997, Andrew J Hoffman wrote:
> Gold also neglects any mention of the fact that two of the eleven book
> agencies hired to sell Grant's _Memoirs_ defaulted, owing Webster and Co.
> tens of thousands of dollars, and that despite SLC's repeated efforts to
> get Charley to do something about this he failed to take action.
I would be most interested in the names of the two companies that
defaulted on the Grant book distribution contract. In May of 1886
a Chicago newspaper reported that 100,000 copies of the Grant book
had been lost in a fire. I've never seen a major loss by
fire of Grant's book mentioned in SLC's biographies.