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Sender: Mark Twain Forum <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 1996 09:47:24 -0500
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Dear Barb,
A possibility might be Talcott Williams (1849-1928).  He reported for the New
York World and the New York Sun, and he joined the Philadelphia Press in 1881,
remaining there for 31 years until he became the first head of the Columbia
Univ. School of Journalism.  He was a truly interesting person, introducing
Thomas Eakins to Walt Whitman so that Eakins could paint the old poet's
portrait. Hope this helps.  Philip Leon, Dept of English, The Citadel,
Charleston, SC 29409.
 >In regard to this question that I posted to the Forum, I'm also
>identify the T. Williams mentioned in the letters exchanged between SLC and
>Fred Hall that appear in _Letters to His Publishers_.  Williams is quoted as
>saying he considered LAL "the work of his life" and would undertake the sales
>of the LAL.  Evidently he did.  Webster Co. ended up owing him $10,000 when
>they bellied up.

>While it is highly unlikely that T. Williams would be True W. Williams (whose
>chronology I'm currently reconstructing), I'd like to eliminate that possiblity.
>I have examined volumes of LAL since posting the original Forum query.  They
>don't contain illustrations.  However, they do contain portrait type sketches
>of the authors whose work appears in the LAL volumes.

>Any ideas who this T. Williams may be been?