Thank you so much for the Redpath link. I had no idea what a
character he was or the nature of the lecture circuit he promoted.
I like the fact that Mark Twain's career started with his lectures on his
time in Hawaii, as correspondent for our Sacramento Union. Based on that I
gave a talk recently to our Sacramento Historical Society giving Sacramento
credit for his entire subsequent career as travel writer and lecturer.
I'm not sure we have such colorful characters in our time as many of those
On Sun, Mar 23, 2014 at 3:42 PM, Tony Verhulst <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> On 3/22/2014 10:13 PM, Arianne wrote:
> > Has everyone seen this already?
> Thank you for that link. It's interesting to me that the writer thinks
> that MT"had a knack for negotiation". From reading the MTP
> autobiographies about some of the contracts that he signed, I would have
> thought that that would be about last on the list.
> On another topic, the Smithsonian has an article about James Redpath
> that you might find interesting.
> Best regards,
> Tony Verhulst (a fan, not a sholar)
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Arianne Laidlaw A '58