St. George, Wm. Shakespeare, and Mr. Morgan

Today is a notable day in the literary calendar, being the 451st anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare. It is also World Book Day, and the birthday of President James Buchanan (1791-1868), Hawaiian president Sanford B. Dole (1844-1926), Ngaio Marsh (1895-1982), and Avram Davidson  (1923-1993). Ever since “Steevens adopted that date in his 1773 […]

150th Anniversary of Lincoln's Assassination

Today marks the anniversary in which President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated at the Ford’s Theatre. This autograph letter, by George B. Todd to his brother, is a remarkably clear and dramatic eyewitness account of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln from a naval surgeon who was close to the President’s box at the theatre that very […]

150th Anniversary of Lincoln’s Assassination

Today marks the anniversary in which President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated at the Ford’s Theatre. This autograph letter, by George B. Todd to his brother, is a remarkably clear and dramatic eyewitness account of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln from a naval surgeon who was close to the President’s box at the theatre that very […]

A Happy Easter and Passover to All Celebrating

Charles Dodgson’s, Lewis Carroll. A Handbook to the Literaure of the Rev. Chas. Lutwidge Dodgson (1931). Second issue with second line of title ‘-To-‘. http://bit.ly/1F9fBP4 “DEAR CHILD, Please to fancy, if you can, that you are reading a real letter, from a real friend whom you have seen, and whose voice you can seem to yourself to hear wishing you, […]