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Sarah Catherine Holmes <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 28 Jan 1998 11:08:46 EST
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I've got three things I'd like to put forth.  First, I'd like to say hi to the
fine Pound scholars I met at MLA.  Second, I'd like to say that I think it's im
portant to read a variety of writers, Pound AND those "post-colonialists" and "
Chicano/Chicana experts."  Third, as some of you know, I have just finished edi
ting the letters between Pound and Senator Borah and will start the busy work o
f scanning the letters into the computer, etc.  However, there are some referen
ces that are stumping me, and I thought it would be most efficient to put them
on the list to see if anyone can help.  They are, as follows:
1) In one letter, Pound writes that "There isn't a contemporary newspaper in th
e U.S/ A Hardboiled newspaper ex manager in N.Y. was very keen on starting one.
He suggested gettin money from Woodin, Wiggin, and Barney Baruch!!"
My question is, who is this "hardboiled newspaper ex manager"?
2)  Pound makes reference to a "Gamaliel."  I think he's talking about the Bibl
ical character, but I'm wondering ifthere was someone else with that name that
he could have known/heard about.
3) Pound makes reference to a French newspaper (maybe a magazine) entitled VU.
 Is that the full name or an abbreviation.  If so, what is the full title?
4) In discussing news that was kept out of court at Geneva (in liberations over
 Italy/Abyssinian crisis), Pound writes that he has had "viva voce from Rocke."
Who is Rocke?  I have some ideas, but I'm really unsure.
5) Pound mentions a British man named Grigg.  The names sound familar, but I ca
n't place it!  Who is he? A correspondent of Pound's?
6) Has anyone heard of companies by the name of Whitwood or Whitworth?  They mi
ght be chemical companies, but I'm not sure.
7) I'm wondering if the Newspaper, the MERCANTILE, was out of Italy or another
8) Who is Nyland?  I know he is somehow affiliated with Crate Larkin (a writer
on Social Credit), but I don't have a first name or profession.
9) Who is Chas. E. Scott Wood?
10) Who wrote a chapter of a book called "Working Day"?  Pound? Douglas? Someon
e else?  Again, it sounds familar, but I can't place it.
11) What is Thysson?  I think it was a munitions company, but I'd like to be su
And that's it.  If anyone can help, I'd appreciate it.
--Sarah Holmes, U of RI