At 12:43 PM 03/09/2001 EST, you wrote:
>I've dealt with Patterson Smith as well - he's great! He was the one who
>first told me that Lizzie buying up and burning "all but a few copies" of
>the Fall River Tragedy is a myth. He says he's had quite a few come through
>his hands over the years. Wouldn't we all like to have one!
When I went to the Lizzie Borden Centennial Conference in Fall River in
1992, the Fall River Historical Society was selling reprint facsimile copies
of Porter's "Fall River Tragedy." I don't know if they still have them, but
they were much less expensive and easier to come by than the originals!
Patterson Smith was at the conference, and his presentation on rare/used
Lizzie books was fascinating. He found me a couple of Lizzie things that
Dr. Kathleen Chamberlain
Associate Dean of Faculty
Emory & Henry College