Re: LFH-Bolger correspondance challenge
- Obviously I have too much time on my hands, Peter: I opened up all
the pages in box 2 folder 8 (apart from the ones that wouldn't open
for some reason) and saw nothing from or about PCB. But, as you say,
there could have been a passing reference in one of the letters, as
I certainly didn't read all the text.
My time wasn't wasted, because I enjoyed reading many of the
letters. Here is a snippet from one of his ever-polite replies to
his correspondents: "... I must tell you frankly that some of the
designs of Fife, Watson and Steers please me ever so much more than
my own do."
Perhaps 15 years ago, a letter from the author Roger C. Taylor was
published in Woodenboat, calling for information about LFH that
would help him write a biography of the great man. I wrote to say
that I had noticed he was probably dyslexic (he certainly couldn't
spell). Taylor wrote a nice reply saying he had already worked this
As far as I know, Taylor's book was never published. There'd be
enough material for a book or two in the Mystic Seaport collection
that you've so kindly provided a link to, Peter.
--- In email@example.com, "pvanderwaart" <pvanderwaart@y...>
> One sidelight of a Google search was the discovery of the index of
> Mystic Seaport collection of LFH letters.http://www.mysticseaport.org/library/manuscripts/coll/coll138/coll138
> There is a listing of the names mentioned in the letters, together
> with the number of the folder in which the letter is shelved. Four
> references to Bolger. The challenge is to find them.
> I found one in box 5, folder 4. It turns out to be letter 35 of 89,
> and is a letter from PCB to LFH from his time in Spain.
> There are three other references, but keep in mind that any of them
> might be just the mention of his name in an illegible document.