Saturday, August 14, 2004

I forgot to mention that the deed of gift was made on August 11, which means, one hopes, that the entire collection will move over to the library soon.

While looking through a box Fr. Ong had labled 'resources,' I came across David Bynum's article "Child's Legacy Enlarged: Oral Literary Studies at Harvard Since 1856" which was published in the Harvard Library Bulletin 22.3 (1974): 1-37. On page 8 of the article, there is a picture of Francis James Child, of English and Scottish Popular Ballads fame. The picture is of Child standing in his rose garden and for the life of me, he looks just like an old Bilbo Baggins. Not the Peter Jackson Bilbo, but the Platonic Bilbo Baggins.

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