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“It’s Like Christmas”

I am thrilled to see this. Check this out from the WWOZ (New Orleans) blog: “Local preservationist Joseph Makkos is the recipient of 30,000 tubes filled with Times-Picayunes (and its predecessors The Daily Picayune and The Times-Democrat) from 1885 to 1930. Originally a part of the British Library’s collection, these […]

Minnie Kehoe, Femtor Extraordinaire

Readers, I must admit, I have great admiration for one of the femtors (female mentors) in Emmett Wilson’s life: Minnie Eloise Kehoe. I’ve mentioned her before in an earlier post. When I think about Minnie, I’m struck and awed by what she was able to achieve during her lifetime — […]

The Village People

So, I’ve counted the number of names on my Acknowledgements Page, which is now up to five pages. I suppose I should call it the ‘Acknowledgements Section’ instead. I have 97 names listed so far, and many more folks to contact before the real writing begins. Truly, I think I […]

Emmett’s Chipley

One of the best parts about Emmett’s research trip was a visit to Chipley, Florida. This is where Emmett lived from about 1884 to 1900. The US Census (dated April, 1900) reveals Emmett was enumerated in his father’s household, but that summer, Emmett moved to Marianna, where he studied law […]

Emmett’s Pensacola

Readers, now that I’m back from the research trip to Pensacola, I can catch up on what I saw. I was pleasantly surprised to see that many of the buildings where Emmett lived and worked still exist, and are in good repair. This photo (right) of downtown Pensacola from 1910 […]

The Elusive Emmett

To date, I have 1,285 individual citations for Emmett Wilson, organized in a biographical database. I also have about 300 articles still to be put into the database, and I add a few more every day. The articles include mention of family members and close colleagues, which I send to […]

“What a Jerk.”

That was my first reaction to Emmett Wilson when I ‘met’ him several months ago. I was in the midst of doing work on a biography about my great-grandmother, who, long story short, was a suffragette from Mississippi, and whose husband did not like her ‘activities’, so he put her […]