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Chapter 49: Following Clues

September 10, 2016 University of Maryland Research Carrel College Park, Maryland If Emmett didn’t go back to WFS for the second half of the sophomore term (1901), what did he do? Knowing Emmett’s father, I doubt he  lounged around on the porch swing or his father’s hammock smoking cigars, contemplating […]

Platonically Yours

Here’s something new that turned up in Emmett Wilson research: A page honoring The Platonic Debating Society, which was the founding body of today’s Florida State University Debate Team. The photos come from the first yearbook published by the Florida Seminary West of the Suwannee River (which was FSU when […]

Update: Emmett & the PDS

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that the archive at Florida State University had a new item listed in their holdings related to Emmett Wilson, namely, the minutes book of the Platonic Debating Society. I contacted their excellent archivist, Sandra, and asked if it was possible for someone to take […]

Cold Facts

All together, we have about 30 inches of snow on the ground at my house. My husband has dug a path down the driveway to the street … which probably won’t be shoveled by the county until Wednesday. I’m not going anywhere for a few days. Thankfully, we have plenty […]