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The Dean Will See You Now

Well, that didn’t take long. My class is only 10 days old, and already, I have a plagiarism sanction, and not for a paper, either. It is for someone’s post in a discussion forum, folks. The Adult Student couldn’t be troubled to THINK for more than five minutes about a […]

Identity Crisis; Research Update

It is fair to conclude that Emmett’s law school diploma was most likely in Latin and his name was Latinized. I thought that was all that needed to be said about Emmett’s diploma:  Emmett came home from Stetson, showed the nice diploma to all his friends, slapped it into a […]

Emmettus Wilsonius

If you recall, last month I had a question for Angela the Archivist at Stetson University about Emmett’s law school diploma; specifically: Was Emmett’s law school diploma in Latin? She said she’d get back to me after she and another archivist over at the law school dug around a bit […]

Two Steel Magnolias

Today’s post isn’t an homage to one of my all-time favorite movies; rather, it is an interesting side story that I might try to work on once I finish Emmett’s biography. While reading through an archive of Emmett’s student newspaper, I found information that indicates Emmett and his fellow graduating […]

Gratias Ago Tibi, Fr. Brock

The excellent Angela the Archivist over at Stetson has this to share with us today: I had mentioned to Angela that I suspected Emmett’s diploma was in Latin, but because I didn’t have anything on hand from 1904 (when he graduated), I wasn’t sure. Nowadays, of course, most U.S. universities […]

The Class Prophet

A few days ago, I was reading through archived copies of Stetson University’s student newspaper, the Stetson Weekly Collegiate, and I noticed that in some of the issues printed either before or right after graduation, some of those papers printed the graduating class’ ‘Prophecy.’ This is a old tradition for […]

The Comeback Kid

I believe that everyone deserves the occasional mulligan. Because second chances are rare, if you’re smart, you use that opportunity to your best advantage. That’s what happened with Emmett when he was about 20 years old, and had basically flunked out of West Florida Seminary (what is now Florida State […]

Tracking the Obscure

This last week I’ve been tracking down an elusive document in Emmett Wilson’s research; specifically, a copy of a eulogy given for him at the annual Elk’s Lodge memorial service, held on December 2, 1918. It’s obscure, folks. So what else is new? LOL! All these obscure leads I’ve been […]

Bicycle Face

Did you know that there was such a phenomenon? Neither did I. Incredible what people thought back in Emmett’s time about the effects of ‘newfangled contraptions’ on the public at large. The article about Bicycle Face got my attention because of something I had read about Emmett when he was […]