posted Jan 6, 2014, 2:49 AM by Professor Katz
updated Jan 6, 2014, 2:53 AM
F.R. Leavis, and with his wife Queenie Dorothy Roth [Q.D. Leavis] (1906-81), and a letter that Leavis wrote (25 January 1954), giving some reading suggestions, probably to a teacher who was trying to help his student get into Cambridge (click to enlarge):
posted Nov 12, 2013, 12:48 AM by Professor Katz
updated Nov 12, 2013, 12:51 AM
Andrew Dickson White in 1885
30 December 1889: the officers of the American Historical Association. Seated (left to right): William Poole, Justin Winsor, Charles Kendall Adams, George Bancroft, John Jay, and Andrew Dickson White. Standing (left to right): Herbert B. Adams and C.W. Bowen.
There is a statue of Andrew Dickson White at Cornell University. (Those are not my children!)
posted Nov 12, 2013, 12:34 AM by Professor Katz
updated Nov 12, 2013, 12:35 AM
The house that Draper lived in, and where he built his observatory and took his first astro-photographs of the moon (1840), is located in Hastings-on-Hudson, just north of the New York City border. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1975. I've attached the application that was submitted: not a very impressive piece of historical writing, but it did the trick. It seems that the observatory itself was destroyed at some point, but there is a public park (Draper Park!) outside the house: a very popular place for Walking the Dog.
posted Nov 2, 2013, 8:28 AM by Professor Katz
updated Nov 3, 2013, 1:29 AM
Buckle never claimed to have invented sociology, but he might have invented the comb-over. He should have known that it never fools anybody. Politicians should learn that it only makes them look untrustworthy....