When is a Collection of Papers Not Really a Collection of Papers?

5 12 2009

Most folks who have read The Civil War Papers of George B. McClellan assume that the collection consists of original correspondence merely transcribed and annotated by the editor.  See here for what much of it really is.  It’s not what you think.  For more discussion of these “letters” by the same blogger, see here.

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9 12 2009
Update on “Letters” Citation Flap « Bull Runnings

[...] Update on “Letters” Citation Flap 8 12 2009 Go here for an update to this post.  [...]

23 12 2009
Update #2 on “Letters” Citation Flap « Bull Runnings

[...] When is a Collection of Papers Not Really a Collection of Papers? « Bull Runnings (11:14:23) : [...]

23 12 2009
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On Firing Generals « Bull Runnings

[...] blogger Dmitri has a good commentary here.  The notebooks to which he refers were discussed here (the first of four [...]

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