Friday, July 3, 2009

Newsletter Review--The Surratt Courier

The Surratt Courier. Volume XXXIV, Number 7, July 2009.

I just received the latest copy of the Surratt Courier from the Surratt Society yesterday and I have to say for the second month in a row it's a bit of a disappointment. Maybe submissions are low though if that was the case perhaps a call for articles could be included in an issue.

The issue starts as always with the President's Message which mentions the passing of long time member Elysebeth Mays. On the front page is also a listing of upcoming events. There is a small article on the finding of an unknown note believed to be written on April 14, 1865 by Abraham Lincoln. The main "article" of the issue is a listing of people and places that are tied to both the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and to Gonzaga College in some way. The listing contains good endnotes and I suppose is of interest to some but I didn't get anything out of it and have quickly filed the issue away.

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