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Daniel Buck
Re: Longabaugh and New Mexico
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:29pm

Thanks. Yes, the Haskell idea is interesting.

Whoever Brown Waller was, he mentions in his acknowledgement having visited libraries, archives, & historical societies in more than 20 Western US cities.

There was a Walter B. Fraser in Florida who wrote a biography of Ponce de Leon, but I think he's not our guy. I'm not even sure Brown Waller's name was Waller Brown Fraser or Walter Brown Fraser, the sources differ. Dan

  • Re: Longabaugh and New Mexicogobby git, Sat Mar 17 11:56am
    Thanks Dan ... had the first part but not the third part after it trails off ... thought the bit about Loganís attorney, Sam Haskell, former mayor of Knoxville might be of interest ... no help with... more
    • Re: Longabaugh and New Mexico — Daniel Buck, Sat Mar 17 12:29pm
      • Brown WallerBob Goodwin, Sat Mar 17 4:32pm
        If the "New General Catalog of Old Books and Authors" is to be has Brown Waller as a pseudonym of Waller Brown Fraser, with birth date of 29 April 1905. If this is correct then he was... more
        • Re: Brown WallerDaniel Buck, Sat Mar 17 6:08pm
          Bob, where oh where did you fish out the part about Fraser going bonkers in his dotage? That was some serious angling. Dan
          • re: Brown WallerBob Goodwin, Sat Mar 17 9:27pm
            The Tampa Tribune 20 Oct 1973, The Tribune also has his death notice 6 Jan 1974. Walter wrote a thesis at the University of Tennessee for his Master degree in 1930. It was titled "The Political... more
        • Re: Brown WallerDaniel Buck, Sat Mar 17 5:39pm
          Bob, Thanks. What a story. He must have spent every waking minute researching because if his acknowledgements are to be believed, he visited more than 20 libraries, historical societies, and... more
          • re: Brown WallerBob Goodwin, Sun Mar 18 9:35am
            Dan, We have to remember when Brown Waller wrote his manuscript (before 1966) internet research was non-existent and research in major libraries was more limited than what we have today. He just... more
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