Thu Jul 10, 2008
I had earlier noted his mordant article on Toynbee, but I just learned from this piece that
He enjoyed sending mischievous, pseudonymous letters to newspapers; like the solemn inquiry, published in The New York Review, purporting to come from one “Miss Agnes Trollope” of “Buttocks, near Ambleside,” asking Lawrence Stone for documentary evidence of the prevalence of coitus interruptus in Caroline England.
I look forward to an upcoming research trip to the HRC in Austin. I invite food recommendations.