1911 December Footnotes

[1] Terrapin is essentially a Philadelphia dish.  Mostly served as soup – “snapper soup”.

[2] Diary and letters of Madame D’Arblay (1778 – 1840) by Fanny Burney; Charlotte Barrett; A Dobson. Published 1905.

[3] The College Club  was a club for women that had just finished college.

[4] Just to get MarriedCicely Hamilton’s feminist play from 1911.  Cicely Mary Hamilton (1872 – 1952), was an English actress, writer, journalist, suffragist and feminist, part of the struggle for women’s suffrage in the United Kingdom.

[5] The New York Times – CHICAGO, Dec. 10. — Albert Spalding, the young American violinist, appeared here again last night. He played with Thomas’s orchestra for the second time Sir Edward Elgar’s new concerto for violin and orchestra before a large audience. Spalding left here to-day for Philadelphia, where he will play to-morrow night.”

[6] Born in Iowa in 1853, anthropologist, ethnologist, and geologist William J. McGee worked for the U.S. Geological Survey from 1881 until 1893 when the Bureau of American Ethnology was formed. He was in charge of the Bureau from 1893 to 1903. During that time, he conducted field expeditions to study the Tohono O’odham Indians in southern Arizona and Seri Indians in Sonora, Mexico in late 1894 and late 1895. He held various other prominent scientific positions until his death in 1912.

[7] Meteor Crater (Barringer Meteorite Crater) formed 50,000 years ago when an asteroid plunged through the Earth’s atmosphere and crashed into what would become central Arizona.   Scientists refer to the crater as Barringer Crater in honor of Daniel Barringer, who was first to suggest that it was produced by meteorite impact. The crater is privately owned by the Barringer family through their Barringer Crater Company, which proclaims it to be the “best preserved meteorite crater on Earth”.


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