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A Mouse in Henry Livingston's House

Don Foster had found a copy of an 1844 letter from the Troy Sentinel publisher, Norman Tuttle, to Clement Clarke Moore in the New York Historical Society. The letter was answering a question of Moore's that, from context, asked whether Tuttle had known when Tuttle published the poem just who the author was. Tuttle's answer was that he had not, but had since heard that the poet was Moore.

Don thought of this as "the coast is clear" letter, giving Moore the information that if he took credit for the poem, the Troy Sentinel people weren't going to come forward and bite him in some inappropriate place with the name of the real author.

Chapter 6:   0,   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   12,   13,   14,   15

Slideshow Index,
Introduction,   Ch1: Mouse,   Ch2: Sarah,   Ch3: After Sarah,   Ch4: Locust Grove,   Ch5: Know,  
Ch6: Dunder,   Ch7: War,   Ch8: Unexpected,   Ch9: Economy,   Ch10: Dutch,  
Ch11: Politics,   Ch12: Religion,   Ch13: Work,   Ch14: Myths,   Ch15: Happy Xmas,   Epilog


Slideshow Index

All Henry Livingston's Poetry,     All Clement Moore's Poetry     Historical Articles About Authorship

Many Ways to Read Henry Livingston's Poetry

Arguments,   Smoking Gun?,   Reindeer Names,   First Publication,   Early Variants  
Timeline Summary,   Witness Letters,   Quest to Prove Authorship,   Scholars,   Fiction  

   Book,   Slideshow,   Xmas,   Writing,   The Man,   Work,   Illos,   Music,   Genealogy,   Bios,   History,   Games  

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