Publication Date

February 1, 1988

Perspectives Section

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:

Thank you for publishing my article on school/university collaboration in history in the November issue of Perspectives.

I would like to correct an error in the byline, which indicates that I am on the Graduate School of Education faculty. For the record, the correct biographical information is as follows:

Paula Gillett, Director of the Clio Project at the Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley, received her doctorate in British history from Berkeley’s history department. She has taught at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and is the author of a book on Victorian artists to be published in 1986 by Rutgers University Press.

Thank you again for sharing the experiences of the Clio Project with readers of Perspectives.

With best wishes,

Paula Gillett, Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley

Dear Editor:

I would appreciate your printing a correction to the announcement of our Society’s Theodore Saloutos Memorial Book Award in your next issue. The prize is not “sponsored by the Indiana University” but by the Immigration History Society. The error was on page 18 of the December 1987 issue of Perspectives.

Sincerely yours,

Victor Greene
President, Immigration History Society

Dear Editor:

As a member of the AHA and curator of manuscripts at the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at Radcliffe (but I am writing on my own behalf), I have a complaint to make.

The complaint stems from page 2 of the November 1987 Perspectives, where both the photocaption and the first paragraph in column three misidentify the grave depicted. In 1987 it comes as a jolt to see such a case of female invisibility.

I know nothing about Sara Elizabeth Jameson. Presumably she was not a Mary Beard (a historian “in her own right”) and perhaps not even an Elizabeth Schlesinger (whom we at the library suspect of having been a gadfly at home as she was in the community). But one can be sure that Sara existed—there is chiselled evidence, sure that J. Franklin’s life would have been different without her, and pretty sure that—whether or not she did any research, typing, proofreading, or indexing—she made it easier for him to do his work. Even if she made it harder in some ways, she was part of his biography and of history. To put it most kindly, in 1987 it is an anachronism to call a shared grave simply his.

Sincerely yours,

Eva Moseley
Cambridge, MA