Saturday, April 2, 2011
Johnnie visits the Library at Douglass College in New Brunswick NJ in the late 50's
Warren C. Fry: "Ah Ha! Apparently Johnnie made some visits to the library at Douglass College in New Brunswick NJ in the late 50's. Five years ago I was leafing through an old copy of 'Les Chants de Maldoror' at Douglass library and found some interesting marginalia on a page marked with a very old, pressed yellow alder (turnera ulmifolia). The passage detailed Maldoror's coupling with a shark and the note, scrawled in a faded purple ink, read "compare to Bruno Franklyn meeting of Ippolit Wheeden, Nov. 11 1925, Zurich". I put in a request to see the old card check-out lists from the past three decades and found that the book was checked out from Oct 31, 1959 to Dec 2nd 1961 (!) by one A. Kaprow and a note scrawled in the same faded purple ink next to this entry read "con J.R." Mystery solved!"