Date: Wed, 6 May 1998 11:48:27 -0400
From: Gregory {Greg} Downing
Subject: Re: hooker

At 11:05 AM 5/6/98 +0000, Jim Rader (jrader[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] wrote:
>Hi, Barry--
>Your cite for this from the _New York Transcript_ of 25 December,
>1835, is very interesting. _Hooker_ is a word we get a lot of mail
>on. Did Thompson give you more context for this cite? Who are the
>characters in the dialogue? Is it really clear that _hooker_ means
>"prostitute"? If Thompson is the one I should ask about this, do you
>know if he has an e-mail address?
>Thanks for any help you can give me.
>I'm sending this to the list because for some reason my computer is
>rejecting your e-mail address.

Since even if I wanted to I can't get on the web without going through NYU's
homepage, where there is an electronic staff directory, this is easy for me
to answer quickly. (I only have time for quick answers this time of year.)
George Thompson is the, or one of the, humanities reference librarians at
NYU's main (Bobst) library. His new email (we all got changed last month) is
listed as gt1[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE], his phone as 212-998-2517, and his fax as
212-995-4071. He's usally there in the morning and afternoon on weekdays,
but I've been too busy to get over there in the past month, so I don't know
for sure if that's his current schedule. He came out of the same NYU Comp
Lit dept. that I did, thought several years before me.

Greg Downing/NYU, at greg.downing[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] or gd2[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]