Date: Fri, 28 Apr 1995 07:25:22 -0500

From: "Timothy C. Frazer" mftcf[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UXA.ECN.BGU.EDU

Subject: Re: Allen Walker Read

Adding to John Algeo's note about Allen Walker Read:

The North Central Names Institute published a festschrift in 1987;

edited by Larry Seits, it has a selected bibiliography and two

biographical pieces, one by E. Wallace McMullen and one by Henry Truby.

(Of course, a complete bibl. of Allen's work would probably fill a volume.)

Allen's most famous piece of work was perhaps "The Evidence on OK" which

appeared in the Saturday Review on July 19 1941. H. L. Mencken called

wrote on the New Yorker (1948) that "Allen Walker Read. . .probably knows

more about early Americanisms than anyone else on earth."

Mencken himself inspired one of Allen's earliest pieces, a University of

Iowa master's thesis on Iowa place names (1926).

Tim Frazer