Date: Mon, 1 May 1995 19:22:23 -0400


Subject: Allen Walker Read again

In New York City Saturday evening (April 29), I had the pleasure of verifying

John Algeo's report about AWR and his wife Charlotte. They came to attend

the Haskins Lecture at the annual meeting of the American Council of Learned

Societies, to which ADS belongs; and they came half an hour early, to get

center aisle seats in the second row. They were in good spirits, though they

did not get around as briskly as they used to.

Allen told us (Fred Cassidy, Ron Butters, David Barnhart being other

ADS-ers there) that his hearing aid was malfunctioning, so he had just sent

it off for repairs. The lecturer, on the customary theme of "A Life of

Learning," retrospected her curriculum vitae so thoroughly that it took her

80 minutes. But while the rest of us occasionally nodded, the Reads remained


I'll post some other news about ACLS as time goes on. Interesting

information at that meeting about electronic journals.

- Allan Metcalf