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Post by pschempf » July 11th, 2018, 2:18 pm

Sue and Craig -

Here's another on a local phenomenon, by no less a luminary than David Stark Jordan, the then president of Stanford University -

Title: The Silent City of the Muir Glacier
Author: David Stark Jordan (1851 - 1931)
Link from the uploader: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf058_silentcity_jordan_ps_128kb.mp3
Link to the source: https://archive.org/stream/popularsciencemo51newy#page/161/mode/1up
Length in minutes: 9:31

I'm not sure if the local phenomenon is the Silent City or Dick Willoughby, maybe both. A thoroughfare here in Juneau is named after Willoughby. The only local landmark named Jordan is a creek, but it is named after a saloon keeper.
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Post by soupy » July 11th, 2018, 2:36 pm

Very nicely read Devorah :D

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A Little about the Kirafy Spectacles.


Imre Kirafly and Bolossy Kiralfy were highly influential burlesque and spectacle producers in Europe and the United States toward the end of the 19th century. The brothers paved the way for many of our modern day spectacles. When they travelled to New York City in May 1869, the Kiralfy Brothers may already have envisioned how to produce their ideas of spectacle on stage. In August 1873, the brothers first produced their own musical spectacle, a revival of The Black Crook at Niblo's Garden.


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Post by Sue Anderson » July 11th, 2018, 3:04 pm

pschempf wrote:
July 11th, 2018, 2:18 pm
Sue and Craig -

Here's another on a local phenomenon, by no less a luminary than David Stark Jordan, the then president of Stanford University -

Title: The Silent City of the Muir Glacier
Author: David Stark Jordan (1851 - 1931)

I'm not sure if the local phenomenon is the Silent City or Dick Willoughby, maybe both. A thoroughfare here in Juneau is named after Willoughby. The only local landmark named Jordan is a creek, but it is named after a saloon keeper.
Thanks, Fritz! :)

Amazing what human credulity will accept. An odd topic for a college president's pen, but then, "back in the day," the university campus boasted what was called a "museum" which displayed Leland Jr's collection of bird nests along with the golden spike.

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Post by soupy » July 11th, 2018, 3:41 pm

The Silent City is PLOK :thumbs:

Thanks Phil.

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Post by pschempf » July 11th, 2018, 5:09 pm

Thanks, Craig. When I read the credit for Jordan it read "President of Leland Stanford Junior University". I was a bit confused and it took me a while to figure out it was Stanford who was the Junior, not the university. :lol:
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Post by soupy » July 11th, 2018, 6:02 pm

I suppose it should have looked like this Jr.
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Post by DrPGould » July 12th, 2018, 2:42 pm

Sue and Craig:

Here is the story of Sinuhe......

Title: The Story of Sinuhe
Author: Unknown/ Translator Alan H. Gardiner
File Link: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf058_storyofsinuhe_unk-gardinertrans_pdg_128kb.mp3
Source Link: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=njp.32101038152078;view=1up;seq=184
Length: 28:12

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Post by Sue Anderson » July 12th, 2018, 3:12 pm

DrPGould wrote:
July 12th, 2018, 2:42 pm
Sue and Craig:

Here is the story of Sinuhe......

Title: The Story of Sinuhe
Author: Unknown/ Translator Alan H. Gardine

Many thanks,

Philip
Hi Philip, Thanks for The Story of Sinuhe; this will make a nice addition to volume 58! :)

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Post by DrPGould » July 12th, 2018, 3:15 pm

Thanks, Sue--I'd only had a fragment of this before, and I'm so pleased to have found a full text. Being able to share it here is the icing on the cake!

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Post by soupy » July 12th, 2018, 4:00 pm

Nicely read Philip :thumbs:

One error noted:
7:14 (65) his face has been set – repeated

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Post by DrPGould » July 12th, 2018, 8:25 pm

Craig:

Many thanks for your PL. Here is the link for the corrected file:

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf058_storyofsinuhe_unk-gardinertrans_pdg_128kb.mp3

The new duration is 28:10.

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Post by soupy » July 13th, 2018, 3:59 am

PLOK Philip :thumbs:
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Post by Sue Anderson » July 17th, 2018, 11:24 am

Here's another one from me:
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf058_cochineal_ealand_sa_128kb.mp3
15:24

Cochineal
from Insects and Man, by C. A. Ealand
1915
https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/17844341

There's a beautifully illustrated short work from the Metropolitan Museum, Cochineal Red, The Art History of a Color, which I would love to have been able to read, but of course it's not PD; worth a look, however: https://archive.org/details/CochinealRedthearthistoryofacolor

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Post by soupy » July 17th, 2018, 1:57 pm

Thanks Sue :D

That was an interesting piece of the history of the rise and fall of the Cochineal.
It is PLOK :thumbs:

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Post by Sue Anderson » July 17th, 2018, 2:25 pm

Thanks for the PL, Craig! :)

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