Sunday, July 29, 2012

15,000 Burgess Bedtime Stories

I can't be a true Thornton Burgess expert unless I read all 15,000 of his newspaper stories. That's what motivated my latest project. If I haven't posted on this blog for a while, that's a good indication of how long this has taken. But I'm nearing the end. I'm now in 1951, with about 3000 stories left to go. (I started in 1912). Once I'm finished and organized I'll begin posting about what I've found. The goal is to hit 1960 by the end of this week (August 4) by the end of August. Meanwhile I'll be tweeting my daily progress.
[UPDATE August 13 2012. I'm done. Now back to the beginning to see if I can find a source for the first month of stories in 1912.]