Talk:Simon Greenleaf

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Is the entire first paragraph meant to be italicized? DanH 17:09, 20 September 2007 (EDT)

This happened yesterday too and it took a while to fix. I don't know what is happening. I will look at it again today. Conservative

There are currently two reference links to full texts of the Testimony. Unless there is a special reason, I suggest we change the last reference to the first one. --Jenkins 17:22, 20 September 2007 (EDT)

  • Jenkins, he is referencing two different parts. If you can find a narrowed down citation, that would help, otherwise I would leave it. --şŷŝôρ-₮KṢρёаќǃ 19:52, 20 September 2007 (EDT)
Quite correct. However, both pages print the entire thing. The first page simply adds a small blurb at the beginning. So it doesn't really change anything if the last thing pointed at the same source as the first one, other than my suggestion making things more concise and avoiding redundancy. But if you prefer, I can look up other sources for the second sentence. --Jenkins 19:57, 20 September 2007 (EDT)
Well, at the moment I'm actually about to doubt the "principal founder of Harvard Law School" bit, at least in such an unspecific form. I don't even see it being mentioned in this article (which is hosted by the Harvard University Library and which nicely backs the "Royall" deal at least, so I would use it to replace one of the first two refs). I would carefully vote for removal or maybe rephrasing (to "significant contributor", which is a softer claim that isn't in a major need of citation, I'd say) until somebody finds an authoritative source. --Jenkins 20:30, 20 September 2007 (EDT)
  • I agree with that. He was by no means THE principle founder, according to Harvard University. They should be the authoritative guide on all of that. Go ahead. --şŷŝôρ-₮KṢρёаќǃ 20:36, 20 September 2007 (EDT)
Done. :) --Jenkins 20:49, 20 September 2007 (EDT)

Wilbur Smith?

Considering that his quote is currently one of the strongest in this article, there is remarkably little to find about Sr. Smith. He doesn't have a Wikipedia entry ("Wilbur Smith" does have one, but that's not the same man), and his key work seems to be "Therefore Stand" (which is also the source of the quote), a 1945 book that is "largely unknown today". I'm leaving this out in the open for people to consider. --Jenkins 14:42, 21 September 2007 (EDT)