Daily Archives: August 9, 2009

Paul Blair — goodbye to an Oxfordian friend

Derran Charleton reported to SOS on the death of Oxfordian Paul Blair in California:

It is with deep regret that I report the death of the eminent Oxfordian Paul Blair of Pasadena, CA., who died at his home, aged 94 on the 24th June, 2009.

Having enjoyed a small meal, Paul lay down for a short nap; and gently passed from nature to eternity.

His warm hospitality in Pasadena and where ever he happened to be, with any of his friends, both sides of the Atlantic, was unbounded. He was a brilliant Beverly Hills and Pasadena lawyer, an avid Oxfordian, and a darling most generous man.

I first met Paul over twenty years ago, when he kindly invited me to his home in Pasadena to confer de Vere, and study at the nearby Huntington Library. On later visits he kindly introduced me to Carol Sue Lipman, President of the Shakespeare Authorship Roundtable, where I was privileged to present several Oxfordian talks.

I particularly recall visiting and talking Oxford at an annual weekend Vaquero Exhibition held on Paul`s ranch near Santa Barbara. Incidentally, Paul`s ranch was situated next to the ranches of President Reagan and Michael Jackson.

During his visits to England, Paul delighted in visiting Castle Hedingham and environs, beautiful York (the city of the centuries), and Scotland, the land of his ancestors.

When I recently stayed at the home of Verily Anderson together with Paul`s daughter Heather and her husband Michael, and many of Paul`s English friends, we raised our hearts and glasses in happy memories of Paul.

Paul is succeeded by his daughter Heather, and his sons Duncan and Ian. We all miss Paul, and will never forget his many Oxfordian endeavors.

Goldstein announces Elizabethan Review on web

Elizabethan Review editor and publisher Gary Goldstein announced the magazine is available on the web at: www.elizabethanreview.com

In a message to SOS, Goldstein said:

The Elizabethan Review (ISSN 1066-7059) was published from 1993 to 1999 in 13 semi-annual issues and is now available on CD in searchable PDF format via the website www.elizabethanreview.com. As the first peer-reviewed journal to focus on the Shakespeare Authorship Issue from an Oxfordian perspective, the Review was cited in the most recent edition of /The Winter’s Tale/ published by Oxford University Press.

Established as a forum for both affiliated and independent scholars, /ER/ assembled an editorial board in the United States, England and Australia whose combined expertise encompass the disciplines of theater, literature, music, horticulture, history and theology. Contributors include professors, poets, and actors, a colonel in the U.S. Army, a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and a member of the English nobility.

The contents of the Elizabethan Review are indexed by the three major bibliographies in the humanities: the MLA International Bibliography; the Bibliography of English Language and Literature by Cambridge University; and the World Shakespeare Bibliography by the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Major holdings of the print edition can be found at leading American universities such as Harvard, Stanford, Wisconsin, and Chicago; universities in Canada and Europe, such as McGill, Oxford, Cambridge, Ferrara and Goettingen, as well as public and private libraries throughout the United States.

On-site, you can read a selection of four articles from the journal, review a table of contents for all issues published, and place orders for the entire 930 pages of the Review’s print run from 1993-1999 on CD. Single copies of the CD are available for $50 via PayPal, credit card, or check. Libraries, universities and other organizations may submit purchase orders to the publisher for order fulfillment and invoicing.

Gary B. Goldstein
Editor and Publisher