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 Posted: Tue Jul 8th, 2008 11:30 pm
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CARBONDALE, Ill. - John Y. Simon, one of the nation's foremost scholars on Civil War general Ulysses S. Grant died Tuesday, Southern Illinois University authorities said.

Simon, 75, died at a Carbondale hospital.

The award-winning historian spent more than four decades at the university and led the Ulysses S. Grant Association, which is based at the Carbondale school.

A graduate of Swarthmore College and Harvard University, Simon spent decades amassing a collection of documents about the Union general, compiling them into the "Papers of Ulysses S. Grant." The 31st volume of the collection is in its final stages.



 Posted: Wed Jul 9th, 2008 12:07 am
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Joe,

Is this something readily available out in print, or should I plan to hunt for it? It sounds like something I'd really like to take a look at.

Pam



 Posted: Wed Jul 9th, 2008 12:21 am
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Hint, Pam, 31 Volumes. They can be assembled through such booksellers as abebooks.com, but they are never cheap. I'd trade off half my library to have the set, but first I'd have to find a source that had them.

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Pam -

As Ole said, way to expensive for mere mortals. You'll pay from $20-$80 per volume. Check out this page to get a sense of what it would cost.



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ole,

Hint taken! And even if I could find (and afford) them, I'd have to ask my son to move out his room to have room to keep them. One can only dream. . .

Pam



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Joe,

I checked it out, and only made it to volume 12 before I gave up. Sometimes that "mere mortal" stuff does suck!

Pam



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I'd rather have that set than the complete ORs, SHSP, MOLUS,and a few others combined. Being a mere mortal is nice, but sheesh!

ole



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Very sad to read about the passing of Dr. Simon today. Am grateful that he and I crossed paths during my CW adventures, and am glad he took the time to answer any questions I had about Hiram.

CW students lost a great teacher today, but what a legacy he left for us. The work he has done on the CW era will continue to be looked into forever.

My condolences to his family and friends.

http://news.siu.edu/news/July08/070808cjm8132.html

Regards from the Garden State,

Steve Basic



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Condolences to the family.

It's a shame to lose such talented people.

Mike



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