…use of “major”
was coined by William Rainey Harper…
I never had the pleasure of taking a course with the late Professor
Weintraub, but I suspect he would be surprised to find misspellings
in “A Historian’s
Task in Time,” the article honoring him in the June/04
University of Chicago Magazine, specifically in the references
to the two German titled books on page 49, first paragraph.
Of course, there is a missing c in your reference to Weltgeschichtliche
Betrachtungen, and there is one c too many in your reference
to das Historische.
Of course, I should also note that it is thanks to the professors
at University of Chicago that (a) I know this and (b) I care enough
to bring it to your attention.
Christina Voulgarelis, AB’88
New York City
Of course, the correct number of c’s, in the correct
places, can be found in Weintraub’s original 1984 Ryerson
lecture; for a copy, write the Magazine.—Ed.
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