The Story of Old Blues in North America - BCOB Book Project

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Re: The Story of Old Blues in North America - BCOB Book Project

Post by davidtaplin » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:33 pm

This topic has developed into the story of the widening home location of Blues on admission to CH and then the story of the diaspora of Old Blues worldwide.

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Post by michael scuffil » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:27 am

I remember five Americans at CH for a year, but only two names. Peter Flynn (1960-61) and Al Sharp (1961-62). Peter Flynn was altogther unAmerican, as we thought: very arty and unsporty (he became a judge). Al Sharp was the all-American boy. Some say he was sent as an antidote.
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Post by davidtaplin » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:11 pm

In the context of the CH mission what was learnt from this experiment?

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Post by J.R. » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:18 pm

michael scuffil wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:27 am
I remember five Americans at CH for a year, but only two names. Peter Flynn (1960-61) and Al Sharp (1961-62). Peter Flynn was altogther unAmerican, as we thought: very arty and unsporty (he became a judge). Al Sharp was the all-American boy. Some say he was sent as an antidote.
I was his 'swab' in Col B. An enigmatic character with little sense of humour, as I recall
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Post by Foureyes » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:11 pm

As a matter of interest, did any C.H. boys go to the States for a year, or was it just a one-way affair?
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Post by sejintenej » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:38 pm

David; I don't know if the office can help but when last I looked Ruthven of Col A up to about 1956 was a professor at a uni in New England

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Post by davidtaplin » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:50 pm

Very helpful and I'll follow-up. Glad to see all posts related to this book idea. David

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Post by Avon » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:48 pm

Has the student body been canvassed as to whether it wants to be spammed with a highly selective set of biopics on Canadican OB?

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Post by davidtaplin » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:46 pm

The Head Master & Development Director are on board and the book will be simply offered to the Blues of 2021 as was the CH Book in 1953.

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Post by Kit Bartlett » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:39 am

There are three Coleridge A Old Blues who worked in the U.S,A. although I do not have any career details as they are not in Who's Blue .
F. R . Brown CA 1943-49, Deceased. J.P.C. Allen CA 41`-48 deceased. and B.G. Fisk CA and PB 42-50.

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Post by davidtaplin » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:59 pm

Dear Kit
Very many thanks; i'll follow up. This book project is gaining legs. Have you any suggestions on essayists, themes?
All Best
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Post by Richard » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:45 am

If this proposed book is to be complete for diaspora OBs (note the post by Taplin on 9 Jan), then Australian OB contributions should be outlined. They made vast contributions to the country’s development and so were honoured (e.g. portraits on stamps/banknotes). This suggestion would add to the historical record, for few appreciate it today and I don’t think such pre-eminence of Australian OBs continued into the 20th century. (But I hope I’m wrong there.) The names John Roe and William Farrer spring to mind and I don't think OBs have been so recognised in any other country.

If anyone asks me to write about them, I can’t. So don’t ask. Perhaps you can find someone else, if a book with such a restrictive title can include Australian material.
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Post by davidtaplin » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:46 am

I worked in Australia at Melbourne University 1964-8 very happily then also in Brisbane 1999-2001 and through also OB organizations in Victoria & Queensland gained a picture of the significant OB contributions to Australia and certainly this is an important story. Possibly the project I am proposing could be an ongoing book series over ten years under the general umbrella of OB global diaspora? So let's get the first book done as a trailblazer with the support of those so interested in encouraging this project

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Post by davidtaplin » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:51 am

This Forum is developing well but needs to attract more players also via the related CHOBA announcement.

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Re: The Story of Old Blues in North America - BCOB Book Project

Post by davidtaplin » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:40 am

Dr Ansar M Haroun was in Mid A 1959-1966 the first Muslim Old Blue now a forensic psychiatrist practicing in San Diego. Hope to be able to contact as also a potential chapter author.

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