The Diary of a Public Man: A Case Study in Traditional and Non-Traditional Authorship Attribution

@inproceedings{Holmes2010TheDO,
  title={The Diary of a Public Man: A Case Study in Traditional and Non-Traditional Authorship Attribution},
  author={David I. Holmes and Daniel W. Crofts},
  booktitle={DH},
  year={2010}
}
In 1879 the North American Review published in four separate monthly installments excerpts from "The Diary of a Public Man" in which the name of the diarist was withheld. It was, or purported to be, a diary kept during the "secession winter" of 1860-61. It appeared to offer verbatim accounts of behind-the-scenes discussions at the very highest levels during the greatest crisis the US had ever faced. Interest in this real or purported diary was considerable. The diarist had access to a wide… CONTINUE READING

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