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S. Wood," timed to celebrate the centennial of his entering the practice of law in Portland. The other editor of this collection has published several essays on Wood and between 1984 and 1989 produced three different adaptations of Heavenly Discourse for the stage; he also organized a group of players called The Heavenly Discoursers who performed readers' theater versions of Heavenly Discourse in cafes and taverns around Portland. In the early 1990s, photographer Ron Cronin combined his photographs of eastern Oregon with passages from The Poet in the Desert, presenting exhibitions at the Oregon High Desert Museum and the Oregon Historical Center.

That fall the Wood's first son Erskine was born at Vancouver Barracks. With the Pacific Northwest secure, General Howard was appointed superintendent of the United States Military Academy and Erskine returned with him to the scene of his unhappy cadet experiences, this time as adjutant. A second child, Nan, who was to become Oregon's first congresswoman, was born at West Point in 1881. When Mark Twain made several visits to West Point to talk to the cadets, Erskine, as his host, delighted Twain by making a secret printing on the Academy Press of Twain's "1601," or Conversation as it was by the Social Fireside in the Time of the Tudors, the humorist's racy, rough-and-tumble reconstruction of talk in the time of Queen Elizabeth.

Partnership Mrs. Erskine Wood Kirkham B. 48-1984 Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data Wood, Charles Erskine Scott, 1852-1944.  1997] Wood works : the life and writings of Charles Erskine Scott Wood / [edited by] Edwin Bingham and Tim Barnes.  cm. Includes bibliographical references and index.  Title. 52dc21 [B] 97-25047 CIP Copyright © 1997 Tim Barnes and Edwin Bingham All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America Oregon State University Press 101 Waldo Hall Corvallis OR 97331-6407 541-737-3166 Page v SERIES EDITOR'S PREFACE In 1990 the Oregon State University Press issued its first two books in the Northwest Reprint Series, Oregon Detour by Nard Jones, and Nehalem Tillamook Tales, edited by Melville Jacobs.

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