Wednesday, September 16, 2009

What was your name again?

Ah, pride, so easily punctured. In seeking funds for the 1924 dedication of the renamed Mackenzie Hall at the University of Oregon Medical School, then Dean Richard B. Dillehunt got a taste of what insignificance is like, from Seattle physician Caspar Sharples, M.D. (click on the image for a larger version):

2 comments:

Dale Danley said...

I instantly enjoyed that name, Casper Sharples, and the cool font on his letterhead made it even better!

Sara Piasecki said...

That's what I love about history: you can't make these names up!