ORIGINAL WALL PAPER ORIGINAL
The reference [Vol. III, No. 6, December, 1939, pp.
15-20] to the last Vicksburg wall-paper edition of July 2 end 4 
reminded me of an interview I had with Colonel A. B. Crampton, then
Commander of the Indiana Department G. A. R., more than twenty years
ago. It might interest you to know that Mr. Crampton was the printer in
Grant's Army selected by Grant to prepare certain proclamations, etc.,
upon his entry into Vicksburg. It was Mr. Crampton with one assistant
who found The Daily Citizen offices, noted the July 2 edition form still
intact and added the note on July 4 referring to the capture of the
rabbit. The first print of the edition was retained by Mr. Crampton and
was in his possession at the time of my interview. I believe that he
later deeded it to the State Library for the museum. Exact details can
be obtained regarding this from Colonel Crampton's daughter at Delphi,
Indiana, or from the State Department. Also the State Historical Bureau
end the Indianapolis News can verify the information.
PAUL V. BROWN,
Associate Regional Director,
[Mr. Brown, whose father, Hilton U. Brown, formerly
was editor and general manager of The Indianapolis News, served
for a number of years as a staff member of that newspaper. His
productive feat of memory has reference to a reportorial interview.]
ORIGINALS AND FACSIMILES
I was very much pleased with the last issue of your
Regional Review, because of its important historical articles,
with their excellent and interesting illustrations. Naturally I am
particularly interested in [the] article on Wall-Paper Newspapers end
appreciate the kind reference to my article on the subject, printed in
1924. Since that time I have ascribed the location of a considerable
number of additional copies of wall-paper issues.
. . . Few original issues of the Vicksburg Citizen
have turned up in recent years, although in common with other libraries,
we have received scores of letters regarding facsimile issues. Only
today, how ever, we received a letter from Mr.
J. H. Edwards, of Huntington, West Virginia, who
claims that he has an original issue, and that it has been authenticated
by the Library of Congress. I have given him your name and told him to
write to you.
CLARENCE S . BRIGHAM,
American Antiquarian Society.
[Dr. Brigham, formerly librarian and for the last ten
years the director of the Society, is a distinguished bibliographer and
historian of the American press. His "Wall-paper Newspapers of the Civil
War" appears in Bibliographical Essays, A Tribute to Wilberforce
Eames (Harvard Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1924), 203-209.]