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sixtieschick Obit: Shelby Foote, historian (June 2005) (22) RE: Obit: Shelby Foote, historian (June 2005) 29 Jun 05

Re the dip pen:

"I don't want anything to do with anything mechanical between me and the paper, including a typewriter, and I don't even want a fountain pen between me and the paper. I use an old-fashioned dip pen like you used to see in post offices. It makes me take my time, and I feel comfortable doing it, whereas the clatter of a typewriter or to turn the drum backward to make a correction, all that's a kind of interruption I can't stand."

                                                                               --Shelby Foote

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