User talk:Wehwalt

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In the continuing absence of the bot...[edit]

and in case you don't otherwise spot it, poor ol' William McKinley will again come under attack, of a different sort, on September 6 - if you had a better date in mind for this article, do let me know. Best wishes, BencherliteTalk 21:50, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

It's as good as any, I suppose. Hope you are doing well, and I have fond memories of our time together. I told quite a few people on the ship about it.--Wehwalt (talk) 21:58, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes, thanks. That time seems long ago already... Lots of people away from work during August but I'm battling on after a lovely 2 weeks exploring the Rhineland, only realizing after my return that perhaps I should have asked Gerda Arendt for tips of what to see in the area! BencherliteTalk 12:08, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
In addition, it may interest you to know that Mr Benjamin gets a prominent mention in the display inside the (UK) Supreme Court about the history of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council; and today I got an invitation to purchase the 9th edition of "Benjamin on Goods" for the mere price of £665.60 (combined print and e-book versions). No thanks... BencherliteTalk 13:28, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
Quite understandable. I visited his grave in Paris. He was certainly an amazing man. I'm thinking of TFA for his birthday next August, which is about the 150th anniversary of his UK arrival.--Wehwalt (talk) 13:50, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
Do you want to add it to WP:TFARP, lest we forget? Any other TFARP dates in mind for other things? Congratulations on another FA, by the way - it seems a bit unnecessary giving you a {{FA congrats}} when you've been at TFAR longer than I have! I know I owe you my thoughts and I'll try and get you something tomorrow, or later this week. The school summer holidays are almost over and life might then go back to normal! BencherliteTalk 13:59, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. There is no hurry as I am roaming again (the last time this year, it appears). I'll add it to the template. I've got William H. Seward at PR, and on the assumption it pushes through, I'm going to be proposing it for April 14, 2015, the 150th anniversary of the assassination plot that wounded Seward and killed Lincoln (unless someone gets a major Lincoln article through, of course). I'm going to propose it as a back to back with Andrew Johnson (April 15, 150th anniversary of accession as President). If you, or someone thinks that is too much Wehwalt, well, I shan't greatly complain.--Wehwalt (talk) 14:07, 1 September 2014 (UTC)


Greeley definitely needs to be done. I think I need to do Charles Fourier instead, since that would tie in to the pile of books I've got sitting next to my chair at the moment. Just found a 1872 campaign pamphlet on the LoC site and uploaded that to (and put up a link). I had no idea he was the MAIN opponent of Grant in 1872; the Southern-oriented Ds hated Grant's guts so much that they backed the more radical Greeley over him in that election. Whacky! I've never really collaboratively written anything with anybody. Probably best if you just slam away at it and I will chip in a little when you're through. Greeley is a very interesting person, but I don't really have the sources on hand nor sufficient expertise to do much beyond get in your way. Best, —Tim /// Carrite (talk) 00:48, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

Plus I'd like it if you would look for images (political cartoons are always good), clean up after me, so to speak, and generally look over things as I do them. I probably won't get started until the middle of September. I'm off on a trip and am taking three books on Greeley plus two more on my iPad mini. But I will have limited internet. We'll discuss ways and means closer to the time.--Wehwalt (talk) 01:08, 30 August 2014 (UTC)


It seems you're also a numismatics guy... I see mention of scrip used by the North American Phalanx but was unable to find anything on the internets. Any idea whether any of this still exists and where I might be able to locate an image if it does? Carrite (talk) 00:51, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

Probably one of the more specialized scripology societies. I'm hopeful that I will go to the American Numismatic Association Library either in November or December, if so, I will look into it, but it's not quite their sort of thing. Also you might want to look for an appropriate thread on, which is the biggest coin discussion site. Or start one there.--Wehwalt (talk) 01:05, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

Pierce article[edit]

Wehwalt- I added an image two days ago and was unaware that the article was mid-FA review. I would have bounced it off you first. If the image is not helpful please remove it.--Godot13 (talk) 16:16, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

It's fine, thanks.--Wehwalt (talk) 16:18, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Margaret Bondfield[edit]

It's all politics at the moment: Margaret Bondfield now at peer review. No particular hurry, as I shall be away for a week from Saturday, but please take and look and comment if you can. Brianboulton (talk) 17:01, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Will do.--Wehwalt (talk) 20:18, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Today's Featured Article: Notification[edit]

This is to inform you that John Hay, which you nominated at WP:FAC, will appear on the Wikipedia Main Page as Today's Featured Article on 8 October 2014. The proposed main page blurb is here; you may amend if necessary. Please check for dead links and other possible faults before the appearance date. Brianboulton (talk) 22:55, 11 September 2014 (UTC)


Great work on another successful collaboration. I added him and John Tyler to WP:TFARP on their respective birthdays. —Designate (talk) 15:10, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

well done indeed what are your views on Van Buren he was quite a man in his time.--Wehwalt (talk) 20:08, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
He seems more consequential than the others I've worked on. I'm up for it. —Designate (talk) 02:32, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
Well go ahead if you like and will do our standard routine--Wehwalt (talk) 02:41, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

On a related subject, Wehwalt and Designate, Ostend Manifesto is coming up as TFA in October for its 160th anniversary and as its FAC nominator is inactive, I wondered whether either or both of you might be able to give it a quick check. Any assistance appreciated. Thanks, BencherliteTalk 23:24, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

I am traveling again and don't have my Pierce sources with me. I'll look it over and perhaps pull a JSTOR article or two if I can find something useful. It might take me a few days, I am back at sea.--Wehwalt (talk) 12:48, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
I'm not objecting but "With slaves counting as three-fifths of a person, the population would have been considered 844,734 for determining Congressional apportionment." seems like OR or original synthesis to me. —Designate (talk) 00:46, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
If it is basically arithmetic, I don't consider it OR--Wehwalt (talk) 07:21, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Some help[edit]

Hey Wehwalt. Do you have some spare time these days to provide input at Thirteen's peer review? A friend of mine is trying to get WP:FOUR on that article, and your expertise would be more than welcomed.--Retrohead (talk) 09:44, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

I'll look at it, but due to travel and also promised other reviews, it could be several days.--Wehwalt (talk) 10:54, 14 September 2014 (UTC)


Will do.--Wehwalt (talk) 22:51, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Thank you right kindly. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:48, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

Margaret Bondfield[edit]

Just thank you for your PR help and let you know that I have nominated Miss B. at WP:FAC. Brianboulton (talk) 19:29, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

You were involved previously, so ping[edit]

Talk:John_Walsh_(U.S._politician)#Plagiarism_allegations_redux. Montanabw(talk) 03:25, 29 September 2014 (UTC)