Talk:Roderick C. Meredith

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Why is this article online?[edit]

Why on earth is this article even online? There are no footnotes. Just a lot of unsubstantiated claims. Wilburweber 16:14, 24 May 2007 (UTC)

Re Roderick C. Meredith, Titles and Responsibilities[edit]

Originally posted at User talk:OlEnglish by (talk · contribs · WHOIS), reposted here for clarity.

Re Roderick C. Meredith, Titles and Responsibilities, why edit relevant. Read ref. carefully. Without the expanded information, the letter may be assumed by casual readers to be an authentic original, or an authentic copy of such, which it is not. Further, the allegation that Meredith asked to be appointed as Armstrong's successor is unsubstantiated, not even mentioned in the partly-illegible copy of the letter itself. The allegation therefore appears a gratuitous and unsubstantiated rumor. Also, the allegation of "rebellion" on Meredith's part appears likewise gratuitous and unsubstantiated (his motives and level of conversion may have been at issue in the letter, but not his loyalty to Armstrong). An authentic original of the supposed letter, or at least a copy thereof, with actual reference to Meredith asking Armstrong to be appointed as successor and being sent away for "rebellon", would be another matter entirely. However, such does not seem to exist.

Thanks for the explanation, I included your additional information as to the validity of the reference as a footnote comment, however it may be better to just remove this comment altogether if it's referenced to an unreliable source. I'll tag it as such for now, hopefully someone will come along with a more reliable source. -- œ 20:15, 21 September 2009 (UTC)