Talk:William D. Boyce

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no discussion?[edit]

presumably because article = shit boring

why does is say "London, England"? As opposed to London, France? Anyways the country is called something like "United Kingdom" or "Great Britain"

I look forward to more computer games / episodes of House next week Mr Poechalkdust (talk) 06:27, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

As opposed to London, Ohio and London, Ontario, both of which are if anything more likely to have been visited by someone who went to school in Ohio before settling in Canada. – iridescent 11:44, 16 June 2009 (UTC)
I always archive old discussions before an article appears on the main page— there is a tendency for folks to add comments in the middle of old discussions and it is confusing to keep track. If there is something from an archived discussion to bring up, it is best to start afresh. ---— Gadget850 (Ed) talk 12:35, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

Newspaper 'man' =[edit]

'Man' sounds a bit trite - how about 'owner'? Parrot of Doom (talk) 11:19, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

That is the term used during Boyce's milieu and is used in his biographies. The William Randolph Hearst article uses magnate. ---— Gadget850 (Ed) talk 12:32, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

Postal service[edit]

AS I recall, the postal service was called the Post Office until about the end of the Vietnam War. Then, they tried to make the office a business supported by its customers and even changed its name. As a result of less support from the mint, the price of stamps went up from six cents to what it is today. --Chuck Marean 18:27, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

THen change it to post office, not a big deal. RlevseTalk 19:03, 16 June 2009 (UTC)
According to United States Postal Service, it was the United States Post Office Department until it became the United States Postal Service in 1971. Fixed. ---— Gadget850 (Ed) talk 19:13, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

Place of birth[edit]

A change in the lead made me look at Petterchak to check this.

So— Boyce was born in New Texas, now [[Plum, Pennsylvania|Plum Borough]]. I have changed this in the body and in the lead, I changed it to Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

---— Gadget850 (Ed) talk 15:15, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

Seperation from the BSA[edit]

Per Rowan, p.20, Robinson stopped promoting Boyce's relationship to the BSA because of rumors in connection with Boyce's recent divorce— this appears to be one of the issues that caused Boyce to leave. ---— Gadget850 (Ed) talk 13:52, 13 July 2009 (UTC)


In looking for Boyce books, I've come across a POD repro of a book on the Philippines called "The Philippine Islands". No data on original date or if it had a more complete title (like "Illustrated Philippine Islands" or the like. Anyone have more data before we add it to the list?? ---emb021 —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:26, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

  • Ok. Checked the Fisk & Bearce work on Scouting Literature. The Philippines book is real. Also, I was a little confused with some of the Boyce works being offered by various POD publishers. There is one work ("United States Colonies & Dependencies") that was offered in 4 volumes (Alaska, Hawaii, Philippines, and US Dependencies). Not sure if they were originally offered in a single volume. Some POD publishers are offering both USC&D and USD as separate works. So I fixed up the bibliography to better show this. ---emb021. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:18, 30 September 2010 (UTC)