Template:Did you know nominations/Elizabeth Willing Powel

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The following is an archived discussion of the DYK nomination of the article below. Please do not modify this page. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page (such as this nomination's talk page, the article's talk page or Wikipedia talk:Did you know), unless there is consensus to re-open the discussion at this page. No further edits should be made to this page.

The result was: promoted by Yoninah (talk) 12:47, 18 February 2020 (UTC)

Elizabeth Willing Powel

Mrs. Samuel Powel by Matthew Pratt
Mrs. Samuel Powel by Matthew Pratt
  • ... that it may have been Elizabeth Willing Powel (pictured) who asked Benjamin Franklin whether the United States was to be "a republic or a monarchy", to which he responded, "a republic, if you can keep it"?

Created by Coffeeandcrumbs (talk) and GreenMeansGo (talk). Nominated by Coffeeandcrumbs (talk) at 21:21, 3 February 2020 (UTC).

  • I'm cautious about a definite DYK hook until the article is more complete. But this seems to be a clearly notable subject with plenty of easily available references. GMGtalk 23:46, 3 February 2020 (UTC)


Policy compliance:

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Red XN - Let me know if either of you have another alternate hook.
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg epicgenius (talk) 17:43, 4 February 2020 (UTC)

GreenMeansGo, while I like the hook, I am not married to it. Feel free to suggest something else. I will do QPQ in the next few days. --- C&C (Coffeeandcrumbs) 17:50, 4 February 2020 (UTC)
I'm content to polish a bit more. At least probably another day before I make up my mind. GMGtalk 17:55, 4 February 2020 (UTC)
@Coffeeandcrumbs and GreenMeansGo: Great, let me know when you come up with another hook so I can review it. epicgenius (talk) 18:10, 4 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Source 1: From George Washington to Elizabeth Powel...on her Birth Day of Fifty Years...in the handwriting of the poet Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson[1]
  • Source 2: There are also several poems written to Elizabeth Powel, another female friend of George Washington's. One of these was commissioned by Washington as a birthday gift for Powel, and thus it was a gift from two of Powel's friends. It also conveyed Washington's respect for Fergusson's poetic talents, making the gift also a tribute to Fergusson.[2]
But I don't know that it's quite as exciting as the Franklin quote. GMGtalk 14:11, 7 February 2020 (UTC)

GreenMeansGo, I think we are ready to move forward. QPQ is done. Epicgenius, please review both hooks and lets see what happens. Her birthday is coming up on February 21. --- C&C (Coffeeandcrumbs) 01:58, 10 February 2020 (UTC)

  • Thanks for the ping. I'll check this tomorrow. epicgenius (talk) 01:58, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
    • @Coffeeandcrumbs and GreenMeansGo: Symbol confirmed.svg I suppose either ALT0 (original hook) or ALT2 is OK. ALT0 has a weird wording but is still interesting. ALT2 is more straightforward. epicgenius (talk) 17:14, 10 February 2020 (UTC)