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Scholarship | 2000
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AND SIMMS SOCIETY NEWS


SIMMS AT MAGNOLIA REVISITED

Beverley Simms of Miami sends an important correction to volume 7, number 1, p.
28. The surname of Simms's grandchild, Chevillette Govan Rowe, and her father,
Donald Jacob Rowe was misidentified as Roach. Thanks, Beverley, for sending this
along. The initialed blocks at the grave might be confused otherwise.



MEMBERSHIP UP FROM CHARLESTON SYMPOSIUM

The Simms Society added twelve new members in one day at our Charleston
Symposium, one of whom (as a life member) is the world's foremost authority on
philosopher David Hume. This enrollment is an unprecedented accomplishment,
considering the Chapel Hill conference netted us no new members at all, and the
New Orleans conference just a respectable five.
Our new members come from Georgia (3), South Carolina (4), North
Carolina (1), Louisiana (2), Ohio (1), and New York (1). Three of these are
Simms family members. A warm Southern welcome to all.




"JEOPARDY" REVEALS SIMMS'S REPUTATION NOW LESS
"IN JEOPARDY"

Beverley Simms of Miami wrote in April: "We can all be encouraged by the plug
received for Simms's novel The Partisan on the television quiz show "Jeopardy", 28
February 2000. Upon hearing the clue that The Partisan dealt with the exploits of the
Revolutionary War hero, 'The Swamp Fox', the contestant responded, "Who was
Francis Marion?". If the Marion movie [The Patriot] being filmed in South Carolina
is anything resembling The Partisan, it would behoove the University of Arkansas
Press to republish that work - and have a bestseller."
We wonder if the movie's name was not inspired by Simms's title and may
have been modeled thereupon. Have any of our readers compared The Partisan to the
movie?



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