Notes on "At the Grave of Sadie Thorpe"
A Bibliographic Note from Miles Harvey
The Spring 2014 issue of New Ohio Review contains as essay entitled “At the Grave of Sadie Thorpe.” Space in the journal did not allow for footnotes or a bibliography. The following is a partial list of the works I consulted for this essay.
On the 1918 flu epidemic: John M. Barry, The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History (New York: Viking, 2004); Alfred W. Crosby, America's Forgotten Pandemic: The Influenza of 1918, 2nd ed. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003); Albert Einstein, The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, vol. 8, part b, docs. 634 and 647 (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998); Gina Kolota, Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus That Caused It (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999); Mary McCarthy, Memories of a Catholic Girlhood (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1957); and Katherine Anne Porter, Pale Horse, Pale Rider (New York: The Modern Library, 1939).
On the nature of time and the theory relativity: Adam Frank, About Time: Cosmology and Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang (New York: Free Press, 2011); Jay Griffiths, A Sideways Look at Time (New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, 2002); Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of Time (New York: Bantam Books, 1998); Michio Kaku, Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century (New York: Anchor Books, 1997); Stephen Kern, The Culture of Time and Space, 1880-1918 (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1983); Kip S. Thorne, Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy (New York: Norton, 1994); Matthew W. White, "The Economics of Time Zones" (unpublished paper, The Wharton School, 2005); and G.J. Whitrow, Time in History: The Evolution of our General Awareness of Time and Temporal Perspective (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989).
On the life and career of Sadie Thorpe (whose first and last names are sometimes spelled "Saddie" and "Thorp" in various records): Glenn Danford Bradley, The Story of the Santa Fe (Boston: Gorham Press, 1920); Grace R. Clarke, "'Signal Girl' Latest Recruit in Army of Railroad Workers," Chicago Daily Tribune, May 15, 1910; Lewis Coe, The Telegraph: A History of Morse's Invention and Its Predecessors in the United States (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, 1993); "Petition for Probation," United States v. Henry M. Kaut, U.S. District Court, Northern Illinois, Eastern Division, March 8, 1932; "Dana Girl Dies Out in Arizona," Streator Daily Free Press, October 10, 1918; "Miss M. Thorp Buried at Dana," Streator Daily Free Press, October 18, 1918; "Sadie Francis Thorp," Streator Daily Free Press, January 10, 1919; U.S. Census of 1880, Dana, Ill.; and U.S. Census of 1910, Downers Grove, Ill.