Letters to the Editor

Letters presents readers' comments and reactions to specific articles in Pennsylvania Heritage, the initiatives of PHMC, and other developments in the historical, cultural and museum communities of Pennsylvania.

“Not for Oneself”

As president of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, please accept my many thanks for the excellent article about the college (“Not for Oneself, But for All,” fall 1986) written by our curator of historical collections, Thomas A. Hor­rocks. Your interest, as we celebrate the bicentennial of the College of Physicians, is greatly appreciated.

Lewis L. Coriell, M.D.
Philadelphia, Pa.


The Movie Mogul

Both my wife and I, and more importantly my mother, Leslie Rubenstein Silberberg (whose mother was Siegmund Lubin’s screenwriter for a few years), enjoyed Linda Kowall’s excel­lent article (“Siegmund Lubin: The Forgotten Filmmaker,” winter 1986) very much. Thank you for the great article and please convey my appreciation to the author.

Donald H. Silberberg
Haverford, Pa.



Thank you for including my query concerning the 98th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infan­try (Civil War) in the fall 1986 edition. I only received one response to my request in “Mailbox,” but I am happy to report that it was invaluable! A descendant of one of the infan­try’s members contacted me and we have since developed a mutually beneficial relation­ship. Every such contact is a great help in my quest to write a regimental history of the 98th.

Edwin Root
Coopersburg, Pa.


Eagles Mere

The summer 1986 issue con­tained a feature article on Eagles Mere (“Of Cottages and Kings“) by Laura Sickel Mumma. The photograph on pages 20-21 of the general staff of the Forest Inn, taken in 1908, and furnished by Doris Puderbaugh is very interesting because I believe the woman fifth from the left and in the third row is my great aunt, Ella Metzger!

Paul S. Grafius
Pittsburgh, Pa.


The Constitution

Your magazine certainly de­serves credit for celebrating the Constitution’s bicentennial with educational and enjoy­able articles. Will reprints of the series of articles be availa­ble? If so, how can I obtain them?

Donald A. Brian, Sr.
Philadelphia, Pa.

Although reprints of the series of five articles commemorating the bicentennial of the U. 5. Constitu­tion will not be available, back issues featuring the fully­-illustrated articles will be offered at substantial discounts to both individual and institutional sub­scribers. For additional details, write: “Constitution Series” in care of this publication.