Wednesday, August 22, 2012
William S. Burroughs grandfather appears in the Jumble
Many of you are likely familiar with the daily Jumble that appears in newspapers around the country. I solve it (or attempt to) every day.
Yesterday, the clue focused on William Seward Burroughs getting a patent for the adding machine on August 21, 1888. Click
for a link to the actual puzzle.
William Seward Burroughs was the grandfather of Beat Generation triumvirate member, William S. Burroughs, who benefited for years from his family's fortune via a monthly allowance of $200.
Rick Dale, author of The Beat Handbook
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