Death IS Itself Pretty Vague
Tue Jun 08, 6:15

I never got his EWS membership address ... he must have had one

From: Gary Leonard
Sent: 07 June 2021 09:34
Subject: David H. Cruickshanks

As far as I can tell, he was a member until the mid-1970s. The circumstances of him leaving the EWS are a bit vague.

From: Gary Leonard
Sent: 07 June 2021 16:11
Subject: Re: Fw: David H. Cruickshanks

Unfortunately not. It's about 45 years ago.

  • Seems like a nice boy ... [nm] (nm)gobs, Tue Jun 08 1:59
    • Death IS Itself Pretty Vague — gobs, Tue Jun 08 6:15
    • I checked this morning (earlier) and missed it ... I don't even know how to send messages when I've written them ...
      • David H. CruickshanksPeter Brand, Tue Jun 08 21:36
        I have that letter that he sent to Hickey and I corresponded with him a few times in the late 1990s or early 2000s. He was an angry guy. PB
        • Re: David H. CruickshanksBob Cash, Wed Jun 09 6:46
          Peter, what was he angry about, and when you corresponded with him did he still handwrite his letters in the very recognizable small print that others have commented on?
          • Re: Re: David H. CruickshanksSteve Gatto, Wed Jun 09 8:44
            He used to write me in very small print on small sheets of paper from a small notepad.
      • "Stood the bill"?gobs, Tue Jun 08 10:35
        Last heard of by English Westerners Society after being blackballed ... seems the older members are tight lipped about it ... the point that was being made is he later contacted authors in the US and ... more
        • Re: "Stood the bill"?Bob Cash, Tue Jun 08 11:36
          Friend and author Michael Hickey died on October 6, 2014. At some point in the preceding five years, he told me that he had received a scathing letter from David H. Cruickshanks demanding that Hickey ... more
          • CruickshanksRoy B Young, Wed Jun 09 11:33
            My last letter from David Cruickshanks is dated May 29, 2001. His address at that time was: Flat 3, 53 Yarm Road, Stockton-on-Tees, Teeside TS18 3PE, England.
          • Re: Re: "Stood the bill"?gobs, Tue Jun 08 12:10
            Bob ... I read this when I popped Cruickshanks in the search box ... I didn't understand the importance of it, then or now ... all are bemused by his actions ... aren't we? ... in my ongoing search fo... more
            • Re: Re: Re: "Stood the bill"?Bob Cash, Tue Jun 08 14:05
              gobs I'm sure the quote of "DHC" notes on the Adelia interview was from either Michael's Johnny Ringo or Warren Earp book. The info about receiving a letter from someone who claimed to be Cruickshanks... more
      • Cruikshanks was in communication withTom Gaumer, Wed Jun 09 16:06
        Gobs a person who posts on this board now long after 1976 as well as another author who lived in Benson AZ Tom
        • Tagobs, Thu Jun 10 3:24
          Tom ... thanks ... I said this was when he was blackballed by The English Westerners ... bests
      • Cruickshanks Obit in 2013?Bob Cash, Wed Jun 09 13:17
        Read the last letter in this link: https://www.historynet.com/june-2017-readers-letters.htm
        • Dodgygobs, Thu Jun 10 3:14
          Bob ... thanks ... I sent this in an earler message to Kenny and he said she was to be avoided as well ... bests
      • CruickshanksSharon Cunningham, Wed Jun 09 5:55
        I searched for him for MONTHS several years ago, and never found him, either. I wonder if he left Merry Ol' and moved to some deserted isle??? Otherwise, shouldn't there be an obit??? BTW, Gobs, sin... more
        • Merry Ol' IS The Deserted Islegobs, Wed Jun 09 7:43
          Sharon ... unfortunately I never knew him ... what I heard of him on media, he never sounded particularly Liverpudlian to me ... I'm always amazed at the amount of research he and Joseph Rosa managed ... more
          • FRED NOLANSharon Cunningham, Wed Jun 09 12:55
            So... I assume from your comment you are from Liverpool? So sorry you never met ol' Fred, Gobs. He is/was a keeper! And, most helpful to others of similar minds...I.e. Old West stuff. Joe Rosa, too! I... more
            • Accentsgobs, Thu Jun 10 3:11
              Sharon ... I'm from Sheffield, as I frequently hint ... I think everyone apart from Dick Van Dyke realised there were a lot of accents [and languages] in the ol' country ... bests
              • AccentsSharon Cunningham, Thu Jun 10 3:45
                Gobs... like here... I'm from N.W. Tennessee; don't know which Southern accent we speak, but it sure made its way to Texas with Ol' Davy Crockett!
                • A Lack Of Brotherly Lovegobs, Thu Jun 10 4:19
                  Sharon ... you [all?] have the excuse of the vast distances ... we're crammed in over here ... always amused me that even after hearing four famous Liverpudlians in the sixties the only accent people ... more
                  • AccentsSharon Cunningham, Fri Jun 11 1:02
                    Thanks for the lesson in PA Dutch, etc. Re those accents in England, I've been reading a series of mysteries by Bruce Beckham, set in Cumbria's Lake District. He writes in the vernacular, but incl... more
                    • Lake Districtgobs, Fri Jun 11 1:54
                      Sharon ... He seems to have spent his early years in the Lake District, but now lives in Edinburgh ... I think Mind you, which part of the Lake District is another thing ... since 1974 it's become ... more
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