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Figure D(r) W. T. SHERMAN CULP UNDER MANAGEMENT THE CHICAGO LYCEUM BUREAU CHICAGO COLUMBIAN LYCEUM BUREAU ST. PAUL CO-OPERATIVE LYCEUM BUREAU OMAHA THE COIT LYCEUM BUREAU CLEVELAND THE SION OF QUALITY Dr. W. T. Sherman Culp, a Man with Mirth and a Mission Announcement DR. W. T. SHERMAN CULP is one of the kings of the Lyceum. The platform is his throne. Few lecturers have made good so universally. No committee has ever pronounced him less than the best. A philosophic student of great themes, with tremendous convictions, he has a message brilliant with satire, wit and humor, yet voiced in tenderness and pathetic appeal. His commanding presence bespeaks the genius of penetration, the courage of conviction, the magical temperament of the orator and the personification of invincible energy. He is recalled again and again to the same places—and to repeat the same lecture. With rare charm of eloquence he carries his audience from laughter to tears but only to intensify truth and make it more effective. Few move audiences more thoroughly for they carry away deathless impressions of the man and his message. Cosmopolitan in manner and matter he appeals to and inspires all classes and ages. The inspiration of his lectures send the children to school, young people to college, the mechanic to his bench, the doctor to his patients and the pastor to his flock determined to give God and humanity the best there is in them. Whether at College Commencement, Chautauqua Assembly or in the lecture course he is the man with a mission and message. Lecture Subjects Uncrowned Kings American Knots, Split and Unsplit Heroism in the Homespun Press Commendations WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA, NEWS Undoubtedly one of the best on the lecture platform. All pronounce it one of the best ever given in the city. LORAIN, OHIO, DEMOCRAT The lecture was instructive and full of practical ideas. His humor roused the audience to peals of laughter, his pathos moved the hardest heart. FORT WAYNE, INDIANA, SENTINEL True eloquence. His word pictures exceptional. LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY, HERALD The second lecture in the Peoples' Lecture Course was delivered by W. T. Sherman Culp. It was a scholarly and polished effort, brilliant in thought and attractive in manner and delivery. KNOXVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA, COURIER Mr. Culp is an able and eloquent speaker and held his audience as by magic. The street gossip after the lecture: I could have listened to that man all night. The best lecture I ever heard. The only fault it was too short. He held the audience spell-bound for two hours. WARREN, OHIO, TRIBUNE An easy and fluent speaker, graceful and eloquent. The lecture was oratorical and humorous and above all common sense the predominating characteristic, it deserved the high commendation it received. UTICA, NEW YORK, PRESS Dr. Culp carried his audience at will from the sublime to the ridiculous, from the humorous to the pathetic. He is an ideal orator. His clear, scholarly and eloquent effort was the banner of the course. BLUEFIELD, WEST VIRGINIA, TELEGRAPH A thorough rhetorician and one of the most accomplished speakers ever heard here. An intellectual treat. THE NEW BERLIN, N. Y., TELEGRAPH We have heard many lectures but this was by far the best we ever heard. ROME, N. Y., SENTINEL The subject was Uncrowned Kings and it may be truthfully said that Dr. Culp himself is one of them. A master of language, wit and pathos. MONROEVILLE, INDIANA, BREEZE He held the audience two hours and all would have been glad to have remained two hours longer. CARDINGTON, OHIO, INDEPENDENT The lecture gave universal satisfaction. Full of the sentiment calculated to make the hearers resolve to go home and be better men and women. ERIE, PA., PENNSYLVANIA He is an energetic speaker, commanding voice, graceful manner, handles his subject in his own way. ALFRED, NEW YORK, SUN We have no hesitancy in pronouncing it one of the best lectures ever heard in this place. He possesses rare powers as an orator, combining wit, pathos and logic in the most perfect harmony, garnishing it with the sublimest eloquence. It was a masterpiece of thought and a gem of rhetoric. TORONTO, OHIO, TRIBUNE The lecture of Dr. Culp, last night, was a splendid success; abounding in wit, pathos and power and will long be remembered by the large audience. FOSTORIA, OHIO, TIMES Undoubtedly the most enjoyable and instructive number on the course. CASSOPOLIS, MICHIGAN, DEMOCRAT W. T. Sherman Culp was listened to by a large and appreciative audience last Thursday evening. The lecture was very instructive and abounded in practical ideas. So attentive was the audience that any time during the lecture one could have heard a pin drop, except when his bursts of wit and humor roused the house to peals of laughter, only to be silenced again by his pathos, which could reach the hardest natures. ALLIANCE, OHIO, DAILY STAR Dr. Culp, one of the lecturers before the students of Mt. Union College this year, gave the first lecture Tuesday night. It is seldom that we have the privilege of listening to such a master of thought and language. It is the general opinion that he ranks with Conwell or Dixon. The faculty, at the request of the students, immediately engaged him to repeat his lecture at the college next season. FREMONT, OHIO, NEWS A master of thought and language and sparkling with wit. Found ready favor with the audience. One of the best numbers of the splendid course. DALTON, OHIO, GAZETTE For two hours the attention of the audience was riveted upon the speaker, and the lecture from begining to end was replete with ennobling thoughts and sparkling wit. And we take pleasure in announcing him as the best lecturer of the season. AKRON, OHIO, BEACON Strikingly illustrated with very apt and interesting, as well as amusing illustrations. He handles his subject without gloves and is decidedly optimistic. CORNING, OHIO, BREEZE An eloquent speaker, he holds his hearers spell-bound and almost breathless, and then plunges them into convulsions of laughter. A master of wit, logic and eloquence. KANE, PENNSYLVANIA, LEADER Every critic made favorable comment on the lecture and many pronounce it the finest in the course. In pleasing pathos, keen distinction of morals, sublime rhetoric and masterful diction, Dr. Culp is an artist. MANTUA, OHIO, HERALD The Disciple Church was crowded last Saturday evening to hear W. T. S. Culp deliver his lecture on American Knots, Split and Unsplit. The lecture showed a great research. Many interesting figures and comparisons were given, caculated to make the average American feel proud of his country. The dangers that beset our national life were clearly pointed out. The lecturer was eloquent, and his inspiring thoughts were clothed in most beautiful language. Personal Commendations CHAGRIN FALLS, OHIO Dr. Culp, on the occasion of his seventh recall, repeated Uncrowned Kings to a delighted audience. His popularity has grown with each recurring season. Cultured, scholarly, refined, his eloquence wins the heart and makes one feel that he has heard a king, indeed.—D. W. McGlenen, Superinendent Schools. FLORIDA CHAUTAUQUA W. T. Sherman Culp was with us during the season of '96. He is an eloquent and forceful speaker and the people were delighted with his work. He is earnest in his delivery, felicitous in the use of illustrations and has a distinct moral purpose in all he attempts.—W. L. Davidson, D. D., Supt. DEVIL'S LAKE ASSEMBLY Dr. W. T. Sherman Culp gave four lectures and a number of Round Table talks at our Chautauqua this year and they were the best we had. Uncrowned Kings came on Woman's Day and pleased the throngs of brainy women who were in attendance. As a Chautauqua worker, Dr. Culp is genial, entertaining and an all around success. He will honor any assembly. We want him again.—Henry Peyton Cooper, C. L. S. C., Sec'y. KANE, PENNSYLVANIA I have followed Dr. Culp on the platform for the last five years and I have yet to hear the first criticism on his work. An unparalleled record.—Elmer E. Higley, D. D. CENTRAL NEW YORK CHAUTAUQUA ASSEMBLY Dr. Culp was one of our greatest attractions on last summer's program. He is equal to the best and will please any Lyceum Committee or Chautauqua Manager who shall be so ortunate as to secure his services.—D. H. Cook, Manager. COIT LECTURE BUREAU I have managed Dr. Culp's bookings in Ohio for the last nine years. In that time I have not had a single criticism. The most wonderful record of any attraction under my management. He is ambitious, forceful, an orator of great power and a genial gentleman. He belongs to the ranks of the best lecturers of the present day.—A. C. Coit, Sec'y. WESTERN RESERVE SEMINARY Our people talk about his lecture more and more and many of the most thoughtful ones pronounce his Uncrowned Kings unsurpassed by any lecture given in Western Reserve Seminary for many years. He captivated the audience completely.—T. H. Armstrong, President. FLORIDA CHAUTAUQUA Dr. Culp delighted us with his superb lectures, and we look forward with pleasure to hearing him again on our Chautauqua platform. He is cultured, vivacious, pleasing.—Hon. Wallace Bruce, President. ONTARIO OUTING PARK ASSEMBLY Dr. Culp came to us first in 1896 and captured his audience so much that we secured him for a return date and now has been with us more than a dozen times. He is graphic in description, and we are all fascinated by his diction and devoutness and thrilling force of his utterances. He is a grand man always and everywhere, and I take great pleasure in commending him to our assemblies.—W. H. Outwater, Supt. DEVIL'S LAKE ASSEMBLY I want to thank you for your splendid lectures at our Assembly. The people were tremendously well pleased with every one you gave. They have not been better satisfied with any speaker we ever had and we have listened to the best. They will be glad to hear you again I am sure. I do not need to wish you success for you make it wherever you go.—George Hindley, Superintendent.
|Title||Dr. W. T. Sherman Culp|
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|Personal Name Subject||Culp, W.T. Sherman|
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