In reading Thayer's Life and Letters of John Hay, I notice that both Hay and Nicolay used your favorite term, "Tycoon," as an affectionate nickname for President Lincoln. Do you know of any earlier use of the word?
DALE WARREN Boston, Mass.
Except in Japan, TIME knows of no earlier use of Tycoon. But as many an oldster recalls, there appeared in 1882 an extremely popular comic opera by Willard Spenser entitled The Little Tycoon.ED.
Referring to TIME'S report of Creager v. Colliers (TIME, Sept. 16).
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