The Diaries of Tom Bethell and Richard Billings
Updated: Sep 6
Tom Bethell was a Garrison staffer and Richard Billings was an editor at Life Magazine. They both kept diaries of the Garrison investigation and, on my documents page, you can download a document with both diaries.
I noticed that several of Bethell's documents contain additional diary entries. I decided to add these pages to my Bethell-Billings document. Here is a summary of the additions:
Beginning of Diary, 23 additional pages
Entries beginning June 1, 1967, 13 pages
January 17, 1968, one insert
After April 4, 1968, 2 pages
Last entries to the diary, 11 pages
I have added an additional 50 pages to his diary.
Here are the complete Bethell-Billings diaries (PDF)
Here are the complete Bethell-Billings diaries in Word format:
If anybody has some good ideas on how I can easily convert this document into text, let me know.
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