A Heinlein Concordance

created by M. E. Cowan

Robert A Heinlein

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A Heinlein Concordance 2004 M.E.Cowan

 

"The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag"


Acme Building
Building to which Ted and Cynthia Randall followed Jonathan Hoag when he hired them to investigate him. Ted observed Hoag working as a jeweler on a nonexistent thirteenth floor.

Beecham's Bootery
Business two doors from the Acme Building, which Cynthia Randall noted while tailing Ted Randall and Jonathan Hoag.

Bert (no last name)
Elevator operator in the Midway-Copton Building.

Bill (no last name)
Bellhop at the Hotel Manchester who showed Jonathan Hoag to his room.

The Bird
Creator-archetype visualized as a bird of prey. It was worshipped by the Sons of the Bird, but according to Jonathan Hoag it did not exist.

Buda-Pesth
[mentioned in passing] Restaurant favored by Jonathan Hoag.

Chez Louis
Business (probably a restaurant) next to the Acme Building, which Cynthia Randall passed while tailing Ted Randall and Jonathan Hoag. [French, "at (the house of) Louis".]

Mr. Crewes (no first name)
Member of the board of Detheridge & Company, and a Son of the Bird.

Detheridge & Company
Supposedly a jewelry company located in Suite 1310 of the Acme Building, where Jonathan Hoag worked. There was actually no thirteenth floor, nor a Detheridge & Company anywhere in the building. It was almost certainly a front for the Sons of the Bird.

Dr. Fitts (no first name)
[mentioned in passing] Physician attending Edith Jameson's dinner party at which the brown stain under Jonathan Hoag's nails was pointed out.

Gotham Apartments
Jonathan Hoag's residence.

Gravesby (no first name)
Member of the board of Detheridge & Company, and a Son of the Bird.

Harrison
(no first name) [mentioned in passing] Denizen of the Midway-Copton building.

Hartwick (no first name)
[mentioned in passing] Physician known to Cynthia and Ted Randall. He "specialized in "very private operations for society people."

Jonathan Hoag
Well-to-do and fastidious gentleman who, realizing he had no idea what he did every day, hired Ted Randall and Cynthia Craig Randall to follow him. This assignment involved them with the plotting of the Sons of the Bird, and in untangling the mess Hoag remembered that he was not an ordinary human being but an "art critic" on Earth to experience human reality so as to judge the worthiness of the "artistic endeavor", i.e. Earth.
(also in other stories)

Edith Jameson
[mentioned in passing] One of Jonathan Hoag's favorite hostesses. (Also referred to, probably in error, as Edith Pomeroy.)

Mrs. Jenkins (no first name)
[mentioned in passing] Jonathan Hoag's cleaning lady, wife of the building's janitor.
(also in other stories)

Jimmie (no last name)
Elevator operator in the Midway-Copton Building.
(also in other stories)

Jones (no first name)
Member of the board of directors of Detheridge & Company.
(also in other stories)

Julia (no last name)
Edith Jameson's sister-in-law, who called attention to the stain under Jonathan Hoag's fingernails and tried to guess his profession.

Hotel Manchester
Seedy hotel in which Jonathan Hoag impulsively rented a room, reluctant to go home after the doctor refused to identify the stain found under his fingernails.

Maurice (no last name)
[mentioned in passing] Boy who collided with Jonathan Hoag while skating, and to Hoag's distaste was rude about it.

Midway-Copton Building
Location of Ted Randall and Cynthia Craig Randall's offices. Jonathan Hoag led them there the second time they tailed him.

Parker (no first name)
Member of the board of Detheridge & Company.

Phipps (no first name)
Board secretary of Detheridge & Company [The Sons of the Bird], who summoned Ted Randall through a mirror to a meeting of the board.
(also in other stories)

Edith Pomeroy
Apparently a copy-editing error for Edith Jameson.

Potiphar T. Potbury
Physician whom Jonathan Hoag visited to analyze the substance under his fingernails; he refused to identify it. He was actually a Son of the Bird.

Pride, Greenway, Hamilton, Steinbolt, Cart and Greenway
[mentioned in passing] Law firm located in the Acme Building.

Printemps (no first name)
Member of the board of Detheridge & Company.

Cynthia Craig Randall
Partner in the investigation firm Randall & Craig, hired by Jonathan Hoag to discover his profession. Her soul was stolen by the Sons of the Bird to force her husband to drop the case; after she recovered and they learned the truth about Hoag, they fled to a remote island to live a virtual hermit's existence, never leaving each other's presence.

Edward (Ted) Randall
Partner in Randall & Craig, Cynthia's husband. Although he was attacked and kidnapped by the Sons of the Bird, he still helped Jonathan Hoag learn his true nature.

Reifsnider (no first name)
Member of the board of Detheridge & Company.

Dr. Rennault (no first name)
Jonathan Hoag said he was Hoag's therapist at the St. George Rest Home. Neither he nor the rest home existed.

Robertsons (no first names)
[mentioned in passing] Friends of Jonathan Hoag.

Smyles (no first name)
[mentioned in passing] Physician known to Ted and Cynthia Randall.

Snyder (no first name)
Member of the board of Detheridge & Company.

Sons of the Bird
Creatures originally included in Earth's reality by its creator, but "painted over". Instead of being eliminated, they remained in the background fomenting evil. They believed they were created by the embodiment of evil, which they called The Bird. They were destroyed by Jonathan Hoag after they kidnapped Ted and Cynthia Randall and tried to stop Hoag's mission on Earth.

St. George Rest Home
Institution in Dubuque, Iowa, where Jonathan Hoag claimed to have been treated for total amnesia. Ted Randall's investigation showed that it never existed.

R. Jefferson Stoles
Chairman of the board of Detheridge & Company.

Stubbins (no first name)
Jonathan Hoag's fellow guest at Mrs. Edith Jameson's dinner party. Hoag misremembered his name as "Snuggins" or "Sudkins".

Townsend (no first name)
Member of the board of Detheridge & Company.

Wells (no first name)
Member of the board of Detheridge & Company.

Yoakum (no first name)
Member of the board of Detheridge & Company.

 


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