Forgive me for being blunt, Ed, but you really seem to be grasping at straws here. If there is something inaccurate about about CBM's well-documented description of his role in the Schenectady utter fiasco, then by all means let's have it. No use beating around the bush with asides like when CBM said Travis first used the putter, or when he said it was invented. First and most importantly, these issues are tangential, at best. Second, I think you may be mistaken when you indicate CBM got these things wrong.
As for CBM's statements regarding the creation/invention of the Schenectady putter, it is entirely irrelevant. Even so, after looking at the book, I don't know what was the supposed error? CBM mentioned that center shafted golf clubs had been around for 50 years. They had been. He also mentioned that Burn had conceded that wooden Schenectady-type putters had existed in St. Andrews for 20 years. They had. At one point he also mentioned that Schenectady putters and goose neck putters had been in use for a decade, and technically with regard to the American version of the Schenectady, this was off by a year or so, but surely this isn't the egregious error to which you refer is it? If not then where is the important error regarding the creation of the Schenectady putter? As I said, maybe I missed it.
You also claim that CBM erred in his description of "the first time Travis used the Schenectady." Again, entirely irrelevant. And again, I don't think the error is CBM's. Unless I missed it, CBM was silent as to "the first time" Travis used a Schenectady. (How on earth would CBM know that?) What CBM actually wrote was, "Travis was presented with a Schenectady putter at Sandwich immediately before the amateur championship by an Apawamis member, Simeon Ford, I think, and Travis played with it through that championship and won." Here CBM blundered. According to Travis, he received the Schenectady putter not from Ford, but from Mr. Phillips. "I got going all right the following week in the practice rounds . . . but the putting was still the weak feature. Finally, the day before the Championship, Mr. Phillips, of the Apawamis Club, Rye, a member of our party, suggested I should try his putter, a Schenectady. It seemed to suit me in every way and I decided to stand or fall by it." Do you think that because CBM got the name wrong that this should be "cause for wondering," as you put it? I don't.
Seriously Ed, I don't get what you are trying to prove here? Much of the information in SG about the Schenectady putter fiasco is in the form of verbatim letters written by CBM at the time of the controversy, and the rest of the material is entirely consistent with those letters, and with other contemporaneous reports. When you suggest things like "CBM was in total support of the R&A ruling" you are attempting to rewrite well documented history. Likewise when you suggest that CBM's account is inaccurate and all you come up with are questionable readings of tangential points. I am left wondering why?
Again, if there are substantial errors, then I'd love to hear about them, but so far the errors seem to be yours, not CBM's.