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RE: VMS -- Botany, A Daunting Quest
I visited the Huntingon library once, actually got one rank past the front
desk. I cannot ever remember having been so rudely treated, as if a PhD in
a scientific field was obviously not worth spit. Don't even think about
looking at any of their volumes! Lovely incunabula and later books on
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On Monday, April 02, 2001 7:49 AM, Dana F. Scott [SMTP:dfscott@xxxxxxxxxxx]
> Hello Adam,
> I may be able to gain access to Stanford and/or Berkeley libraries.
> Huntington library is to far away and requires academic credentials. I
> agree with you completely on the current limitations of the interenet for
> this type of analysis.
> Best Regards,
> Dana Scott
> Adam McLean wrote:
> > Dana F. Scott wrote :
> > >Those of you who may have access
> > >to these herbals and a botanical/ herbal inclination may be interested
> > >in pursuing your recommendation. I would certainly be delighted to be
> > >able to study the historical manuscripts. Unfortunately, I am working
> > >under serious limitations here.
> > Dana,
> > Do you not have access to a good University library ?
> > Do try and find a University library near you that you can visit
> > and see facsimiles of the early herbals.
> > Your intense research using the internet reveals the limitations
> > of the internet for undertaking research into source material.
> > In the scholarly world (particularly in the domain of humanities,
> > history, etc) the main sources for information are books not
> > web sites.This may change in future but for now we have
> > to rely on printed books. Web sites are often useful in locating
> > something which one otherwise would not have found, but
> > books are the main sources for research.
> > I, and I suspect many of the members of this group, would
> > welcome your insights into the parallels between the Voynich
> > herbal section and the various ancient herbals.
> > If you wish please write me off the group and I will try to assist
> > you by suggesting ways in which you might get access to
> > facsimilies of these herbals.
> > Best wishes,
> > Adam McLean
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