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Re: Jacobus and Rudolf
--- Jacques Guy wrote:
> Haven't we also discussed the possibility
> that the [Marci] letter was not genuine, but a
> fabrication of a later owner of the VMS to
> jack up ihis asking price? It may be several
> years ago, but I am half sure it's in the
> archives -- I sort of remember having
> started it.
Well, the Baresch letter was written some 30
years before the Marci letter, and:
1) it very clearly describes the VMs
2) it fits with Marci's description of the
actions of the previous owner
That Baresch's theory of the origin of the VMs
is different from the one Marci reports, does not
Of course, we can now reconstruct with some
degree of certainty that either:
1) Voynich saw the Baresch letter in the Mondragone
2) He talked to a Jesuit there who saw it
This is because:
- Voynich asked in a letter to Prague: "who is
- the only known place in the world where his name
appears is in the Kircher correspondence. Prague
experts old and new say: never heard of the man.
- the Kircher correspondence contains jots and notes
from a researching Jesuit father, a.o. making
Still the Marci letter is in Marci's handwriting.
The Baresch letter and all other Marci letters
were bound by Kircher or Schott or another person
close to him.
Absolutely no grounds for doubting that all items
PS: sorry, no daiin in here
PPS: absolutely sure? Not even a little bit of
PPPS: pretty daiin sure
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