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Re: VMs: new revelations
Dear all (and especially, of course, Rafal),
the attached E-mail is truly fascinating and it
may lead to a rather new picture of Voynich.
Let us also not forget that he married a woman
with a 'spy' history.
At the same time, however, I would be careful
not to jump to conclusions. How many of the MSs
he acquired from 'an undisclosed source in
Europe' in 1912 were from his pen?
I am open to all valid evidence.
But, the Voynich MS has been judged by all
experts who saw it as a genuine 15C MS.
If it were a 1900 Russian cipher, wouldn't
it be solved by now???
All the best,
--- "Rafal T. Prinke" <rafalp@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> As it is often the case, a day after publishing the
> sketch on WMV on my Website, I found new information
> - and very
> exciting. So I have removed the page I announced
> and put there a portrait of young Voynich - now
> known to be really
> Michal Wojnicz, while "Wilfryd" was his conspiracy
> (maybe taken from Adolphe Adam's Romantic ballet
> or its original sory by Heine). So I was right when
> I wrote
> not so long ago that Wilfryd was a rather impossible
> for a Pole at that time.
> I have checked a book on the court process of the
> _Proletarjat_ (ie. revived after the original
> had been smashed by the secret police two years
> Voynich was a very important activist - listed as
> no. 4
> of those accused of conspiracy.
> And now the hard core stuff: his job in the
> was forging passports, making types for printing
> forms, setting up a secret printing press, etc.!
> The police searching the flats of Wilfryd's
> found some letters written by him in cypher (yes,
> and using chemical "sympathetic" ink!
> Best regards,
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