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Re: VMs: new revelations

--- "Rafal T. Prinke" <rafalp@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> There are also 3 obituaries:
>    Times [Newspaper of London]. ``Mr. W. M.
> Voynich.'' 22 Mar 1930, 
>    p 17 col 2; 25 Mar p 21 col 2; 26 Mar p 18 col 4.
> [Obituary. Not
> seen.] 
> which indicates that Voynich died shortly before 22
> Mar 1930

Jim Reeds posted some biographical details about
Voynich in the early years of the mailing list.
I don't remember offhand if that included a 
death date. Maybe Jim has a source somewhere
at hand...

In addition, the Grollier club has some telegrams
related to his death among its holdings.

The fact that Voynich was an active and successful
old book dealer is evident from many things. 
Adam McLean has come across many alchemist 
documents that passed through his hands. Of
course, he must have started small, and one
may well speculate what the source of his starting
capital may have been.
Whether he was at any time very knowledgable about
old books remains an open question, but he strikes
me as the kind of person who could make a good
business out of many different things....

Cheers, Rene

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