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Re: VMs: new revelations

Rene Zandbergen wrote:

> 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...

I couldn't find my BIG file (I'm sure I had it somewhere)
but the "new" archives do not reveal any mention of
his death date.

I have, however, found this message by Jim, which it may be
relevant to quote now:

From: reeds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Tue, 9 Aug 94 21:03 EDT
To: voynich@xxxxxxxx
Subject: Voynich family friend
Status: OR

Today I met someone whose family was friends with the Voyniches:  he
remembered Ethyl, his parents knew Wilfrid.  When I told him that some
people suspected Wildrid of forging the book, he was not suprised:
that was just the sort oof thing that Wilfrid could have done:  sneaky,
full of secrets, etc.  When I said that Mrs V did not know it was forged
(as is clear from her correspondence preserved at Yale) he agreed:
Mrs V, who was a pillar of rectitude, would not have known:   Wilfrid
was capable of keeping such a secret from his wife.

Oh yes, my informant knew Ann Nill, too.

Jim Reeds
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