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Re: VMs: WM, Hieronymus Bosch and Edward Kelley
On his book catalogue cover WMV used a crest or personal device. See
Is this purely his invention, or can it be linked to or derived from
anything in his family? You mentioned several coats-of-arms, Rafal.
In any case, I find it rather amusing, knowing - or suspecting - what we
do of WMV and 'his' manuscript....
In message <BAY5-DAV15ai2RJ8m4Z0000225e@xxxxxxxxxxx>, DANA SCOTT
>I am not sure whether or not this has been determined conclusively. Voynich
>appears to have been very protective of his immediate Family, not wishing to
>disclose his relatives and early life. This is understandable considering
>his political inclinations. As Rafal states he was from Kaunas, though he
>may have had family living in Poland as well. The extent of his "nobility"
>is questionable. His father was apparently at one point a petty officer. He
>had a sister. He married Ethel Boole. They had a daughter (per Census
>listing), named Winifred (sp?, Winifrid), though it is not clear whether or
>not she might have been adopted, or they might have been her guardians.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Dennis" <tsalagi@xxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Sunday, February 22, 2004 11:13 PM
>Subject: Re: VMs: WM, Hieronymus Bosch and Edward Kelley
>> "Rafal T. Prinke" wrote:
>> > Yes, they came from the vicinity of Kaunas/Kowno. Actually,
>> > there were several unrelated families of that name but
>> > different coats-of-arms.
>> Does this mean Wilfrid's family was of Lithuanian
>> than Polish extraction? I've always understood that he
>> was a Pole. Is this correct?
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