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Historian Anders Winroth and wax tablets
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From: "Nick Pelling" <incoming@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: 01 April 2004 23:29
Subject: Re: VMs: Folio and Quire numbers
> Hi Jeff,
> At 22:42 01/04/2004 +0100, Jeff Haley wrote:
> >Some questions. Would it only have been the church or government types
> >that used the wax tablets? Have you tried to see if any collectors buy
> >such things at auction if they still exist anywhere? Do you have any idea
> >of which individuals used this method?
> Many museums have wax tablets (though rarely on show) - most of the time
> seems as though I'm the only person who thinks that late-medieval /
> early-modern wax tablets are of any interest. AFAICT there are few (or
> less) catalogues of late medieval / early modern wax tablet holdings, with
> almost all the interest focused specifically on Roman ones.
> Despite that, wax tablets were in active use for over a millennium, in all
> walks of life - but especially in schools, universities, courts, etc.
> BTW, I also don't think there is a single private wax tablet collector out
> there, though I'd be delighted to be proved wrong! :-)
> Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....
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