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Re: VMs: William Romaine Newbold -- to do list

Hi everyone,

At 11:50 11/09/2004 -0400, Ross Bender wrote:
Newbold was one of the first professors of philosophy at Penn. He
didn't publish a great deal, and the story is that he went mad, either
as a result of his obsession with the Voynich manuscript, or vice

The Rare Book library at Penn is just a few blocks from the White Dog
restaurant, once the home of Madame Blavatsky. The bookseller William
H. Allen got his start in part with the acquisition of Newbold's
library; his first store was located at 3413 Walnut Street in West
Philadelphia, now the site of (among other Penn offices) the Institute
for Research in Cognitive Studies.

So... there's still an outside possibility that W.H.Allen ended up with Newbold's VMs photographs. Yet another bookseller! *sigh*

Other Contributors:
                   Harnwell, G. P. (Gaylord Probasco), 1903-1982.

They don't make names like that any more, do they? :-o


Nice Myers-Briggs spoof page on Ross' site. Of course, my business school was nothing like this: well, apart from the enneagram at the top swiped from Boje, of course:-

Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....

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