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