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Re: VMs: Q. is there a to-do list?
As a paid-up Voynichologist in the right place (Philly) and the right time
(errrm, now?), is there any chance I could persuade you to examine
Newbold's personal notes at UPenn?
Perhaps it's not completely clear from my web-page that "UPT50 N533" is the
call-out number from the University Archives and Records Center's inventory
- it has three boxes of Newbold's stuff there, and this web-page is their
list of what it contains:-
BTW, if the University will let you take (non-flash) digital photos of it,
I'm sure someone on-list can rustle up server space to host it all -
asking's for free, right? :-)
As far as VMs/Newbold goes, the primary issue ATM is whether there are any
photographs, photostats, or indeed simply descriptions of the lost twelve
pages (ie three bifolios?) from f59r to f64v in there somewhere. Simple
question - but someone has to physically go there to find out. :-|
Note that UPenn also has Professor Roland Grubb Kent's file (probably
comprising two folders, though I doubt anyone has checked in the last
50-odd years), which you might also consider bravely blowing the dust off
in the name of Voynichology - Newbold's photos had to go somewhere, right?
The University Archives opens from Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. For more information about the Archives, refer to
Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....
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