# Re: VMs: Fw: Edward Kelley and the VMS

```15/09/2004 9:37:47 PM, Jim Gillogly <jim@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>I seem to recall that a Dee expert claims to have
>identified the penmanship of the VMs page numbers as Dee's...
>i.e. Dee's digits did the digits.

Page 67 of Kennedy's book shows four folio numbers (11, 34,
47, 78, 82, 88) next to eight dates out of Dee's diaries:
1582, 1549, 1568, 1533, 1537, 1519, 1558, 1548.
The handwriting is completely different.

Let me explain.

Compare the digit 4 in the VMS foliation and in Dee's
diaries.

The VMS 4 is identical with EVA <q>. Its vertical stroke
is thick, its horizontal stroke light. Dee's vertical
stroke is light, the horizontal stroke is thick.
Dee's vertical stroke starts with a hook to the left,
ends with a hook to the right, like this

A__  /|
|
|
|
|
|
|/

The other stroke is c-shaped, like this (much enlarged):

C
/
/
#####
########
###      ## ----B
##                      #
####             ######
####################
##############

Further, not only are those two strokes quite different from
those of the 4 of the foliation, but they do not connect
in the same manner at all. The "foliation 4" connects
exactly at the top. The beginning of Dee's c-stroke, marked
'B' in the sketch above, connects:

1. with the lower end of the top hook of the vertical stroke
in figure '1549'(marked 'A')

2. with the second segment (|) of the vertical stroke
in figure '1548', so that the top of the c-stroke,
(marked 'C'), touches the lower end of the top hook
of the vertical stroke ('A').

The figures 3 and 8 are also perceptibly different.

In conclusion: I just don't buy that expert's story.

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