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Re: VMs: Re: Who got Newbold's papers...?
The following is additonal information provided in "The Cipher of Roger
Bacon", by William Romaine Newbold, edited by Roland Grubb Kent (originally
published by University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, reprinted by
Sacred Science Library, pp.xxvi-xxvii)
The materials which were available for the preparation of this volume are
1. The printed lecture at the College of Physicians, Transactions 1921,
431-74; this forms Chapters I and III, and part of XI.
2. Mr. Voynich's account of the history of the manuscript, in the same
Transactions of the College of Physicians 1921, 415-30; now Chapter II.
3. The typewritten copy of the present Chapters IV and VI, and of part of
4. The manuscript copy of Chapter V, an apparently rejected draft to be
replaced by what is now Chapter VI.
5. A number of typewritten charts which had been photographed for
distribution to interested friends and for the making of lantern slides;
these cover parts of Chapters VIII and XVI especially.
6. The letter of Provost Penniman, dated December 14, 1923; this has been
used in Chapters XII, XVI, XVII, and XVIII.
7. Notebooks containing deciphered texts and other materials.
8. Photographs and photostats of manuscripts.
9. Hundreds of loose sheets and miscellaneous papers.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Nick Pelling" <incoming@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, July 03, 2004 2:13 AM
Subject: Re: VMs: Re: Who got Newbold's papers...?
> Hi everyone,
> I've just had a second email from UPenn, saying that actually they do have
> Newbold's papers after all. I've converted their inventory listing to HTML
> and added it to my list of Voynichiana on GC's site:-
> The contents appear somewhat scrambled: I suspect they may not have been
> examined since 1928. Possibly problematic for us is the "Empty envelope:
> Bacon photos of MS examination after July 8" - still, until one of us goes
> through all the boxes properly, I guess we won't know. :-(
> Note that there is also a listing for Professor Roland Grubb Kent's
> which I've also asked for a listing of.
> >If you would like to see the collection or have limited photocopies,
> >contact Dr. Chen. [ Kaiyi Chen [mailto:chen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] ]
> >But we do have files of both of them
> >in our Alumni Records Collection. The Newbold file is divided into 4
> >folders while the Kent file exists in two folders. Both files contain
> >manuscripts, the rest being news releases, clippings and photographs.
> >are welcome to look through these folders at your convenient time. The
> >University Archives opens from Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30
> >For more information about the Archives, please refer to our Web site at
> Anyone here live near UPenn?
> Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....
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