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  • The Vinland Map, the Antoinette letters and the Maybrick diary.

    Had a bit of trouble pondering which sub-forum to stick this in, which will become clear.

    In the last couple of days I've read about a couple of things concerning ink on old documents.

    First there's the Vinland Map.

    "The Vinland Map is a fake,” said Raymond Clemens, curator of early books and manuscripts at Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, which houses the map. “There is no reasonable doubt here. This new analysis should put the matter to rest."

    https://news.yale.edu/2021/09/01/ana...d-map-its-fake


    There's also the Marie-Antoinette secret correspondence with Swedish count Axel von Fersen.

    This methodology successfully revealed the redacted contents of eight letters, shedding new light not only on Marie-Antoinette and Fersen relationship but also on the author of the redactions.

    https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.abg4266


    All this analysis of inks did make me think if anything could be determinded from the Maybrick diary using the tech used in these 2 examples.
    These are not clues, Fred.
    It is not yarn leading us to the dark heart of this place.
    They are half-glimpsed imaginings, tangle of shadows.
    And you and I floundering at them in the ever vainer hope that we might corral them into meaning when we will not.
    We will not.

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    More ink testing might be informative, only if a) a different method is used than before, or b) the current owner will allow it.

    Thoughts?
    Pat D. https://forum.casebook.org/core/imag...rt/reading.gif
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