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View Poll Results: In my opinion, The Swanson marginalia and endpaper notes are most likely:
Genuine 27 79.41%
Only partly genuine 4 11.76%
Not genuine 3 8.82%
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:19 PM
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At the bottom of Page 138 of TLSOMOL, Swanson had simply pencilled in the details from Blackwoods magazine which Anderson had seen fit to leave out of the book version.

It cannot be treated as clarification or an endorsement.

Regards,

Simon
Hi Simon

Shall we just say that DSS was punctilious in making notes in his copy of his former boss's memoirs? Simon, let me ask, if you were making notes for yourself, would you initial them? I am not sure I would. That isn't to imply the marginalia are forged... I just think it is an odd thing to do, although admittedly the very same "DSS" can be seen in the MePO documents that passed over Swanson's desk so I have no doubt the different marginalia were written by him.

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Hi Chris,

I agree. Why initial your own marginalia, and not just once but twice?

And in differing styles.

I just checked through the comments and annotations in my copy of SPE's Ultimate. Not a set of initials to be seen.

Which has just given me an idea . . .

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Hi Simon

Shall we just say that DSS was punctilious in making notes in his copy of his former boss's memoirs? Simon, let me ask, if you were making notes for yourself, would you initial them? I am not sure I would. That isn't to imply the marginalia are forged... I just think it is an odd thing to do, although admittedly the very same "DSS" can be seen in the MePO documents that passed over Swanson's desk so I have no doubt the different marginalia were written by him.

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Habit, Chris. Force of habit. Just like appending to the bottom of a page the word the begins the following one.
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Every note I complete at work I initial, every report, letter, amendment, statment, receipt, I initial.

The past year I have been conducting some research with Rob Clack. We devised a 'bookmark' system where we wrote on the bookmark.

I've got those bookmarks and note whilst Rob did not initial his, I did mine. As Paul states, I can only put that down to my 15 years in the service, its how I was taught. However, I do recall thinking at the time that I was also intialling as evidence it was my remarks, this incase others were to read it. And there was every possibility they would have been.

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Every note I complete at work I initial, every report, letter, amendment, statment, receipt, I initial.

The past year I have been conducting some research with Rob Clack. We devised a 'bookmark' system where we wrote on the bookmark.

I've got those bookmarks and note whilst Rob did not initial his, I did mine. As Paul states, I can only put that down to my 15 years in the service, its how I was taught. However, I do recall thinking at the time that I was also intialling as evidence it was my remarks, this incase others were to read it. And there was every possibility they would have been.

Monty
Hey Monty

Thanks for your thoughts on DSS's initialing of the marginalia. It does occur to me that it was partly the bureaucratic nature of Swanson's position that led him to initial his notes just as he did with the MePO documents that came to his desk, as anyone who has studied those documents can well attest.

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Maybe that Chris,

Or maybe his private notes may not be as private as we think.

Just a thought, that's all.

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I can't initial my stuff. If you say 'R C' out loud it sounds a bit rude.

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I can't initial my stuff. If you say 'R C' out loud it sounds a bit rude.

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What I want to know is who put the 'O' between mine?

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What I want to know is who put the 'O' between mine?

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