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Old 03-10-2009, 09:47 PM
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Thanks Stewart,

those are much better images.

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Despite being written in graphite pencil these notes appear to have faded a lot (or were never very dark). It was also problematic for me to photograph them as it was a bright sunny day and the images appear to be a bit overexposed.

I have adjusted the first image to darken it. However the purplish tinge of the marginalia is evident whilst the grey of the endpaper notes is also evident. I showed these photographs to Nick Connell the other day and he immediately identified the difference, just from the photographs.
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For a better comparison here is a close-up of the page 138 marginalia without the colour darkened. You really can see how faint it is.

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Here are the initials 'DSS' from page 138 and from the rear free endpaper -

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And here is the last page of a letter written by Swanson to Anderson in the early 1900s, albeit in ink -

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And Swanson's signature in 1903, note the variation (this is a photocopy) -

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Hi All,

You may find this version of the endpaper notes more readable—

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I am sure this has been asked before but since I don't know the answer...why would someone sign their own initials to something that they themselves wrote apparently for their own use?

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Hi CD,

Twice.

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If I had been writing, I would have said "the suspect was Kosminski." Could it be that he meant to say "Kosminski was the suspect who ... and never finished the sentence for some reason?

Yes, I know that is pretty wild...but since we are speculating here.

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