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Amalia von Solms’s Holograph Letter to Eleonore de Volvire: A Letter of Condolence, 1670

Amalia von Solms’s Holograph Letter...

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Amalia’s letter to Eleonore de Volvire is one of condolence, as Eleonore’s husband, François de l’Aubespine (1584-1670), Marquis de Hauterive-Châteauneuf and governor of Breda since 1639, has just died. The black sealing wax and black fl...

Elizabeth Stuart’s Deciphering Sir Thomas Roe’s Letter: Cryptography, 1626

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Elizabeth Stuart used ciphers, special codes that need a key to unlock them, to hide information from prying eyes. So far seven of her keys, typically alphabets of 24 letters – in seventeenth-century script i/j and u/v were interchangeab...

Elizabeth Stuart’s Holograph Letter to Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland: A Sign of Intimacy, 1636

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Most of Elizabeth Stuart’s letters are holograph, or in her own hand. Secretarial letters were the most likely to be intercepted and opened in the expectation of politically useful content within. From the moment of her husband's death i...

Iron Gall Ink: A Quick and Easy Method

Iron Gall Ink: A Quick and Easy Method

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2.0g gum arabic crystals 10.0g of oak galls 2.5g iron sulfate 1. Dissolve the gum arabic in water making a light, sticky solution, set aside. 2. Crush two galls (they look like nuts) with a hammer. Place them in a litre beaker a...

Sir Francis Nethersole and Elizabeth Stuart, sometime Queen of Bohemia: A Secretarial Letter, 1628

Sir Francis Nethersole and Elizabet...

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Writing an early modern letter was often a co-operative enterprise, and a queen might just as well delegate the entire job to her secretary as dictate it to him. Here Sir Francis prepares a letter for Elizabeth's approval, writing the co...

Constantijn Huygens and Amalia von Solms: A Tiny Spy Letter, 1635

Constantijn Huygens and Amalia von ...

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Complete with silk floss and wax, this is on of the smallest pleated letters known to exist. Keeping Amalia von Solms informed of her husband's mental deterioration required great discretion: that Frederick Henry, the High Commander of t...

2014_10_21_xTalks_A_Panel_On_Scholarly_Annotation

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Molly Ruggles

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Global Challenges, MIT Strengths.

Global Challenges, MIT Strengths.

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The Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab

The Abdul Latif Jameel World Water ...

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Partnering for Impact

Partnering for Impact

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