Michael 5260 for Joe
Re: Boad Nelly note spelling
Wed Jan 16, 2019 14:44
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I haven't compared the Boad Nelly note the to directional note left near the Bergen Greenhouse. This comparison would provide a quick answer.

They did find the same kind of stationery in Hauptmann's desk. It does show us that Hauptmann didn't run out of stationery while writing all of the ransom notes. There was paper left over.

Where and when Hauptmann wrote the Boad Nelly ransom note and the kind of paper he wrote it on are paltry evidential points really. Hauptmann could have written both directional notes on pieces of a brown paper bag. It's his identifiable handwriting and the strange spelling of the word "boat" that sinks Hauptmann's boat. Pun intended.

  • Re: Boad Nelly note spellingJoe for Michael 5260, Wed Jan 16 11:43
    Do you know if the Boad Nelly note was written on the same writing paper (carried by F.W. Woolworth's) as the rest of the notes? When all is said and done, it seems feasible that Hauptmann could have ... more
    • Re: Boad Nelly note spelling — Michael 5260 for Joe, Wed Jan 16 14:44
      • Re: Boad Nelly note spellingJoe for Michael 5260, Thu Jan 17 11:00
        Michael, I asked Mark Falzini my question. To his knowledge, the only two ransom notes compared with each other for linen stock, were the nursery note and ransom note one, which of course were... more
        • Re: Boad Nelly note spellingMichael 5260 for Joe, Fri Jan 18 18:19
          In Haring's book (p.75) there is a photograph of the Boad Nelly ransom note. On page (72) there is a photograph of the preceding "cross the street..." directional note. When the two are compared it... more
          • Re: Boad Nelly note spellingJoe for Michael 5260, Sat Jan 19 13:01
            Michael, over the years, Haring's book is the one I've used to determine some of the dimensions within the ransom notes, ie. distance between punched holes and width / height. With most of the notes, ... more
            • Re: Boad Nelly note spellingJoe for Michael 5260, Sat Jan 19 13:13
              Sorry, I clicked Send message before I meant to. And correction on the size of the ransom notes. I calculate them at about 6-1/8" in width by 7" in height each. The Boad Nelly note appears to be... more
              • Re: Boad Nelly note spellingMichael 5260 for Joe, Sun Jan 20 08:57
                I measured the Boad Nelly note and the preceding directional note to within 1/16 of an inch. Here are the measurements. Boad Nelly note: Height- 3 14/16(7/8) inches Width- 4 13/16 inches Directional... more
                • Re: Boad Nelly note spellingJoe for Michael 5260, Sun Jan 20 10:17
                  Michael, I got similar measurements from the images in Haring's book, which I then used to determine the actual size of the notes, from the enclosed measurement scale. I also found a very similar... more
                  • Re: Boad Nelly note spellingMichael 5260 for Joe, Sun Jan 20 11:55
                    One time Kelvin Keraga and I had a discussion about the ransom notes. We started wondering what the stationery looked like when it was taken from the box. After much speculating we arrived at a... more
                    • Re: Boad Nelly note spellingJoe for Michael 5260, Sun Jan 20 15:20
                      Michael, I believe you and Kelvin are correct about the writing paper used for the ransom notes. Many years ago, I bid and lost (don't ask) on an original and unopened pack of 1930's Fifth Avenue... more
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