Joe for Michael 5260
Re: Boad Nelly note spelling
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:00
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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 demonstrated to have been torn from the same larger sheet of paper. He has not evaluated the Boad Nelly note against any of the other ransom notes.

Certainly with Hauptmann having some of the same type of writing paper still at home after his arrest, would seem to indicate the Boad Nelly note was also written with the same supply.

In order to be certain though, would this involve little more than a side by side comparison using 100X or even less magnification?

  • Re: Boad Nelly note spellingMichael 5260 for Joe, Wed Jan 16 14:44
    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... more
    • Re: Boad Nelly note spelling — Joe for Michael 5260, Thu Jan 17 11:00
      • 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
                    • Re: Boad Nelly note spellingMichael 5260 for Joe, Sun Jan 20 17:35
                      It's hard to tell from the photograph but the top, bottom, and left hand sides of the Boad Nelly note may be factory cut edges. If so, Hauptmann did turn the paper on its side when he wrote the note. ... more
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