Michael 5260 for Joe
Re: Letter to Erastus M. Hudson - Postmarked 1935-12-13
Tue Feb 19, 2019 14:44

Here are a few things you can compare.

The Hudson letter envelope address:

The H in Hudson, the H in Hospital, and New York.

The Hudson letter content:

In the salutation, the H in Hudson.

The word "to", the word "is", the word "know" in the first line, 3rd word.

The word "the", appearing two times.

The word "is" twice.

Nosovitsky's letter:

The H in Hospital, page II, 4th line, first word.

The H in Hospital at the bottom of the letter.

"New York" written in the date and on page II, line 8, 7th word.

The word "to", I think there are nine of them.

The word "is".

The word "the" written three times.

The word "know", page II, line 6, 4th word.

I think that after you compare the two documents and what I have pointed out you will see the differences and conclude that they were written by two different writers.

The spelling of the name "Jhon"? All I can say truthfully is that it is an alternate spelling for the name "John". Although, if you take a close look at the "J's" appearing in the name "Jhon" on both documents you will see a slight difference between their letter forms and their construction.

The writers of the Hudson letter and Nosovitsky's letter are both European writers. They first learned to write abroad and then learned to write in English. This is why you can find some similarities in their handwriting. We are not interested in the obvious similarities. What we are after are the inconspicuous subtleties that will identify or eliminate a writer.

Actually, if you have two writings (letters) written in the same language by two different writers you are bound to find similarities between the two writings. If this were not true we would be unable to read another person's handwriting. The similarities that are found are "class characteristics". They are characteristics that may be common to a large number of people who learned to write from the same handwriting system or they may be prevalent within a small group of individuals with a common interest.

You also have "national characteristics" that have been learned from the handwriting systems and customs of a country and are peculiar to their country of origin. This is why David Bari's handwriting was so interesting when investigators were trying to determine the writer of the Lindbergh ransom notes.

  • Re: Letter to Erastus M. Hudson - Postmarked 1935-12-13Joe for Michael 5260, Tue Feb 19 11:32
    Within the attached link, are a couple of samples of Jacob Nosovitsky's known handwriting. Two reference words within them jumped out at me in relation to words which appear in the Dr. Erastus Mead... more
    • Re: Letter to Erastus M. Hudson - Postmarked 1935-12-13 — Michael 5260 for Joe, Tue Feb 19 14:44
      • Re: Letter to Erastus M. Hudson - Postmarked 1935-12-13Joe for Michael 5260, Thu Feb 21 08:09
        Thanks Michael, I'll check out your findings in more detail this weekend. My own feeling is that the extreme similarities within those two words I pointed out, bear some real consideration. Clearly,... more
        • Re: Letter to Erastus M. Hudson - Postmarked 1935-12-13Michael 5260 for Joe, Thu Feb 21 10:06
          Joe, do you have the Pelletreau article that was published in the True Detective Mysteries magazine? This is eighteen pages of maudulin foolishness. Here is the only thing Pelletreau was correct... more
          • Re: Letter to Erastus M. Hudson - Postmarked 1935-12-13Joe for Michael 5260, Thu Feb 21 14:55
            I read about Pelletreau first through Behn's book years ago. And yes, he was way off the mark in almost all respects, but I'm not convinced Nosovitsky didn't write that letter to Dr. Hudson.
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