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Help reading typed /overtyped 1930s Will please
« on: Tuesday 03 March 09 07:26 GMT (UK) »
Can I have help please in deciphering what appears to be the overtyped last para of a will that I think was made and signed in 1930sin Moose Jaw.

I've tried using a mirror but can't make out what the typed words are where there appear to be  two layers of typing.
 [ b]The date of the signing is the most significant thing... 20th day of October but which year? [/b]
The singatures are not relevant.

Any help, comments  much appreciated and thanks,

charlotte

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Re: Help reading typed /overtyped 1930s Will please
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 03 March 09 07:49 GMT (UK) »
Hi Charlotte,

Any use?

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Re: Help reading typed /overtyped 1930s Will please
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 03 March 09 07:56 GMT (UK) »
I would have guess the date of the will at 1978 but am not sure that is possible with the under/over typing showing a date of 1951.

This is very bizarre but does state "in the Supreme Court of British Columbia. In probate".

Are you able to make it out now charlotte?

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Re: Help reading typed /overtyped 1930s Will please
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 03 March 09 08:08 GMT (UK) »
Charlotte,

Year looks like 1938  Didn't have my glasses on, and it looked like a 3 ;D ;D  Sorry Charlotte :-[


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Edited :but as Dolly said, it looks like 1978
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Re: Help reading typed /overtyped 1930s Will please
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 03 March 09 08:22 GMT (UK) »
looking at the title of this thread KHP I think you were right the first time  :)

It is hard to imagine under what circumstances it would be considered proper form
to type this message on the will whether it is a copy or not.

I can't wait for charlotte to return and possibly enlighten us.

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Re: Help reading typed /overtyped 1930s Will please
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 03 March 09 08:31 GMT (UK) »
Dolly,

Its just that it looks like a shape of a 3 to me, there is a faint circle which looks like the bottom half of a 3, but the word underneath makes it hard to decide.

Will just have to wait for Charlotte.


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Re: Help reading typed /overtyped 1930s Will please
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 03 March 09 08:45 GMT (UK) »
The curl does make it look like a 3 but I have tried to match the type and all the 3s I come up with have a rounded top not a flat top

1938

1978

I'm sure it is a 7

Rog

(sorry the font doesn't paste into here - but it does show what I mean)

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Re: Help reading typed /overtyped 1930s Will please
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 03 March 09 08:54 GMT (UK) »
The more you look at it, 7 stands out.


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Re: Help reading typed /overtyped 1930s Will please
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 03 March 09 09:51 GMT (UK) »
I think it could be a "2". Look at the copy which Tati reversed and you can see a flat tail of a "2" Would 1928 makes more sense for you, it would fit well with the 'elderly looking' typing ::)

jo



Ps The flat tail doesnt belong to the Josephine which it overlays. Tricky though!
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