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Re: handwritten note
« Reply #27 on: Tuesday 26 November 19 21:43 GMT (UK) »
Agree that this may not relate to a ship, however because your family had no naval connections does not mean they may not have mentioned the loss of a ship.  ;)

Also agree the word is not penitentiary but despite only a couple of illegible letters (which the eye/brain often can fill in the “gaps”), I can’t make any sense of it.

Added: looking at the word cleaned up, I wonder if the first letter could be a D?  :-\

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Re: handwritten note
« Reply #28 on: Wednesday 27 November 19 04:37 GMT (UK) »
I did wonder if it was the number "13" followed by something.  Here is another example of his handwriting.

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« Reply #29 on: Wednesday 27 November 19 04:42 GMT (UK) »
D of Drawers in that second piece is quite distinct. 
So mystery letter not a D

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Re: handwritten note
« Reply #30 on: Wednesday 27 November 19 04:55 GMT (UK) »
The last extract of his hand-writing I posted was written a few months before his death - he was 84 then - could his handwriting have changed over the years?...


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Re: handwritten note
« Reply #31 on: Wednesday 27 November 19 06:46 GMT (UK) »
I did wonder if it was the number "13" followed by something.  Here is another example of his handwriting.

Deirdre

Hmmm. Looks like an early SMS - no full stops or commas!  ;)

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I think it looks like "13M".

Also...if you look at the way he writes "acknowledge" in the first line of this second writing sample, it could well be an attempt at "penitentiary" in the first sample!  ;D

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Re: handwritten note
« Reply #32 on: Wednesday 27 November 19 08:16 GMT (UK) »
Can I throw a spanner in the works!  I do agree that the first word in 2nd line is "the".  But is there a chance that it could be "His".  In other words, Luke sent Word lost his.... 

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Re: handwritten note
« Reply #33 on: Wednesday 27 November 19 09:42 GMT (UK) »
Comparison; NOTE v MATHIAS hand writing.  Mathias' hand written "s" is fairly clear cut and uniform. Like a narrow italic 8

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