Reassembling Humpty Dumpty: Putting George Washington’s Cyphering Manuscript Back Together Again
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Soon after we began the study of George Washington’s cyphering manuscript we realized that some of the pages were missing. To understand how this happened, we shall first discuss the provenance of the cyphering books. Then we present some “missing” pages that we have located, provide evidence that there are still more missing pages, and describe the detective work involved in situating these pages in the manuscript.
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The authors would like to thank Florence Fasanelli, Julie Miller, David Zitarelli, and several referees for helpful comments.
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