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Modeled after a original document (British Library, Ms. Loan #128) signed by Queen Elizabeth I, Instructions for Ralph Sadler for the arrest of Mary Queen of Scots, 1584. #DocumentSecurity #CrossHatching @letterlocking MITLibraries.mit.e...
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Of the British Library's collection of 46 letters from the Second Earl of Essex to Queen Elizabeth I of England, this is the only one with evidence suggeting it was once secured shut with a 5 mm band of paper and sealing wax. Modeled aft...
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Queen Elizabeth I to Rafe Sadler: Triangle-shaped paper lock w/slit perpendicular to fore-edge. England 1584. This letterlocking technique has features found on the most secure historic formats: the paper lock is from the same letter it ...
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Letterlocking: Blank margin lock. Model of the highest level of built-in security found in letterlocking since the paper lock remains attached to the actual letter it is securing shut. Found in the Sir Robert Harley Papers at the Britis...
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Benjamin Magolan discusses his research which focuses on computational fluid dynamics (CFD), Magolan has been devising and testing algorithms to help model the flow of coolant water inside the core of a nuclear reactor.
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Prof. Emeritus Stephen Chorover (1933-2015) discusses nature vs. nurture in psychology and neuroscience. This interview was shot for the documentary "From Mind to Brain: The Story of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT". Chorover was a...
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This letterlocking format was used by Russian Soldiers during World War II. Sealing the letter shut was forbidden however the letters did retained privacy as an unsealed enclosure. (NB. Some WWII-era prisoner of war printed stationery al...
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Elizabeth Stuart used ciphers, special codes that need a key to unlock them, to hide information from prying eyes. So far seven of her keys, typically alphabets of 24 letters – in seventeenth-century script i/j and u/v were interchangeab...
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Most of Elizabeth Stuart’s letters are holograph, or in her own hand. Secretarial letters were the most likely to be intercepted and opened in the expectation of politically useful content within. From the moment of her husband's death i...
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