Calligraphy Puzzles

While cleaning and rehousing part of MS 3667 (Learney Estate: Innes family papers), our Collections Care Assistant, Laura, found something rather surprising hidden between some pieces of correspondence.

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The envelope reads, “Calligraphic puzzles written by Thomas Innes when confined to lying on his back for 5 months – sent to his son William 1866.”

Inside were four little cards, each with what appeared to be random lines and coloured shapes.

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That is, until you tilt them first one way, then the other…

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“It is an honour for a man to cease from strife.” Proverb 20:3, KJV

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“Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.” Proverbs 16:18, KJV

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“Boast not thyself of tomorrow for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.” Proverb 27:1, KJV

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“He that is slow to anger is better than he that is mighty” Proverbs 16:32, KJV

 

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