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    Re: Worsley's Epitome
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2017 Feb 10, 18:23 -0800

    David C, you wrote:
    "Does the museum have a list of all of the Shacketon/Worsley artifacts that they have in their collection? Maybe they have an epitome or two?"

    They might, but how could you tell? The catch again is that an "epitome" is not necessarily a book with the word epitome in the title. It could simply be a privately-bound collection of useful navigational tables and antarctic references --Worsley's own self-published compilation or "epitome," as they would have said back then. Or it could be some other generic collection of tables that Worsley casually referred to as an "epitome". By the way, if this epitome was a Norie, wouldn't you all agree that he would have called it a "Norie"? That was the habit already by this date, I believe. In any case, a museum curator indexing such a collection would probably use some very different name for such tables.

    O, if only we knew someone in distant New Zealand who spoke that strange antipodean language and could drop in and ask to look at that upside-down collection... 

    Frank Reed

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