Students Crack Shorthand of Rhode Island's Founder

Brown University math major figures out notes of Roger Williams

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Nov 30, 2012 5:24 PM CST

(Newser) – The obscure book's margins are virtually filled with clusters of curious foreign characters—a mysterious shorthand used by 17th-century religious dissident Roger Williams. For centuries the scribbles went undeciphered. But a team of Brown University students has finally cracked the code. Historians call the...   Read full story »

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