* M.O./Check/Final Project/Books
- I received the $60 money order from Marc yesterday.
Karin Howell will get a check from me for that
amount sent to her on Monday.
Karin Howell (only has a younger sister left of all her family) &
David Howell (his brother, last remaining Howell family member.)
996 Dorset Road
Powhatan, VA 23139
James had no insurance and was only age 42 at the time of his
death. His mother had died the previous November. This leaves
only his wife and brother to pay the debts for two funerals and
all his things are being sold, including his knives, books, and
tools. Contributions from any quarter are appreciated. My wife
and I both sent checks soon after we heard he'd died.
He was a friend to every member of this list since its inception.
In addition, for my part, I am trying to coordinate a final
project of Finnr's/James' which he wrote to me about doing in a
positive vein. He was attempting to emulate my success in getting
useful works reprinted for his fellow reenactors -as a service-.
He had been selling them himself successfully and was intrigued
with the idea of doing it too.
I found the email four days after he died so I only know what he
had to say in it, and a little he had discussed with Jack Thompson
about it, which was positive but brief.
He was trying to coordinate the reprinting of the scarce 1985
book by Arthur MacGregor on Bone, Antler, Ivory and Horn, which
is considered to be the bible of historical methods in those materials.
I have arranged to buy the copy from James' library for a fair price
and sent the check already so we will have one for reprinting from.
James expected his to be used as he said MacGregor only had one copy
The -Problem- is, I don't have MacGregor's email/real address yet.
James had apparently initiated some dialog with MacGregor about
reprinting it with the Caber Press and said MagGregor sounded
interested in it.
Jack Thompson doesn't have the MacGregor address either and
while James had briefly discussed it with him, he had not been
in touch with MacGregor about the copyright permissions.
James had sent him the book dimensions and page numbers to ask
if he could reprint it, which he can. If any of you have this
address or can find it we would appreciate hearing of it.
Jack is tcl@... .
The last two books Jack and I collaborated on were English Medieval
Chests and the very recent Ancient Locks and Keys (1883 with more
recent contributions added by Jack and me (a bibliography)).
Jack also sells a reprint of the French book on (historical)
Leatherwork by de Recy and a translation from the Danish on
(traditional) Tanning by Rahme. All are reasonably priced.
Caber Press http://home.teleport.com/~tcl/CaberPress_web.pdf
Thompson Conservation Lab - http://home.teleport.com/~tcl
7549 N. Fenwick
Portland, Oregon 97217 USA
Previously Norm Larson had reprinted The Mastermyr Find: A
Viking Age Tool Chest from Gotland; with metal working tools
woodworking tools and cooking equipment as well. $18.
Likely a boat overturned in a bog lake which later turned into
a meadow. They were discovered by a plow and are without
doubt the best single tools find of the medieval era. I had
looked for it for three years without success myself. I now
have both the original book and the reprint. Norm's reprint
was 2000 copies, and he secured permission shortly before
Greta Arwidsson died. So it was lucky.
Norm Larson Books,
5426 E. Hwy 246, Lompoc, CA 93436.
Fax 805-735-8367, Ph 800-743-4766
Postage is $2 for first book
plus $.50 for each additional book to a maximum of $5.00.
If you have any information to add, or feel moved to contribute
to Finnr's funeral expenses, please help. All the addresses are