The Collation

Research and Exploration at the Folger

“What manner o’thing is your crocodile?”: May 2017

Image of crocodile mystery text for The Collation

For the Crocodile Mystery this month, peer into the handwriting of this manuscript and let us know what word or words you see and/or what they mean. Leave your thoughts and guesses as a reply in the Comments section.

Check back next week for the answer.

One Comment


  • This seems to be written in Secretary hand.
    I say the first three letters are “Est” , and the last two letters are “ee”.
    The rest of the letters I am not certain of.


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