Provenance: you either have it or you don’t.
Provenance is a big deal in making your theory stick. It’s the glue. It’s the evidence. It’s the proof.
So who is responsible for the provenance that backs up the universally accepted theory that Jessica is Jestyn?
Who’s work was it?
The following sentence has been taken from Derek Abbott’s ‘List of facts on the Tamam Shud Case that are often misrepresented.’
- 7. Although ‘Jestyn’ is not her actual first name, it was some sort of nickname. She signed herself ‘Jestyn’ in Alf Boxall’s copy of The Rubaiyat.
There it is.
And if Professor Abbott has no proof it was (1) a nickname or (2) Jessica signed the Rubaiyat herself – number 7 is a misrepresentation in itself.
I rest my case.
4:57 – “Inside the front cover, she’d written him an inscription.”
Littlemore didn’t ask Boxall who wrote the inscription. He only asked if it was written as the result of a ‘heavy night.’ Littlemore’s comment that it was written by Jessica was dubbed. If this is what DA is relying on, he shouldn’t.