my current involvements
Combines web access to archival documents from the Mediceo del Principato (1537-1743) in the Florentine State Archives, targeted research initiatives, conferences, and publications.
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Click on the Research tab above for some of my online lectures and essays and for supplementary materials regarding the Tuesday Ten Talks.
on the name ffolliott
- The character Scott ffolliott (played by George Sanders) in Alfred Hitchcock’s Foreign Correspondent (1940) provides a novel explanation of the spelling of the name.
- a passage from “A Slice of Life,” a 1926 short story by P. G. Wodehouse:
“Sir Jasper Finch-Farrowmere?” said Wilfred.
“ffinch-ffarrowmere,” corrected the visitor, his sensitive ear detecting the capitals.
- Here’s a blog entry on F vs. ff in the history of writing.