Ethel Medlock letter to paper Indianapolis Star 1/28/1921
Views of the People. A Possible Stradivarius. To the Editor of The flfor: My father, M. E. McQpllan, Salem, Ind., has an old violin, which he values) very highly, with this inscription on inside of back, which can DC read through scrolls of the front: "Antonius Stradivarius, Cremonenti, | Faciabat, Anno 1713." . ^ ^ 1 - . - Â· TIT.. , , * , * Â· ! '* * * 1 ' that paper is so yellow with age and M - v auto and j *o read through the scrolls, | New he and the in there may be a few letters in the misread, but it ce-tainlv is genuine. th Seeing in your Sunday edition about ] the one 188 years old, thought I would tell you about this one. ETHEL MEDLOCK. Goodland, Ind. A Stradivarius of 1713 the period . f ,,- nact ;,, , 'Dobbin was when the maker was at his oest, i n very rare and valuable instrument, ing worth thousands of dollars. It HAS W U I U l l Lll*JUDdllu? \JL u.'Jiit',* Â«.'. M. -t- v not alwavs follow however, that all of not always IOHOW, nowe tr L pep ?nd . power . , : l^ _,. _: 7 Â» + ; n Snanfint l^inv d V Â»*Ti j ^ . _ ,_ violins bearing Latin inscriptions, even u f when the Latin is in the proper are what they purport to be.