• [Carib] The passing of two extraordinary researchers & friends

    From lwa101@comcast.net@21:1/5 to Caribbean List on Sat Aug 12 20:14:33 2017
    Folks, I have the sad mission of letting you know that we’ve lost two wonderful resources, constant friend Ricki Marshall of Frederiksted, St. Croix, Systems and Programs Librarian for the US Virgin Islands Division of Libraries and Archives, and Svend
    Holsoe of Landowne, PA, USA, author and professor of anthropology. Both were indefatigable proponents of all things Virgin Islands, and together they hosted the amazing Virgin Islands Families website at vifamilies.org. Svend had an astonishing ability
    to read the old Danish handwriting, a skill fast disappearing.

    You can read about Svend here. http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2017/may/in-memoriam-svend-holsoe/ <http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2017/may/in-memoriam-svend-holsoe/>

    You can read about Ricki here. Her death, I believe, was sudden and unexpected. (Her given name was Aretha Marie Marshall.) http://www.virginislandsdailynews.com/obituaries/aretha-marie-marshall/article_cb2c355b-e652-5b4b-983e-ee7377ca3504.html <http://

    All the best to all of you. Carpe diem!

    Laura in a steambath called NC

    --- SoupGate-Win32 v1.05
    * Origin: fsxNet Usenet Gateway (21:1/5)