[alt-photo] Re: Katharine Thayer

Peter Friedrichsen pfriedrichsen at sympatico.ca
Thu Mar 10 03:48:44 GMT 2011

My first introduction to the gum bichromate process was via 
Katharine's very informative web site "In Defence of Gum Bichromate"

This past November and December, I was collaborating with Michael 
Andrews who had developed a positive process for gum called ferric 
gum. Katharine had joined our forum discussion in search of a method 
to extend gum's tonal range. She contributed results from a number 
of  ferric gum experiments and we all had many good and often heated 
discussions on potential mechanisms and on the strengths and 
weaknesses of this process. Her experience and knowledge of the gum 
bichromate process made a positive difference

I think she has made a great contribution towards educating those who 
wish to practice gum bichromate, and has asked for nothing in 
return...that is rare!  Thanks so much.

Peter Friedrichsen

At 07:28 PM 03/09/2011, you wrote:
>I really don't know if she worked at some university. She always complained
>about the humidity at her place, never a laboratory or such.
>I knew her from this list since when she became a member, and I had some
>long arguments with her on and off list during several years. But I never
>knew much about her, apart that she lived somewhere on the Northern Pacific.
>Never knew her age, for example.
>I will miss her though.
>Set tibi terra laevis.
>Tom Sobota
>P.S. I wonder what will happen with her website. It would be sad to lose all
>that material.
>On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 12:34 AM, Don Sweet <don at sweetlegal.co.nz> wrote:
> > In affectionate recognition of her commitment to accuracy, we should note
> > the spelling of our late and much lamented fellow list member's christian
> > name - Katharine.
> >
> > I have always assumed she was a professor, or attached to a learning-based
> > institution.  Is that correct?
> >
> > We can, I hope, take comfort from the undiminished vigour of her recent
> > postings (see for example on the subject of nicer names for inkjet printers
> > on 12 February last).
> >
> > Don Sweet
> >
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