[alt-photo] Re: Katharine Thayer
Mike and Jan Andrews
botanic88 at hotmail.co.uk
Thu Mar 10 11:35:13 GMT 2011
I agree very much with what Peter said about Katherine's contributions to our discussions at the end of last year. There can be no doubt about the strength of her advocacy for Gum Bichromate.
> Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2011 22:48:44 -0500
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> From: pfriedrichsen at sympatico.ca
> Subject: [alt-photo] Re: Katharine Thayer
> 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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