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Georgia Convict Register - Handwriting Help

Georgia Convict Register - Handwriting Help

Posted: 10 Dec 2013 5:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
What do you make of the entry for J. B. Nelson's crime?
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Re: Georgia Convict Register - Handwriting Help

Posted: 10 Dec 2013 7:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
Opb words.

It's a little hard to be sure on small example of writing.

Kerrie.

Re: Georgia Convict Register - Handwriting Help

Posted: 10 Dec 2013 8:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
Kerrie,

You are right. I found the same crime on another image (in different handwriting), written as "O.P.B. words."

Now if I could only figure out what it means...

Thanks,
Mitch

Re: Georgia Convict Register - Handwriting Help

Posted: 10 Dec 2013 9:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
That's the reason I hesitated as I couldn't think what opb stood for, it was still early here in Aus, but I still can't "get" it. Will let you know if I come up with anything, these things bug me 'til I know.

Kerrie.

Re: Georgia Convict Register - Handwriting Help

Posted: 11 Dec 2013 2:18AM GMT
Classification: Query
It's been bugging me also. Not certain this is it, but I found the term "opprobrious words" in "Park's Annotated Code of the State of Georgia" (http://books.google.com/books?id=YbIwAQAAMAAJ&dq=opprobr...). Seems reasonable that it could have been abbreviated "opb."

Mitch

Re: Georgia Convict Register - Handwriting Help

Posted: 11 Dec 2013 2:32AM GMT
Classification: Query
Well done Mitch! Definitely opb.

Means expressing scorn, disgrace, or contempt, or shameful or infamous. (not that I'll remember that)

Kerrie.

Re: Georgia Convict Register - Handwriting Help

Posted: 13 Dec 2013 11:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
And here it is in full ( just found it in review)

Kerrie. (who doesn't really forget things)
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Re: Georgia Convict Register - Handwriting Help

Posted: 15 Dec 2013 12:17AM GMT
Classification: Query
Very nice! After some googling, I found that use of "opprobrious words" was a crime in Georgia until 1972, when it was struck down by the US Supreme Court.
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