Does anyone know where I could find images of St. Thomas Aquinas’s original manuscripts (MSS) online? Thanks
Many people have heard of the mirrored handwriting of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), http://www.handwriting.org/images/samples/ldavinci.gif [RIGHT]—Handwriting.org[/RIGHT]
but few know that another genius, St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), wrote Latin with a littera inintelligibilis, an “unintelligible lettering:” http://www.u.arizona.edu/~aversa/thomas_aquinas_littera_inintelligibilis.jpg Manuscript page showing “littera inintelligibilis,” written and autographed by St. Thomas Aquinas.
[RIGHT]—“St. Thomas Aquinas,” New Catholic Encyclopedia[/RIGHT]
St. Thomas apparently dictated his writings to a handful secretaries simultaneously because he could not get his thoughts down fast enough. This might explain his littera inintelligibilis.