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Harry Bentley's code - a request for help

  • 31-12-2019 10:54pm
    Registered Users Posts: 237 ✭✭

    This is a poser from a friend of mine. Maybe someone can figure it out?

    "In 1964, I was given a book by a man I worked with, Harry Bentley. Harry was sharp-witted, and inscribed the book with his signature and the following: To E.A.R. 303/9/316.

    E. A. R. are my initials, but what does the rest mean? Can you decode the letters for me? Is it a quote from the Bible (Harry was a convinced Methodist)? Is it some form of mnemonic (Harry was keen on these)?

    The title of the book is 'Effective Speech", and is ironic, for Harry had a severe speech impediment."

    Anyone have an insight? Thanks in advance.