Missing Map Overlap
The Harvard Crimson reports on the growing concern that Forbes Smiley may have stolen more maps than he admitted to, and on a meeting of affected map libraries this Monday: “But at least four of those libraries, including the Houghton [Harvard’s Houghton Library], are missing copies of the same maps, raising concern that Smiley may have taken more than he has admitted to stealing from seven libraries over a seven-and-a-half year period in a plea bargain he signed in June.” The meeting will determine which of Smiley’s admitted 97 stolen maps came from which library.
For coverage of librarians’ suspicions, see previous entries: Yale Issues Statement About Smiley Investigation; Boston Globe on Libraries’ Suspicions About Smiley; Libraries Suspect Smiley in More Map Thefts; Is Forbes Smiley Getting Off Easy?; Three Missing British Maps Still Missing.
For coverage of the Forbes Smiley case in general, consult the Map Thefts category archives.