You may know Roger Williams as a theologian, a philosopher, and the founder of Rhode Island. Depending on your level of interest, you may or may not find him a figure of great interest. But you’ve probably never thought of him as a figure of mystery.
However, how many 17th century figures took notes on books in codes that have not been unraveled until today?
According to SFGate,
His coded writings are in the form of notes in the margins of a book at the university’s John Carter Brown Library. The nearly 250-page volume, “An Essay Towards the Reconciling of Differences Among Christians,” was donated in the 1800s and included a handwritten note identifying Williams as the notes’ author—though even that was uncertain at first.