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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Typ 473.3

Miscellaneous specimens of American penmanship

Copybooks and other specimens of 18th-19th-century penmanship.

Dates

  • 1773-1865

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted: Most items are fragile. Permission of the curator is required for access.

Extent

.3 linear feet (1 box)

Specimens of American handwriting, some by professional writing masters but most by New England school pupils in copybooks, from the 18th and 19th-centuries.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from various sources at various times. Accession information, as far as it is known, is given with the item entry.

This collection was assembled from items in the Harvard College Library before 1945.

Processing Information

Processed by: J. F. Coakley.
Link to catalog
Title
Miscellaneous specimens of American penmanship, 1773-1865: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
EAD ID
hou01858

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

Contact:
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Harvard University
Cambridge MA 02138 USA
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