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MS Typ 473.3

Miscellaneous specimens of American penmanship, 1773-1865: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: pf
Call No.: MS Typ 473.3
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Miscellaneous specimens of American penmanship
Date(s): 1773-1865
Quantity: .3 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract: Copybooks and other specimens of 18th-19th-century penmanship.

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.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Miscellaneous Specimens of American Penmanship, 1773-1865 (MS Typ 473.3). Houghton Library, Harvard University.


Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

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

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