Specimens of plain and ornamental penmanship
Held at: University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206
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Overview and metadata sections
This oblong volume contains eleven leaves of practiced penmanship and calligraphy by a thirteen year old boy named John Gillibrand, probably living in Northumberland, England. Some of the leaves are dated March 1817. The exercises display several styles of penmanship and calligraphy throughout the volume. The leaves, written on the recto, utilize maxims, quotations, and examples of bills, promissory notes, and receipts to practice each type of script. Different scripts with calligraphic flourishes are on each leaf. The worn marbled paper covers of the volume are detached.
Sold by Lesley Aitchison (Bristol, United Kingdom), 2015.
- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Finding Aid Author
- Donna Brandolisio
- Finding Aid Date
- November 2015
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research.
- Use Restrictions
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