Timeline of handwriting and penmanship manuscripts

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ca. 1669-1693

Isaac Newton, To make excellent ink

ca. 1690-1695

Isaac Newton, Draft chapters of a treatise on the origin of religion and its corruption, 41.3r
Isaac Newton, Draft chapters of a treatise on the origin of religion and its corruption, 41.3v
Isaac Newton, Draft chapters of a treatise on the origin of religion and its corruption, 41.4r

1683

Benjamin Chew, Papers, Swedish colonists, 1683

1706

Stephen Cushing, Title page
Stephen Cushing, Draw with your pens left corner all stroaks

1710

Grace Hoopes, 1710

1736

Affidavit of John Ross, 1736

1738

Affidavit of Benjamin Eastburn, 1738
Affidavit of Benjamin Eastburn, page 2, 1738
Affidavit of Benjamin Eastburn, back, 1738

1743

Thomas Ringgold, Letter to Benjamin Chew, 1743
Thomas Ringgold, Letter to Benjamin Chew, back, 1743

1755

William Shirley, Letter to Tawenoe, 1755

1757

William Denny, Letter to Benjamin Chew, 1757

John Gilbert, Writing exercise: Humility is a grand virtue
John Gilbert, Writing exercise: Recd the 27th of Nov

1770

Abiah Holbrook, unnamed design with script examples, 1770

1773

Henry Ridgely, Letter to Benjamin Chew, 1773
Henry Ridgely, Letter to Benjamin Chew, back, 1773

1776

Benjamin Franklin, Letter to George Washington, 1776

1777

Joseph Cochran, Letter to Benjamin Chew, 1777
Joseph Cochran, Letter to Benjamin Chew, back, 1777

1786

W Breck, Rule of three

1787

W Breck, Tare and trett

Spencer Colbe, A system of; english print, cover
Spencer Colbe, A system of; english print, end page
Spencer Colbe, A system of; english print, engrossed letters D and S with name

1790

Joseph Richards, Writing exercise: A good reputation
Joseph Richards, Writing exercise: A am B bm
Joseph Richards, Writing exercise: E em F fm
Joseph Richards, Writing exercise: Depend not
Joseph Richards, Writing exercise: I im j jm

Noah Webster, Jr., contract, October 5, 1790, page 1
Noah Webster, Jr., contract, October 5, 1790, page 2

1792

John Stow, Letter to Benjamin Chew, 1792
John Stow, Letter to Benjamin Chew, back, 1792

1793

Alexander Hamilton, Letter to Benjamin Chew, 1793

1798

Abraham Gochenour, Arithmetic manuscript, title page
Abraham Gochenour, Arithmetic manuscript, addition
Abraham Gochenour, Arithmetic manuscript, subtraction

1800

Sarah Frisby, Letter to Benjamin Chew, 1800
Sarah Frisby, Letter to Benjamin Chew, back, 1800

1801

James Gallagher, Letter to Benjamin Chew, 1801

J Steele, Letter to Benjamin Chew, 1801
J Steele, Letter to Benjamin Chew, back, 1801

1804

Joseph _____ (slave), Letter to Benjamin Chew, 1804
Joseph _____ (slave), Letter to Benjamin Chew, back, 1804

1805

Sarah Hearsey, Reduction by multiplication

ca. 1808-1812

Benjamin H Coates, Steal not this book, version 1, circa 1808-1812
Benjamin H Coates, Steal not this book, version 2, circa 1808-1812
Benjamin H Coates, School-boy papers, circa 1808-1812

181_

William Putnam, Advice

1813

William Putnam, Ambition
William Putnam, Writing

1815

William Putnam, Detraction. Knowledge.

1816

John Putnam, The dying eagle

1817

John Putnam, Schoolbook Cover
John Putnam, The summer's morning

182_

Mahald Straw, Cock Robin's Courtship and Marriage, title page

pre-1830

Unknown, Grammar manuscript 1, page 1
Unknown, Grammar manuscript 1, page 2
Unknown, Grammar manuscript 1, page 3
Unknown, Grammar manuscript 1, page 4

1832

John L Lincoln, Valedictory address, August 22, 1832, page 1
John L Lincoln, Valedictory address, August 22, 1832, page 2

Joseph Parker 2d Grand list, front
Joseph Parker 2d Grand list, back



1833

Samuel Staples, Jr., Receipt, front
Samuel Staples, Jr., Receipt, front, detail 1
Samuel Staples, Jr., Receipt, back

1834

to Nicholas Shaw and Anna Shaw, Receipt, front
to Nicholas Shaw and Anna Shaw, Receipt, back

1837

Caroline Luyster, Writing exercise: Be careful to hold your pen well

Noah Webster, Jr., letter to William D Williamson, May 6, 1837, address
Noah Webster, Jr., letter to William D Williamson, May 6, 1837, page 1
Noah Webster, Jr., letter to William D Williamson, May 6, 1837, page 2

1838

Caroline Luyster, Writing exercise: Pursue learning

1839

Louisa Barton, Mortgage, front, 1839
Louisa Barton, Mortgage, back, 1839

1840

Deborah Higgins, Letter, copy 1, 1840

Deborah Higgins, Letter, copy 2, 1840

1844

Samuel Finley Breese Morse, First telegraph message, 24 May 1844

1849

James G King & Sons, bank check, 1849

185-?

Joseph Emerson Worcester, dictionary page "iconology" to "idiopathical", 185-?

circa 1855

H Baker, Italian hand writing by H Baker penmanship, circa 1855

Jacob H Bornt, Title page, circa 1855
Jacob H Bornt, Border samples, circa 1855
Jacob H Bornt, Eagle, circa 1855
Jacob H Bornt, Ornamental penmanship taught in 12 lessons, circa 1855
Jacob H Bornt, Ornamental writing from Jacob H Bornt, circa 1855
Jacob H Bornt, Penmanship is a splendid accomplishment, circa 1855
Jacob H Bornt, Penmanship may be accomplish of Jacob H Bornt, circa 1855
Jacob H Bornt, Signature page, circa 1855
Jacob H Bornt, Songbird, circa 1855

1855

Sydney Howard Gay, Record of Fugitives, 1855, page 26
Sydney Howard Gay, Record of Fugitives, 1855, page 27
Sydney Howard Gay, Record of Fugitives, 1855, page 28

1856

Platt Rogers Spencer, Gents

18__

Platt Rogers Spencer, The principles

1860

S T Shannon, Receipt, front
S T Shannon, Receipt, back

1861

Robert E Lee, Letter to Winfield Scott, page 1, 1861
Robert E Lee, Letter to Winfield Scott, page 2, 1861

Bingham, Joy_& Sandford, Letter, front
Bingham, Joy_& Sandford, Letter, back

George L Shackford, Letter
George L Shackford, Letter, back

1862

Thomas Alva Edison, Letter to Willis D Engle, page 1, 1862
Thomas Alva Edison, Letter to Willis D Engle, page 2, 1862

John McLean Harrington, The weekly news, volume 3, no. 1, page 1
John McLean Harrington, The weekly news, volume 3, no. 1, pages 2-3
John McLean Harrington, The weekly news, volume 3, no. 1, page 4

aide to Robert E Lee, Telegram to Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard, page 1, 1862
aide to Robert E Lee, Telegram to Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard, page 2, 1862

after 1862

Unknown, The Battle Prayer, front
Unknown, The Battle Prayer, back

1863

John Britting, Receipt

Abraham Lincoln, "Nicolay Copy" of the Gettysburg Address, page 1, 1863
Abraham Lincoln, "Nicolay Copy" of the Gettysburg Address, page 2, 1863

Abraham Lincoln, "Hay Draft" of the Gettysburg Address, page 1, 1863
Abraham Lincoln, "Hay Draft" of the Gettysburg Address, page 2, 1863

Wager Swayne, Letter to Edwin Lewis Lybarger, 1863

1865

J S Pendergrast, Left handed writing sample submitted to penmanship competition for amputees, civil war soldiers, 1865

1866

Thomas Alva Edison, Telegram to Nancy Elliott Edison and Samuel Ogden Edison, 1866

Alfred D Whitehouse, Left handed writing sample of amputees, civil war soldiers, 1866

1867

Thomas Alva Edison, Telegram to Nancy Elliott Edison and Samuel Ogden Edison, 1867

Burritt Stiles, Left handed writing sample submitted to penmanship competition for amputees, civil war soldiers, 1867

1868

Thomas Alva Edison, Letter to John Clark Van Duzer, page 1, 1868
Thomas Alva Edison, Letter to John Clark Van Duzer, page 2, 1868
Thomas Alva Edison, Letter to John Clark Van Duzer, page 3, 1868

1869

Thomas Alva Edison, Receipt to Samuel W Ropes Jr, 1869

1870

C M Pace, Deed, front
C M Pace, Deed, back

18__

William N Pile, Letter 1, page 1

1875

A. W. Agassiz (assumed), Letter, 1875
Thomas Alva Edison, Journal Notes, pages 2- 3, 1875
Pomroy Jones to Governor Tilden, page 1, 1875
Pomroy Jones to Governor Tilden, page 1, 1875, large image
Pomroy Jones to Governor Tilden, page 1, 1875, large image, close up
Pomroy Jones to Governor Tilden, pages 2 and 3, 1875
Pomroy Jones to Governor Tilden, page 4, 1875

1876

Elizabeth "Lizzie" M Morrissey, diary entry, June 8, 1876

1877

Thomas Alva Edison Papers, Daily Electric Letter, Vol I, No. 39, 1877

Secretary of S H Grant, letter to James Carson Brevoort, 1877

Tice & Lynch, bill / receipt, 1877

1878

Horatio N Easby, Letter 1, page 1
Horatio N Easby, Letter 1, page 2
J U Mackenzie, Receipt to Valentine Marsh, 1878
S W Wetmore, Christmas at Illinois State Penitentiary, 1878
S W Wetmore, Christmas at Illinois State Penitentiary, Programme, 1878

1879

to John W Hamersley , Salutation, front
to John W Hamersley, Salutation, back

188_

E H Gilbert, Letter 1, page 1
E H Gilbert, Letter 1, page 2
E H Gilbert, Letter 1, pages 3 and 5
E H Gilbert, Letter 1, page 4
E H Gilbert, Letter 1, page 5


1884

New York City Fire Department to I. H. Dahlman, Bill, 1884

1885

Elmer Ward Bloser, Letter 1, page 1
Elmer Ward Bloser, Letter 1, page 2
Elmer Ward Bloser, Letter 1, envelope front

1885

see bottom of document
C M Pace, Deed, front
C M Pace, Deed, back

1887

James C Pilling to Frederick Saunders, Letter, 1887

1892

Helen Armory Ernst to Worthington Ford_letter, page 1, 1892
Helen Armory Ernst to Worthington Ford_letter, page 2, 1892

1893

John Cotton Dana, letter to Melvil Dewey, 1893
Zella Allen Dixson, letter to Melvil Dewey, 1893
Mary L. Titcomb, letter to Melvil Dewey, page 1, 1893
Mary L. Titcomb, letter to Melvil Dewey, page 2, 1893

1894

Nellie Cundall, Amy Fuller, Report card, front, 1894
Nellie Cundall, Amy Fuller, Report card, back, 1894

1897

William H Beacom, Letter to editor penman's art journal, 1897
Clyde C Lister, Letter to William J Kinsely, 1897

1898

Jefferson Carle, Letter
Jefferson Carle, Letter, detail 1

1902

P K Musselman, Letter

1905

Francis B Courtney, Envelope 1, 1905
Francis B Courtney, Envelope 2, 1905

Dickerson H Farley, Envelope, 1905

O E Hovis, Envelope, 1905

Louis Madarasz, Envelope, 1905

John F Siple, Envelope, 1905

H C Spencer, Envelope, 1905
Frederick W Tamblyn, Envelope, 1905

after 1905?

Charles W Ransom, Alphabet 1

1907-1908

Eliot Harlow Robinson, Class notes, Harvard Law School, 1907-1908

1908

Basil L Gildersleeve to Donald Gay Baker, letter, 1908

1911

George L Woodard, letter, 1911

1919

Mary Gardiner Adams to Worthington Ford, letter, circa 1919

1939

Nan Jay Barchowsky, Elementary school essay, India, 1939

1949

to B. Dean, Letter 1, page 1
to B. Dean, Letter 1, page 2
to B. Dean, Letter 1, page 3
to B. Dean, Letter 1, page 4
to B. Dean, Letter 1, page 5
to B. Dean, Letter 1, page 6
to B. Dean, Letter 1, page 6 back
to B. Dean, Letter 1, envelope

Bess, Letter 1, page 1
Bess, Letter 1, page 2
Bess, Letter 2, page 1
Bess, Letter 2, page 2

1950, approximate

Nan Jay Barchowsky, Recipe, Cheesecake pie, 1950

1951

Nellie Knoess, Letter, page 1
Nellie Knoess, Letter, page 2
Nellie Knoess, Letter, envelope front
Nellie Knoess, Letter, envelope back

Walter Powers, Letter 1, page 1
Walter Powers, Letter 1, page 2
Walter Powers, Letter 1, envelope front
Walter Powers, Letter 1, envelope back

Walter Powers, Letter 2, page 1
Walter Powers, Letter 2, page 2
Walter Powers, Letter 2, envelope front
Walter Powers, Letter 2, envelope back

Phyllis Richards, Letter 1, page 1
Phyllis Richards, Letter 1, page 2
Phyllis Richards, Letter 1, page 2, punctuation detail 1
Phyllis Richards, Letter 1, envelope

1962

to Anne Marie Powers, Postcard 1, front
to Anne Marie Powers, Postcard 1, back

to Joan Mae Powers, Postcard 1, front
to Joan Mae Powers, Postcard 1, back

1968

Norma Isabel Napirkosky, Letter 1, page 1
Norma Isabel Napirkosky, Letter 1, page 1, detail 1
Norma Isabel Napirkosky, Letter 1, page 2
Norma Isabel Napirkosky, Letter 1, envelope front
Norma Isabel Napirkosky, Letter 1, envelope back

1976

Maura to Annie Powers, Letter
Maura to Annie Powers, Letter, back and envelope

1977

Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum, My Review, page 1
Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum, My Review, page 2
Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum, My Review, page 3
Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum, My Review, page 3, detail 1
Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum, My Review, page 3, detail 2

2013

Amos Wolff, X-Mas 2013, page 1
Amos Wolff, X-Mas 2013, page 1, detail 1
Amos Wolff, X-Mas 2013, page 1, detail 2
Amos Wolff, X-Mas 2013, page 1, detail 3

2014

Nan Jay Barchowsky, Note, A quick brown fox, 2014

Emrah Er, Note 1
Emrah Er, Poem 1

Shangching Cheng Huitzacua, Fountain pen day, cursive
Shangching Cheng Huitzacua, Fountain pen day, italic
Shangching Cheng Huitzacua, Fountain pen day, print

Derek Knoble, Note 1

Mary Jo Renzi, Letter 1, page 1
Mary Jo Renzi, Letter 1, page 2

Tina Stison, Excerpt from Edgar Allan Poe's The premature burial, Card front, 2014
Tina Stison, Excerpt from Edgar Allan Poe's The premature burial, Card inside, 2014
Tina Stison, Excerpt from Edgar Allan Poe's The premature burial, Card inside, mirror image, 2014
Tina Stison, Note, How I started writing backwards, 2014
Tina Stison, Note, Why I write backwards, Extraordinary things, 2014
Tina Stison, Note, And lastly, 2014













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1908

File:1908 College and Private School Directory-Volume 2-Commercial Schools Excerpt Only.pdf