Burritt Stiles, Left handed writing sample submitted to penmanship competition for amputees, civil war soldiers, 1867
From Kaminski Handwriting Collection
Burritt Stiles, Left handed writing sample submitted to penmanship competition for amputees, civil war soldiers,1867
West Meridan Conn.
Wm Oland. Bourne.
Editor of the Soldiers Friend
No. 12 Centre St.
Dear Sir. You will see by this that
I am trying for the Prize of fifty dollars,
by sending you a specimen of my left hand
Penmanship, and in doing so give you you
a sketch of how I was unfortunate , and
lost my right arm, while a soldier in
Uncle Sams Army.
- Burritt Stiles
- Date written
- cm x cm in x in
- Penmanship Style
- Library of Congress
- U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health, exhibition 
- William Oland Bourne left-handed penmanship papers, 1862-1868 (bulk 1865-1868), New-York Historical Society 
- Meaningful Utility: The Handwritten Word During the American Civil War. Pt. 2 of 2., New-York Historical Society 
- File name
- Stiles Burritt 18xx-0x-0x