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Re: [BKARTS] handwriting

> 1900 is not a particularly noteworthy period for English handwriting.
> Students would probably have used copybooks by Henry Lewis Vere Foster
> or Moffat & Paige. Alas, a quick google didn't turn up any images.
> However, there is one illustration of each of these authors' copybooks
> in The Pen's Excellencie by Joyce Irene Whalley (New York: Taplinger
> Publishing Co., 1980). Foster's Plain & Ornamental Lettering, Book 10,
> is available in facsimile from
> http://www.pryor-publications.co.uk/verefosterscopybooks.html but the
> examples are not of penmanship. See
> http://collections.ic.gc.ca/osborne/colouring/Vfrontcover.html for a
> facsimile of the entire book.
> I hope this will be helpful to Ms. Hawkins.
> Bob Williams

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