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Nineteenth century handwriting exercise books

 Collection — Box: BW-11
Identifier: MS-0549

Scope and Contents

Copied from dealer description: Writing books. Three mid 19th century manuscript exercise books for practcsing handwriting, kept by George and Mark Maw. Each book forms a series of repeated lines, the schoolmaster's example at the head of the page, and the pupil's attempts below. Each is 40 pages (200mm x 163mm), with original printed tinted covers, the front with a decorative engraving, and on two of them the rear setting out multiplication tables. Some browning to the covers, but in good sound state.


  • Creation: 1840

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Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Biographical / Historical

No biographical or historical information is available at this time.


0.167 Cubic Feet (3 small volumes)

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Three mid-19th century manuscript exercise books for practicing handwriting, kept by George and Mark Maw.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was purchased on August 31, 2010, from Ken Spelman Rare Books.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in 2010 by Kelly Spring.

Guide to the Nineteenth century handwriting exercise books
Kelly Spring
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Repository Details

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