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Reading early American handwriting

Kip Sperry
Sperry, Kip (Main Author)
Books/Monographs
English
Baltimore, Maryland : Genealogical Publishing Company, c1998
ix, 289 p. : ill., facsims.
080630846X

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Bibliography: p. 73-100.

"This guidebook focuses on how to read and understand early American handwriting. Also covered are techniques for reading early American documents, the illustration of alphabets and letter forms, definitions and terminology, interpreting terms and abbreviations, and tips and suggestions for reading early American handwriting. Representative examples of various early American documents, such as town, church, court, land, and probate records, are reproduced in this work, along with transcriptions for each document. By studying and transcribing each document, the reader will become familiar with the various early handwriting styles, letter forms, abbreviations, and terminology used in American records.

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