Penmanship sample, John Neal, ca. 1813

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


John Neal (1793-1876), a Portland lawyer, writer and art critic, created this penmanship sample in about 1813. He had left Portland in 1812 to travel with itinerant penmanship master, William W. Rockwell.

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About This Item

  • Title: Penmanship sample, John Neal, ca. 1813
  • Creator: Neal, John
  • Creation Date: circa 1813
  • Subject Date: circa 1813
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. 2125, Ser. 6, Box 1/7
  • Collection: John Neal collection
  • Object Type: Text

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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