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This eight-page pamphlet, "Compendium of Penmanship," was written and published by H. W. Shaylor of Portland. Shaylor , an artist, developed a handwriting system.
The contents include proper sitting positions, pen holding, movement practices, and materials. Shaylor produced a number of pamphlets and manuals featuring his "Shaylor System" of writing.
About This Item
- Title: Shaylor's 'Compendium of Penmanship,' ca. 1900
- Creator: Shaylor, Horace W.
- Creation Date: circa 1900
- Subject Date: circa 1900
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: ink on paper
- Dimensions: 17.2 cm x 12.2 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 2538, Box 1/1
- Collection: Shaylor family collection
- Object Type: Text
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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