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'Manual of Penmanship,' 1887

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'Manual of Penmanship,' 1887

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This Manual of Penmanship was designed to accompany Harper's New Graded Copy-Books.

Horace W. Shaylor (1845-1923) of Portland wrote the manual that was published by Harper & Brothers.

The 84-page manual includes information about grouping alphabetical letters, tracking arm and hand movement, calculating word slant, and many other penmanship rules.

Other Information


  • Title: 'Manual of Penmanship,' 1887
  • Creator: Shaylor, Horace W.
  • Creation Date: 1887
  • Media: ink on paper
  • Dimensions (cm): 18 x 12.7 x 0.5
  • Local Code: Coll. 2538, Box 1/2
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
http://www.mainehistory.org

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