Penmanship sample, John Neal, ca. 1813

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Penmanship sample, John Neal, ca. 1813

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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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  • 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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