Shaylor's 'Compendium of Penmanship,' ca. 1900

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Shaylor's 'Compendium of Penmanship,' ca. 1900

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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.

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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

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Maine Historical Society
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