Posts Tagged ‘handwriting’

So, on the subject of writing with feathers, observe: This guy did not fuck around. He did have a habit of never crossing the “t” in his name, though. And judging by the many Treasury Dept letters I have looked at, I do not think anyone called him “Alexander.” He was “Alex”, his whole life, […]

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Yesterday, John Hancock’s birthday, was National Handwriting Day. A new personal holiday of mine, because I love handwriting. Here is a sample of the outside of a letter, written in 1790 by Treasury Secretary Hamilton. It looks like he spent some time on pretty calligraphy and flourishes, then signed his name at the bottom, as […]

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