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Understanding colonial handwriting

Author: Harriet Stryker-Rodda
Publisher: Baltimore : Genealogical Pub. Co., 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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"In genealogical research it is all very well to locate original records, but to read them correctly is another matter altogether. Few people know this better than Harriet Stryker-Rodda who, after years of experience searching through colonial records, has developed a simple technique for reading colonial handwriting. In this handy little book, Mrs. Stryker-Rodda presents examples of colonial letter forms and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Genealogy
History
Sources
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harriet Stryker-Rodda
ISBN: 0806311533 9780806311531
OCLC Number: 13553248
Notes: "Originally published in New Jersey history (spring-summer 1980)"--Title page verso.
Description: 26 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Harriet Stryker-Rodda.

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"In genealogical research it is all very well to locate original records, but to read them correctly is another matter altogether. Few people know this better than Harriet Stryker-Rodda who, after years of experience searching through colonial records, has developed a simple technique for reading colonial handwriting. In this handy little book, Mrs. Stryker-Rodda presents examples of colonial letter forms and script, showing the letter forms in the process of development and marking the ways in which they differ from later letter forms. She also provides a comparison of English and American handwriting and examples of name forms and signatures all to bear out her central thesis, that the reader must find meaning in a group of symbols without needing to see each letter of which the whole is composed. This excellent guidebook is indispensable in dealing with the problems of reading and interpretation" -- publisher website (August 2007).

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