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Penmanship exercise book, 1816

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 20
Call Number: MSS 6, Series II

Scope and Contents

Contains handwriting exercises throughout, the themes of which reflect such values as hope and the precariousness of wealth. Henry Pease created this schoolbook at the age of eight or nine. He carefully signed several pages, “Henry Pease, Darlington.” All material is written in pen and black ink. It is not known what school Henry attended, and there are no instructor comments in this particular exercise book. Most likely he attended a local nonconformist school.


  • 1816


Physical Description

1 v. (20 p.) ; 20 x 17 cm. In paper wrappers.

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection:

The materials are open for research.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

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