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Quill pens

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Pens made from the shafts of wing feathers or quills of geese, swans, ravens, eagles, owls, hawks, turkeys, and other birds. The tubular quill holds a reservoir of ink and the end may be cut into a pen point with various types of tips. Until the perfection of the metal pen point, the quill pen had historically been the most frequently used instrument for applying liquid media to a drawing surface. The supple tip of the quill can be found in various degrees of stiffness, which permit a wide range of strokes from soft thin lines to bold broad lines.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

William A. Speck collection of Goetheana : general ephemera

Call Number: YCGL MSS 27
Overview: The William A. Speck Collection of Goetheana: General Ephemera is an artificial collection of miscellaneous, non-book materials long associated with the Speck Collection but previously uncataloged. The collection demonstrates how Goethe and his works entered into the popular culture in the late nineteenth century and early decades of the twentieth. The collection includes a few items relating directly to Goethe, such as pens that he used and his grandfather Textor's seal, as well as items...
Dates: 1766-1999