National Handwriting Day, 2013

As I am sure many of you know, January 23 is National Handwriting Day.  The Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association created this day to “alert the public to the importance of handwriting….(and) is a chance for all of us to reexplore the purity and power of handwriting.”

In recognition of this day, we are highlighting some nice handwriting samples from early (1852-1896) Salt Lake County records.

Salt Lake County Commission Minute Book, June 8, 1896.

Beautiful writing from the Salt Lake County Commission Minute Book, June 8, 1896.

Salt Lake County Commission Minutes, Index to Book A, 1852-1857.

Pretty nice handwriting from the Salt Lake County Commission Minutes, Index to Book A, 1852-1857.

Salt Lake County Probate Court, Civil and Criminal Case Files, March 31, 1853.

Interesting content and creative spelling in this record from the Salt Lake County Probate Court, Civil and Criminal Case Files, March 31, 1853.

It is also National Pie Day, and today is the birthday of Dorothy G. Page, considered the “Mother” of the Iditarod Dog Sled Race in Alaska.

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One Response to National Handwriting Day, 2013

  1. Scorpy2 says:

    Yes penmanship, I st one is a Woman, 2nd one Man. Thanks You Guy’s,

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