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Advice from 1791

Wow, a year and a half since my last post.  But I have an excuse: I was very busy finishing my dissertation! And then after that I was in a state of intellectual collapse.  I’m feeling better  now, though, thank … Continue reading

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Seventeenth-century doodling

Nothing substantive to add today, just a couple of samples of a copyist’s doodling from the United Colonies records.  No meeting-attender or student notetaker has ever done better, I’m sure. First up, an artistic paragraph border: Second, fun with flourishes:

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