• resources


    Please visit Mrs. Spectator’s Commonplace Book for more resources than you ever thought you needed. Copybooks, calligraphy, eighteenth-century resources, SFF: it’s around here somewhere. Image: Detail from a line engraving of the interior of the Bodleian Library by J. Le Keux after F. Mackenzie. 1836. #V0014204 Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images. Copyrighted work available under…

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  • timelines


    None of these timelines are finished, though some are more complete than others. They are intended either for teaching — at least one incorporates student work — or as research aids. They were all made with Tiki-Toki. Follow the links below to visit the corresponding timeline in one of two ways: without leaving this site,…

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  • copybooks


    Bibliography of Selected Copybooks Before 1800: a bibliography of early-modern copybooks and writing manuals, many freely accessible online. The focus is on British texts but significant continental texts — such as Ludivico degli Arrighi Vincentino’s Regola da imparare scriuere varii caratteri de littere con li suoi compassi et misure (1533; LUNA), image on this page…

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