Handwriting History collection:

Collected here are words, phrases, abbreviations, numerals, etc. from the projects for which we have exhibits. The sources are the Richardson family letters from Winterthur; The James Madison Papers: Subseries 5e, James Madison's Original Notes on Debates at the Federal Constitutional Convention held by the Library of Congress; and manuscript leaves from Herman Melville's Billy Budd from Houghton Library, Harvard; Van Gorden-Williams Library & Archives at the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library.