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Penholder’s Everybody’s Letter Writer

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Today I received a surprise package in my mail! Of course, I remembered ordering a copy of Penholder’s¬†Everybody’s Letter Writer: being a Complete Guide to Letter Writing, but the website (abebooks.com) had told me that it would take 10 to … Continue reading

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Penholder’s identity

Upon reading the article The Letter-Writing Manual in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries: From Polite to Practical¬†by Lyda Fens-de Zeeuw, a number of interesting research questions came to mind. For me the most challenging and thought provoking question was the … Continue reading

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