The Masgrimes Archive of American Penmanship

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Friends of the Pen:—

Welcome to The Masgrimes Archive of American Penmanship. I hope you find the contents as useful and inspiring as I have.

Upon receipt of some of my first specimens, I was introduced an important concept: we are mere custodians of these historic items while they are in our possession. With the right care and planning, these books and specimens will long outlive us. Please join me in appreciating them for their merits and excusing their faults. They have been invaluable in my progress as a 21st-century penman.

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Additional Archives of American Penmanship

History is not preserved by the efforts of any one individual. It takes the coordinated efforts of many to protect the legacy of American Penmanship. I am very honored to list the following collections as my companions in this endeavor.

Also, make sure to check out The American Penmanship Bibliography.