Interpretation of handwriting within historical contexts in vernacular scripts in the British Isles, sixteenth through eighteenth centuries, in sources useful in family, local, and social history research.
Assignment resubmissions are not allowed.
Course Outline: 
  1. An Introduction to English Handwriting
  2. Secretary Hand
  3. Dates and Calendars
  4. Parish Registers
  5. Wills and Probates
  6. Court Records
  7. The Social Structure of Tudor-Stuart England
  8. Currency, Weights, and Measures
  9. An Introduction to Scottish Handwriting
  10. Document Identification and Difficult Documents
  11. Practice and Review