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Handwritten Draft Minutes Of Royal Society 1686-1711

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#1 Cast

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 23:48

I found the handwriting interesting. Others may be able to identify the scripts used. http://blogs.royalso...meeting-sloane/

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#2 txomsy

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 12:24

Most interesting! Thanks!



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Posted 10 February 2019 - 14:50

I am rereading Neal Stephensons book Quicksilver. Many of the people referenced in these minutes are characters in this book. Reading the two together gives me a deeper understanding of the history of science in this period. The handwriting of the minutes looks like it might be a transistion phase between different types of writing. The change between slower and faster writing is also interesting.

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:28

That's marvellous! Thank you for posting this. It also given me great comfort to see that even such illustrious people, no doubt severely schooled in penmanship, still don't maintain absolutely straight lines and perfect letters across the pages. There's still hope, then.

 

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#5 sidthecat

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Posted 24 March 2019 - 19:47

I love those aged inks!






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