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Hi All,

 

Came across these in my holiday photo's from a trip to Malta in 2019. They are extracts on display in the Inquisitor's Palace in Birgu, Malta.

There was supposed to something regarding the trial of Caravaggio but I didn't get any pics of these

They show various hands from 1600s. If anyone can read Latin then there's  some food for thought.

Sorry about the quality, very bad lighting.

Enjoy. I'll add a couple more in another post.

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I'm not a calligrapher by any shout, but I enjoy seeing the handwriting of past generations on historical documents.  Looking at census and other documents from the 18th and 19th Century is always insightful given the variances.

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Hi Paul,

 

I agree, to see the normal writing instead of the exemplars is just as interesting. I'm assuming that the writers would be above normal education levels because they could write and in Latin.

 

I have some other historical notes from my Great Grandfather's accounts from when he ran a shop from about 1897 to 1903.  Just notes from customers with excuses/reasons for why they couldn't pay their bill. Some written on part of an envelope, I guess because it was not normal to have writing paper in the house.

 

I'll see about scanning some and posting them.

 

Cheers

Andy

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