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The Merits of Penmanship: An Important Part of Victorian and Edwardian Education

Today, there is debate over whether cursive handwriting should be taught in schools. One vocal camp believes it is no longer necessary. This greatly perplexes me as cursive writing is both faster and easier than print, as the pen must only leave the page between words as opposed to between each letter. One hundred years […]

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Lost Art of Letter Writing

Somewhere along the line over the past 120 years, we lost the intimate connection between our thoughts and a pen and paper. During the Victorian era, letter writing became commonplace: more people could read, mail delivery had become more reliable, and it connected loved ones who were too far away to visit. “While most [letter] examples are […]

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