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Poser 295 - Customs and Excise Letter Book, 1752

This week's poser is a passage from letter books of the Dunbar Outport and District Records, 25 May 1752 (National Records of Scotland CE56/7/1 page 195).

The hand is a fairly typical example of a hand in the middle of the eighteenth century. The clerk has a tendency to flourish his capital letters. Watch out for the similarity in his letters s and f and the flourish on his letter d as well as for abbreviations.

Extract from letter books of the Dunbar Outport and District Records, 1752 (National Records of Scotland CE56/7/1 page 195).

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This week's question: what was Alan Breck Stewart wearing when he was last seen?

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18th century alphabet
Letter s
Letter f
Capital letters
Abbreviations

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