Oldest Runestone Found in Norway

When we think of recording history our thoughts first go to papyrus, vellum, and cotton paper. Items that most collectors desire. But along with these forms, men and women have desired to record his or her existence. Runes are the characters in several Germanic alphabets that were used in northern [...]

2023-01-20T14:23:33-05:00January 20, 2023|News|

Richard Hakluyt Manuscripts

Richard Hakluyt (1553-1616) Richard Hakluyt is familiar to every student of American History.  He was an English geographer. His many writings, and his persistent promotion of Elizabethan overseas expansion encouraged England to explore and colonize North America. Color version of Abraham Ortelius’ Typus Orbis Terrarum, a map inserted into [...]

2023-01-19T10:42:28-05:00January 19, 2023|News|

Charles V Letter Decoded

It is 1547 and the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V sends to his ambassador at the French royal court - a man called Jean de Saint-Mauris - one of many  letters. Once decoded it gives insight into the preoccupations of Europe's rulers at a time of dangerous instability caused by [...]

2022-12-14T13:52:02-05:00December 16, 2022|News|

Libraries of Rome – International Travel

The Great Libraries of Rome: October 22 – 30, 2023 THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT! Angelique Library, Rome, Italy [Seth Schoen] The Manuscript Society in conjunction with International Seminars Design Inc. presents a tour like no other! Tour the most beautiful libraries of Rome and see their rare [...]

2023-01-19T08:57:32-05:00December 14, 2022|News|

Kenneth Rendell: The Importance of Handwriting

As we have seen over time, trends in handwriting styles change. Yet, nothing has prepared us for the fast drop off in the teaching of handwriting. Not just cursive, but the ability of people to print. Somewhere along the way, communicate without writing with a pen or pencil has become [...]

2022-11-28T14:20:56-05:00November 28, 2022|News|
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