Viewmate Documents with Unclear Handwriting #general

Lynne Shapiro <lynneshap@...>

I would like to make a suggestion to anyone posting documents with
unclear handwriting on Viewmate: Please post the ENTIRE document, not
just the parts you cannot read. When examining such a document, it is
helpful to see how the person who wrote it makes each letter of the
alphabet, so that one can compare the letters on the clear parts with
the letters on the unclear parts. That is the best way I have found for
interpreting the unclear letters. Also, knowing the name of the person
who wrote the document, e.g., a midwife, might be a clue as to where they
were from; someone looking at the document might have an idea how letters
were written in that country.

Lynne Shapiro
Western Massachusetts

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