American Scribe

Font >> Script - American Scribe 14522 by Three Islands Press @ CreativeMarket

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The Declaration of Independence was of course authored by Thomas Jefferson, but Jefferson's is not the classic handwriting on the copies familiar to most Americans. That belonged to Timothy Matlack, an early patriot who fought in the Revolution, sat with the prosecution at Benedict Arnold's court martial, penned copies of documents for General George Washington, and lived to age 99. When the Continental Congress ordered the Declaration to be "fairly engrossed on parchment," the task fell to Matlack, whose script was compact but neat and legible¡ªperfect for the first and most famous of American documents. American Scribe comes with many discretionary ligatures, contextual alternates, both lining and old-style figures, and complete Central/Eastern European alphabets.

Keywords: declaration of independence font, colonial script, 18th century, old handwriting, antique penmanship, historical font, early american.


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