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Making sense of old handwriting

Alphabet Charts

Below you will find examples of handwritten letters in upper and lower cases. These images were taken from Jesús Muñoz y Rivero's Manual de Paleografía Diplomática Española de los siglos XII al XVII.

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  • Muñóz y Rivero, D. Jesús, Manual de paleografía diplomática española de los siglos XII al XVII, ed. 2 (Madrid: Imprenta de G. Pedraza, 1889), 47, 57-58.

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