Journals and notebooks, fine papers and pens, inks and their ilks, a few other things, and the occasional rant
Great post, great reference! Anybody know about written individual communications in the 16th-18th centuries? I'm a Baltic merchant writing a London broker about amber. Do I buy quills commercially? How about ink? Do I write on vellum, or is there something cheaper available? Are there stationers, or proto-stationers? Come to think of it, what did John Rolfe and others of the Jamestown colony use?Jack/Youngstown
At the end in the alphabet, the J and V are missing..
Quick Google search brings this information regarding J and V, which I sort of half-remembered.http://www.itsmarc.com/crs/mergedProjects/rarebks/rarebks/appendix_g4._letterforms_i_j,_u_v,_i_j,_and_u_v.htm