JEFFREY C. SMITH
"The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of
funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale." --Thomas Jefferson
From: Kathy Keeler <kkeeler1@...
Sent: Thu, May 5, 2011 11:54:25 AM
Subject: [Authentic_SCA] writing questions
The Outlands recently introduced a "letters across time" project in
which people write each other as their persona (see yahoo group or
When I tried, I realized I do not know: when capitalizing names
appeared; when capitalizing titles and place names appeared; whether I
should capitalize "God" or "I".
I know I phrased that oddly, but I am trying to write in 1190s England
and 1540s Spanish Peru.
Drogin (Medieval Calligraphy) says punctuation is "modern" in Early
Gothic to Gothic (I think I'd use Spanish Gothic for the later hand).
But I am not sure about capitals. And of course I'm writing in
English where the first person singular is capitalized, unlike other
Can someone give me an overview or direct me to a source?
I'm using the computer for the hand because my own calligraphy is
difficult to enjoy reading and I don't feel my words merit someone
spending the time to transcribe them. I can see that eventually I
will get out the quill and make a smudgy mess.
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