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Janice Millard, Trent University Archives, Cross-writing (2013-10-13 )

October 10, 2013 Meeting


Janice Millard
, Curator, Archives, Special Collections, and Rare Books and Gifts of Trent University Archives brought several artifacts from the Archives to illustrate her presentation. The photo above shows a sample of very dense cross-writing from the early 19th century when paper was very expensive. The writer would write across an already written page at 90 degrees - two pages in one and sometimes four, if she also wrote diagonally! Ms Millard described how the collection can aid in researching family history and genealogy, especially for Peterborough and adjacent counties. To explore what is in the Archives, visit the Trent University Library main site and click on the link "Archives & Special Collections".