Daniel Russell, sermon notebook page detail (American Antiquarian Society)

Reading 17th-century handwriting can be difficult. Daniel Russell’s handwriting here is quite consistent, even if the shapes of the letters are unfamiliar to the modern reader. In fact, Russell’s notebook contains careful copies of his own sermons, so the handwriting … Continue reading

Daniel Russell, sermon notebook pages (American Antiquarian Society)

Although Daniel Russell records copies of his own sermons in this notebook, the style is common for auditor notes. The oblong format (not unlike the modern reporter’s notebook or steno pad) allows the recorder to go all the way to … Continue reading

Richard and Daniel Russell, sermon notebook comparison (American Antiquarian Society)

These two sermon notebooks of Richard Russell (father) and Daniel Russell (son) are both at the American Antiquarian Society and provide an excellent opportunity for side by side comparison. Looking at the range of physical formats and recording styles used … Continue reading