Letter J


Item Info

Item No: frk01193
Title: Letter J
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; ink


Category: Other
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department

Attributed by Donald A. Shelley to Christian Peters.  A dated 1777 vorschrift by Peters gives a location in Switzerland.  See also FLP 1194-1196 for related examples; traces of stitching along the left margin suggests the four papers once formed part of a booklet.  See also FLP 1197.


Hand-drawn; hand-lettered. In the left area of the paper is a prominent and richly decorated letter J. The drawing is uncolored and unfinished.

Associated Names: Peters, Christian
Provenance: Donald A. Shelley


"Christian Peter"  in Russell D. and Corinne P. Earnest, Papers for Birth Dayes: Guide to the Fraktur Artists and Scriveners (East Berlin, Pa.: Russell D. Earnest Associates, 1997), 2nd ed., vol. 2, p. 617.

Donald A. Shelley, The Fraktur-Writings or Illuminated Manuscripts of the Pennsylvania Germans (Allentown, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Folklore Society, 1961); published as fig. 74a; see also figs. 74b-d, 75, and 229 for other examples. 

Creation Place State/Province: Creation Place Note:Possibly Switzerland

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1800
Image Dimensions Width: 18.2 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 1193
Creator Name: [Christian Peters (active c. 1777)] - Scrivener
[Christian Peters (active c. 1777)] - Decorator

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