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Letterform Comparisons

Aa Bb Cc Dd Ee Ff Gg
Hh Ii/Jj Kk Ll Mm Nn Oo
Pp Qq Rr Ss Tt Uu/Vv Ww
Xx Yy Zz & 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 0


 No proper capital P; the hooked minuscule has been interpreted as a capital form (cf. Sewall) John Hathorne
 A capital P is used, clearly different from the minuscule form p (cf. Hathorne) Stephen Sewall
 No capital P Thomas Newton
 A capital P unidentified (scribe D)
 Notice the 'double shaft' descender of p Jonathan Corwin
 Capital P George Herrick
 Minuscule p prominent in size George Herrick
 A single prominent form of P/p John Putnam Jr.
 Only a single form of P/p is used; this is prominent in size, but has been interpreted by RH & MP as a minuscule form unidentified (scribe p)
A secretary p with a long and hooked ascender which is sometimes almost horizontal Jonathan Biles
 In minuscule p the descender is slanted to the left and has a very long ‘hook’ at the end. Samuel Hills
 minuscule p prominent in size; majuscule form P used rarely, mostly in proper names (eg "Pike") Robert Pike
Majuscule P has dot in center of curl Andrew Elliot
Miniscule p has long, sharp descender, and the head as little loop or bow (See Tannenbaum p. 62, No.6) Andrew Elliot
secretary p Unidentified (MMB #3)
secretary p Unidentified (MMB #5)