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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


 Capital W sometimes long and narrow Stephen Sewall
 In capital W the final stroke very prominent in size and it tends to above several letters Thomas Newton
 Capital W (and V?) occasionally has a distinct sectretary form with an initial flourish unidentified (scribe D)
 In capital W the final stroke sometimes extends above the following letters George Herrick
 A 'spiky' W John Putnam Jr.
 In w, the initial stroke sometimes has a loop towards the left unidentified (scribe thatt)
 Minuscule w made of two separate strokes (as if i + u) Samuel Phillips
Majuscule W has distinctive two strokes with a final curl back around a dot Andrew Elliot
 the finishing stroke of W tends to extend above the rest of the letter Isaac Addington
His letter "w" has a short horizontal beginning stroke and the end of the finishing stroke has a small round "knob". unidentified (Scribe w )
Neither of the features of "w" characterizes the scribe's "u", although the "u" has two loops at the bottom and may be mistaken for a "w" unidentified (Scribe w )
first loop in w is angular, the second is rounded Unidentified (MMB #3)
unique W Unidentified (MMB #5)