Notes


1678/9

This very much appears to be a holograph receipt written by Joseph Holden himself, for his signature by the shellac seal at the right foot very much resembles the hand of the main document.


The date
There are three points about the date:


The alphabet of this hand of 1678/9
, but only for some forms and some characters.

A
B
b
C - here Con
c
d
d - the looped d residual from Secretary Hand
d
d - the looped d residual from Secretary Hand
d - here -ed
d
E - here En
e - i.e. the reverse e
F - i.e. two lower case fs - here ffi
H
P
R - here Raig
r residual from the arabic 2-r form
r
r - the two-stroke r
long s - here disc
T - the T residual from the Secretary Hand
t - note that the t will not always be crossed, especially when joined to another character either from the foot or as a ligature, as in the, for example: