Old penmanship and handwriting fonts
 OLD MAP FONTS:
Antiquarian
Antiquarian Scribe
Terra Ignota
 HISTORICAL PENS:
Abigail Adams
American Scribe
Botanical Scribe
Douglass Pen
Emily Austin
Houston Pen
Lamar Pen
Military Scribe
Lamar Pen
Remsen Script
Schooner Script
Texas Hero
 ANTIQUE TEXTS:
Attic Antique
Bonsai
Broadsheet
Castine
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 CREDITS, &C.
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The text face used here (as well as elsewhere) is Broadsheet™. The home page letters are set in Emily Austin™ & Lamar Pen™. All typefaces referenced on this website—Abigail Adams™, American Scribe™, Antiquarian™, Antiquarian Scribe™, Attic Antique™, Bonsai™, Botanical Scribe™, Broadsheet™, Castine™, Douglass Pen™, Emily Austin™, Houston Pen™, Lamar Pen™, Military Scribe™, Old Man Eloquent™, Remsen Script™, Schooner Script™, Terra Ignota™ & Texas Hero™—are the intellectual property of Three Islands Press (copyright ©1994–2015). For site licensing contact:

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Write like they used to.
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Military Scribe, a 1770s handwritten font
August Special!
FREE with any order this month is Attic Antique™, a weathered serif reminiscent of the print in old textbooks. No discount code required—simply buy any other font (or fonts) before 01 September 2015, and you'll also get a free download link to this legible, antique text type family (a $49 value). Has more than 800 characters, including numerous period ligatures and full support for Central/Eastern European languages.
Introducing our new Military Scribe font

New Release!
Military Scribe™ is modeled after the compact, legible script on the mid- to late-1770s muster rolls of the 10th Regiment of Foot, a British Military unit that saw action at the outset of the American Revolution in the Battle of Lexington and Concord as well as Bunker Hill. Comes with scores OpenType features, including historical ligatures, contextual alternates, and ink blots—more than 1,000 characters in all. Try it out here.

Remsen Script font

Colonial Broadside
Remsen Script™ is a Colonial American cursive based on the hand of the penman who engrossed a three-page broadside addressed to British manufacturers on behalf of the merchants of Philadelphia. The merchants' appeal failed, of course, but the broadside survives as an ancestral keepsake of a family named Remsen. An elegant cursive with numerous period ligatures, conditional alternates, and OpenType stylistic sets.

Abigail Adams font

My Dearest Friend
The eponymous inspiration for Abigail Adams™ carried on a famous epistolary dialog with John, her husband and "Dearest Friend," for more than forty years. Abigail Adams wrote swiftly and intellegently, if not beautifully, in a hand that somehow perfectly represents late-1700s America—as well as her role as key advisor to the second President of the United States. Click here for details.

Abigail Adams Handwriting Fonts American Scribe Handwriting Fonts Botanical Scribe Handwriting Fonts Douglass Pen Handwriting Fonts Emily Austin Handwriting Fonts Houston Pen
Lamar Pen Handwriting Fonts Military Scribe Handwriting Fonts Old Man Eloquent Handwriting Fonts Remsen Script Handwriting Fonts Schooner Script Handwriting Fonts Texas Hero
Antiquarian Handwriting Fonts Antiquarian Scribe Handwriting Fonts Attic Antique Text Fonts Bonsai Text Fonts Broadsheet Text Fonts Castine
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