This six week course covers secretary, italic and mixed hands from the 16th-18th centuries, and 19th century formal and informal writing.
Course tutor Helen Hayes uses varied documents include wills and inventories, parish registers, deeds, private letters and borough account books from Shropshire and further afield. This course is suitable for those with no previous experience of reading old documents but will also equip those experienced in local and family history research to understand their own older documents.
Where: Shropshire Archives, Castle Gates, Shrewsbury SY1 2AQ
When: Tuesdays starting 28 February 2017 for six weeks
Time: 10am - midday
Tutor: Helen Haynes
Booking: to book or for further information, please contact Museum Education, Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, the Square, Shrewsbury SY1 1LH, tel: 01743 258881 email: firstname.lastname@example.org