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Business Educator Copperplate Lessons and Exemplars
« on: June 21, 2015, 07:25:05 PM »
I thought it would make sense to collate the copperplate lessons and exemplars I've managed to find in the Business Educator (see this thread) into one post for easy reference. On my own computer I've downloaded all of these individual pages into folders for each penman etc (OCD much?  ;)) but it took a long long time to track them all down, so I hope this makes things easier for others.

Willis Baird and Charlton Howe were, in their time, reckoned to be the two most skilled masters of Engrosser's/Engraver's script. There are two full sets of lessons by Baird below, and some loose lessons/pieces of work by Howe. There should be a series of lessons by Howe somewhere in the Educator, but I haven't been able to find them—they may be in the issues not included in this library. Anyway, these lessons by Baird are some of the best available.


Willis Baird

Vol 14
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/3635
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/3670
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/3719
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/3770
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/3819
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/3872
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/3921
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/4068
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/4019
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/3972
(Plus this fantastic exemplar): http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/3970

Vol 20
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/6819
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/6868
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/6918
There doesn't appear to be a lesson No. 4
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/6989
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/7038

Exemplar by Baird and W.E. Dennis http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/6813


Charlton Howe

http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/3721
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/3818
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/4949
Good alphabet in here: http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/7261
Rare example letter: http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/3920


Charles Zaner

http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/5596
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/5782
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/5833
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/5880
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/5930
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/5981
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/6030

Exemplars from "The New Zanerian Alphabets"
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/7169
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/7170
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/7171
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/7172


Louis Madarasz

Vol 14
Fantastic broken-down example showing how Madarasz formed his letters and even where he retouched them:
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/3633
The letters from the previous example formed into an alphabet:
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/3672
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/3713
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/3762
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/3812
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/4017
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/3968

Vol 15
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/4260
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/4312
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/4410

Vol 17 (Contains Lessons)
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/5149
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/5199
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/5246
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/5247
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/5295
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/5296
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/5344
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/5345
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/5393
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/5394
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/5443
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/5491
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/5492
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/5737

Vol 18 (Includes remainder of Vol 17 lessons)
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/5542
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/5640
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/5689
Shakespeare piece:
http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/zanerbloser/id/5984


Oops, it's late and I'm very tired and this took considerably longer than I though, so I'll try to come back and add more pages soon. Hope some of you find all this useful!

Edits
2nd June 15 - Added Zaner's "The New Zanerian Alphabets" Exemplars, a Madarasz section and a letter by Howe.
« Last Edit: July 02, 2015, 08:05:57 AM by Andrew H »
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Re: Business Educator Copperplate Lessons and Exemplars
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2015, 12:56:48 AM »
Thanks Andrew this indeed is easier.

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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2015, 02:07:35 AM »
Wow Andy! Thank you!
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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2015, 04:21:31 AM »
Thanks Andy, I really appreciate you taking the time to put this together 🌟
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Thank you Andrew!! Thanks for making our lifes easier!  ;D
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Wow thank you so much for this! <3
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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2015, 10:36:47 AM »
You are so awesome! Thank you for doing this! I started wading through some of them from your other post and lost time! This is great and much appreciated.  :)
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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2015, 10:59:02 AM »
Good Gracious, Andrew!  Thank you for putting this together.  I could never be so organized, so you are a hero and inspiration to me! 
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« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2015, 01:45:55 PM »
Andrew!! You overachiever robot! :D Thanks so much, mate! :)
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« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2015, 08:04:09 AM »
Thanks for the comments guys, I really hope it's helpful to you! Since I'd already done a lot of the work finding all the individual lessons it seemed a shame not to share them :D

I've added some lessons and stuff by the great Madarasz, and some exemplars by Zaner as well as a rare example of a full letter by Charlton Howe (there doesn't seem to be much by him around)  :)

Apologies if the Madarasz lessons are in the wrong order, I got a bit frazzled from looking at so many pages! :o There are a couple of brilliant examples in there of his letterforms broken down into the individual strokes he used to write them (including where he retouched them)!

You are so awesome! Thank you for doing this! I started wading through some of them from your other post and lost time! This is great and much appreciated.  :)

It's the biggest time sink ever!  ;D Fascinating, though.

Good Gracious, Andrew!  Thank you for putting this together.  I could never be so organized, so you are a hero and inspiration to me! 

I really can't pretend to be this organised normally!! I don't know what came over me  :P

Andrew!! You overachiever robot! :D Thanks so much, mate! :)

Ahahahaha! Still with the robot?  ;)
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« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2015, 08:37:01 AM »
Thank you so much Andrew this is a great resource!  :D

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« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2015, 10:45:56 PM »
Whhhhhooooaaaa! I almost missed this! I'm glad I'm finding time to catch up on the posts I missed recently. Thank you for sharing this!

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« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2015, 02:29:31 AM »
Thanks, this is a great resource Andy!

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« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2015, 10:06:31 AM »
Whoa ! Thanks a lot !! I had given up... There is just too much in there !