Writing sampler

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Writing sampler

This writing sampler, dated 13 February 1829, is signed by Ann Murray. The title - 'Attend to Elegance in Speaking as well as in Writing' - is followed by some lines of prose on the subject of elegant speech.

Writing sampler by Ann Murray, dated Leith, 13 February 1829

Although samplers were created mainly to demonstrate needlework skills, they could also involve reading, writing and religion.

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Online ID: 000-100-003-170-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.VI 27
Date: 13 February 1829
Material: Paper. Inscription: Leith 13th February 1829 / Attend to / Elegance in Speaking / As well as in Writing; at foot: Ann Murray
Dimensions: 232 mm W x 188 mm
What: Sampler, writing
Who: Ann Murray, Leith (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh, Leith
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