2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 24, 2020 11:27 PM by Sharon McKinley

    Cursive example:  Q and 2

    Julianne Mangin Adventurer

      For people working on 19th century collections, such as Letters to Lincoln, it might be useful to know that back then, the capital Q was written like the numeral 2.  This comes up a lot in Letters to Lincoln because the Army had a Quarter Master Department.  It also comes up when headquarters is spelled as two words Head Quarters.  The first line of this document shows what a capital Q looks like:  https://www.loc.gov/resource/mal.1569300/

       

      It really looks like a "2" doesn't it?