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Platt Roger Spencer Collection
Description: Platt Rogers Spencer was an educator best known for creating a popular style of penmanship known as the "semi-angular" or "Spencerian" system. Spencer developed his swirling handwriting technique in the 1850s while working as a clerk in local stores and businesses. By the latter part of the 19th century, schools throughout the United States had adopted the Spencerian system of penmanship, and it became the preferred style for clerks working for the United States government. In addition to opening schools in Geneva and Cleveland, Ohio, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he also was a strong supporter of the temperance and abolitionist movements. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL04179
Subjects: Educators; Education--Ohio; Penmanship; Schools--Ohio; Abolitionists; Temperance
Places: Ashtabula County (Ohio)