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I like to see handwritten things from people of the past. I think these two written by Mabel Normand are interesting. The recommendation one sold at auction somewhere—at a high price, I'm sure—and possibly the other one, too.
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Cool! The first one looks like such a different hand writing compared to the second one. I wonder what year they were written.
Yes, I was struck by the difference, too. They almost look written by different individuals. I suppose she was being very careful in the first one as it was a more formal letter. Did you notice that she does not use any punctuation and misspells a couple of words? I'm not sure when they were written, but the lower one could have been written later when she was ill, and might have accounted for the difference in handwriting, too.
Maybe you're right. The bottom letter almost looks like it's written by a child. If she was very ill, it would make sense.
I don't know! Depends on what kind of person she was. It could go either way!