The American Penman, Comprising the Art of Writing Plain & Ornamental. Designed as a Standard Work, for the Use of Schools.

Huntington's American Penman

Eleazer Huntington (American, 1789–1852)

Place of Publication: Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Catalogue Raisonné

Ray Nash, American Penmanship 1800-1850, no. 96


Overall: 13.8 x 22.4 x 0.4 cm (5 7/16 x 8 13/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book, with 16 metal engravings and one wood engraving.

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Hartford: [the author] 1824) Oblong octavo; 16 ff.; original publisher’s printed orange paper wrappers.

Writing samples; vignette of teacher and students.

Hartford: [the author] 1824


Old inscription: "Happylonia Stevens Book / Pittsfield 1829"; Maxim Karolik, Newport, RI (1893–1963), by whom bequeathed to the MFA (accessioned December 27, 2006).

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik