A Specimen

http://myphotography.us/?p=841 Allen David Jones Writing Sample 1882 02 25

look at here Feb 25th 1882

This is a Specimen of my Writing after Writing

Ten days at Swaringens School House Stanly Co

Norwood N.C.                         D.J. Allen


So, perhaps after his first class at Zoar church, DJ participated in a second class?  He was still a rather young man, having just turned 23.  Why such interest in good penmanship?  This is the first signature, perhaps only, I have for young Jones, as he is listed on the 1880 census.

I can find nothing on Swaringen’s School House in Norwood.  I don’t have a Stanly County History Book in my possession, so I’ll check that the next time I’m at the library.

This post is part of a series of transcriptions of letters, papers, receipts, and other ephemera that are held in the Smith Family Collection.  All originals are held in this collection, unless otherwise stated.