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    Feb 27

    Written by: Michael Dalby 2/27/2007 7:51 AM 

    Manuscript On display in the John G. White room on the 3rd floor of the Main Building from February to June, 2007, is a sampling of a few of the hundreds of manuscripts owned by the Cleveland Public Library. Today, documents written by hand are becoming rarer as our world is transformed by faxes, email and computers. The items displayed give us a view into the past before machines became the main source of written communication.

     



    Included is a rare Testerian manuscript from the late 1500’s (one of approximately 39 known to exist), a Civil War letter written by a young man from Ohio to his father, and a psalter from Ethiopia, written in Ge’ez (an ancient language now used only for liturgical texts).

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