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The Secrets of Historic Handwriting: Handwritten with Atlas Obscura & Sotheby's


On June 21, Atlas Obscura and Sotheby’s teamed up to provide exclusive access to items from an upcoming online auction of rare manuscripts including notes from Hunter S. Thompson and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. They invited Heather Wolfe, a Rare Book School educator and curator of manuscripts at the Folger Shakespeare Library, to share the hidden histories of handwriting and lead an ink-making session in the famous Woolworth Building before ending the evening with a free-writing session led by Sarah Madges of Handwritten.