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Old botanical drawings generally were labeled by hand in a Spencerian script. There are a number of fonts that mimic this style. 

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> On Jul 1, 2015, at 8:12 AM, Linda Feltner <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> That may have been me, Lore. And there was not a definite conclusion that I remember.
> I used Grimshaw Hand, and and spread the kerning a lot. Also added three pencil rules top, middle and bottom and it had the flavor of type that went with the illustrations. 
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>> On Jun 30, 2015, at 5:12 PM, Lore Ruttan wrote:
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>> Hi All,
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>> I remember there was a thread some time in the last year about what typeface mostly closely resembles that used in "traditional" botanical illustration. I can't find the thread. Can anyone remember what was concluded from the discussion?
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>> Thanks! Lore
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