Paleographical Challenge 2020

Steal away from work and study, forsake your crosswords and your spelling bees! Beinecke Early Modern invites you to a paleographical puzzle on weekdays during our current exhibit, Subscribed: The Manuscript in Britain, 1500-1800. Join us here most weekdays, beginning January 29 through the run of the show, to test your manuscript mettle with an identification or transcription from the early modern British manuscript collections. A (suggested) solution will be provided in the following day’s post. Take the Paleo-Fitness Challenge! Our motto: strength and beauty through paleography.
  • Paleographical Challenge #48

    April 3, 2020

    Today’s puzzle pictured above for the Paleographical Challenge . Suggested solution to yesterday’s challenge shown below: My efforts were so far...
  • Paleographical Challenge #47

    April 2, 2020

    Today’s puzzle pictured above for the Paleographical Challenge . Suggested solution to yesterday’s challenge shown below: Innedeede goode Spencerre...
  • Paleographical Challenge #46

    April 1, 2020

    Today’s puzzle pictured above for the Paleographical Challenge . Suggested solution to yesterday’s challenge shown below: … These things...
  • Paleographical Challenge #45

    March 31, 2020

    Today’s puzzle pictured above for the Paleographical Challenge. Suggested solution to yesterday’s puzzle shown below: a room of one’s own...
  • Paleographical Challenge #44

    March 30, 2020

    Today’s puzzle pictured above for the Paleographical Challenge . Suggested solution to yesterday’s puzzle shown below: p. 29 - before the words “...
  • Paleographical Challenge #43

    March 27, 2020

    Today’s puzzle pictured above for the Paleographical Challenge . Suggested solution to yesterday’s challenge shown below: N.B. For the order in...
  • Paleographical Challenge #42

    March 26, 2020

    Today’s puzzle pictured above for the Paleographical Challenge . Suggested solution to yesterday’s challenge shown below: If you would teach a...
  • Paleographical Challenge #41

    March 25, 2020

    Today’s puzzle pictured above for the Paleographical Challenge . Suggested solution to yesterday’s challenge shown below: Fine vigorous exultation...
  • Paleographical Challenge #40

    March 24, 2020

    Today’s puzzle shown above for the Paleographical Challenge . Suggested solution to yesterday’s challenge shown below: Busy old foole unruly sunne...
  • Paleographical Challenge #39

    March 23, 2020

    Today’s puzzle pictured above for the Paleographical Challenge . Suggested solution to yesterday’s puzzle shown below: The Flea Marke butt this...