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What Were the Schoolbooks Like?
Public School Writing Course: Vertical System by A.F. Newlands and R.K. Row. Toronto: G.M. Rose, c1896
This copybook includes examples with space for practising handwriting. The teacher is advised that the writing lesson should not be at the beginning of school or just after recess, “as pupils’ hands are apt to be unsteady from the excitement of play.”
Elementary English Composition by Frederick Henry Sykes. Toronto: Copp, Clark Co., 1900