(*Portrait and bio taken with permission from Michael Sullís Spencerian Script and Ornamental Penmanship, Volume I.)
In 1888, he met A. R. Dunton, the famous author of the Duntonian System of Handwriting. Mr. Dunton was so well pleased with Brown's work and ability that he gave him instruction in more advanced penwork. Eventually, Dunton employed him to assist in engrossing the diplomas of the Boston Public Schools. During later years, he worked for a time at the Ames & Rollinson Engrossing Studio in New YorkCity, and traveled abroad in 1900 to study European art and design at the Paris Exposition.
early days as an engrosser, he made large exhibition
pieces, embracing all styles of plain and ornamental penmanship. Over the
years, few artists in his profession produced the volume of work he did during
his lifetime. The studio partnership E. L. Brown shared with his former
instructor, H. A. Howard, began advertising in the Business Educator penmanship
magazine in 1902. This successful business relationship was an enduring one,
and ended at the death of Mr. Howard in November, 1952 at the age of 89. On
The above specimen was scanned with permission from Michael Sull.