Historic SmartFonts


History comes alive in handwriting! We’ve combed through historical documents to collect handwriting samples from American icons and national symbols to create these fonts. Use these fonts for educational projects or just for fun!

  • NEW! Letters connect as you type
  • NEW! End-of-word tails for cursive fonts
  • NEW! Extra variations for caps and numbers
  • NEW! Cross-platform font format

vLetter Historic Fonts Uncle Sam

These new SmartFonts utilize OpenType font technology and vLetter’s proprietary handwriting technology to create the real connected cursive and contextual variety of natural handwriting.

This handwriting font connects as you type!

How does it work?

Simply select any font from the Font menu and start typing! Change the fonts to any size and color. The letters in these fonts instantly connect or vary in shape as you type in programs that support contextual alternates in OpenType fonts.
Requires MS Word 2008 or newer, Apple Pages, Adobe apps, or all modern browsers. Click here to see full system requirements.


Click on a handwriting image below to see a PDF sample of the font.

Declaration of Independence

Timothy Matlack“Declaration” is a font made from the handwriting in the final copy of the Declaration of Independence. This font is a formal calligraphic style that includes the old-fashioned long “s” character, as well as John Hancock’s signature. The handwriting is actually that of professional penman Timothy Matlack, who was commissioned to handwrite (“engross”) the final copy of the Declaration of Independence. $39.95

Declaration of Independence

John Adams

John AdamsThis is a font made from the letters of John Adams, who wrote hundreds of letters to his wife, Abigail, and to his American compatriots (including James Madison and Thomas Jefferson), as he went from lawyer to diplomat to Vice President, then finally President. This is a casual-style handwriting font and contains John Adams’ signature and initials. $39.95
John Adams handwriting font

Meriwether Lewis

Meriwether LewisThis font was made from the handwriting of Meriwether Lewis, co-leader of the Corps of Discovery who explored the Louisiana territory. This casual style font contains Meriwether Lewis’ signature. $39.95

Meriwether Lewis handwriting font

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham LincolnThis font was made from the handwriting of Abraham Lincoln, considered one of the greatest American Presidents. His two most famous compositions are the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address. This casual-style handwriting font contains two versions of Lincoln’s signature. $39.95
Abraham Lincoln handwriting font

George Washington

George WashingtonThis is a font made from George Washington’s own handwriting, taken from archives of his actual correspondence, written in the years before he was elected to be the first President. This is a less formal style that includes the old-fashioned long “s” character in combination with a small “s.” George Washington’s signature and initials are included in the font. $39.95
GeorgeWashington-handwriting-font

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas JeffersonThis is a font made from the letters of Thomas Jefferson, one of the Founding Fathers of America. His philosophy and ideals led to some of the most influential documents in American and world history, including the Declaration of Independence. This is a casual-style handwriting font and contains Thomas Jefferson’s signature and initials. $39.95

Thomas Jefferson handwriting font

William Clark

William ClarkThis font was made from the handwriting of William Clark, co-leader of the Corps of Discovery who explored the Louisiana territory. This casual style font contains William Clark’s signature. $39.95
William Clark handwriting font

NEW! History Fonts Value Pack

Buy all 7 fonts for one low price! $139.95
Historic Fonts Value Pack