"Manuscript newsletter sent to the Hobson/Dewey family, 10 March 1708. Huntington Lib. HM 30659f.104. The letter features a typical half-folio layout with banner heading indicating the place and date of sending. Each paragraph of news ocrresponds to a particular piece of incoming correspondence. In the upper right-hand corner the recipient has endorsed the letter with a digest of its contents." From Rachel Scarborough King, "All the News that's Fit to Write: The Eighteenth-Century Manuscript Newsletter," Travelling Chronicles: News and Newspapers from the Early Modern Period to the Eighteenth Century, Ch. 4, pp. 95-118) Fig. 4.1, p. 98.
As late as 1700, and beyond, some news services in England continued to distribute hand-written news manuscripts, rather than printed news sheets, to small numbers of subscribers.