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Mathematics Manuscript Texts, 1816-1835 | Eastern Kentucky University - Special Collections and Archives

By Jackie Couture

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Title: Mathematics Manuscript Texts, 1816-1835Add to your cart.

Extent: 0.22 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: Alphabetical by owner.

Date Acquired: 09/19/2012

Subjects: Arithmetic--Early works to 1900.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This is an artificial collection created from various manuscript mathematics books found in the book collection and the Dorris Museum collection.

Each of the books focus on a specific type of math, such as basic arithmetic, financial calculations and geometry for land surveying. Some of these volumes seem to have been used by teachers, but others may have been created by students.

In addition to the books in this collection, other similar texts can be found in the Crook Family Papers and in the R.A. Edwards Papers.

Subject/Index Terms

Arithmetic--Early works to 1900.

Administrative Information

Repository: Eastern Kentucky University - Special Collections and Archives

Acquisition Source: various donors

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Folder 1: Martin Baker Text, 1820-1835Add to your cart.
This is a two part text that begins with geometry, logarithms, plane trigonometry, and then applies those techniques to land surveying with large sections on acreage calculation and equal division of land. The second section deals with the measurement of timber and other construction measures. This text is based on Hawney's Complete Measurer: Or, The Whole Art of Measuring. There are occasional personal notes in the text, such as the date his mother died and his grandmother's name. Martin Baker is from Cumberland County, Kentucky. From Dorris Museum Collection, accession # 566.
Folder 2: William W. Branham Text, 1816Add to your cart.

This text is primarily financial and has sections on exchange rates, barter, profit and loss and partnership. The section on exchange rates covers rates from various countries including France, the Netherlands, Germany and China among others.

William Branham was from Bourbon County, Kentucky.

From Dorris Museum Collection, accession # 565 or 29.1.

Folder 3: Preston Brown Text, 1819Add to your cart.
This text contains beautifully drawn title pages and section headers and covers topics such as the Rule of Three and its variations, tare and trett, insurance, interest, barter and other financial topics.
Folder 4: Cleveland Cornelison Text, 1834Add to your cart.
This text begins with basic arithmetic and progresses to weights and measures.
Folder 5: Mary Jane Patterson Text, 1834Add to your cart.
Basic arithmetic and weights and measures are the focus of this text. The cover is lined with the Richmond, KY newspaper The Farmer's Chronicle dated February 25, 1834. From Dorris Museum Collection, accession # N.1 or 564.

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