Text set / [Mathematical exercise book]

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Summary Information.

Title
[Mathematical exercise book]
Creator
Harris, Eliz.
Pindar, Peter, 1738-1819.
Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718.
Wesley, Samuel, 1691-1739.
Date Created and/or Issued
[ca. 1725]
Contributing Institution
UCLA, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
Collection
Early Modern English Manuscripts from UCLA’s Clark Library
Rights Information
Public Domain
Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use.
Description
Scope/Content: Manuscript.
Scope/Content: Manuscript mathematical cipher book with additional poetry, riddles and childish doodles in other, later hands. Written in a calligraphic hand, with embellishments and illustrations, the mathematical text, which demonstrates a variety of practical applications for arithmetic, is incomplete. Many pages bear only headings without any mathematical tables or examples below. A slightly later hand has copied poetry and riddles on the blank versos of many of the pages, while an even later child's hand (or hands) has made numerous pencil doodles in the latter half of the volume, including lists of flowers and trees, pictures of people and houses and an alphabet. Some of the mathematical examples shown feature the years 1723, 1724 and 1725.
Condition: Bound in grey paper wrappers.
Type
text
Form/Genre
Calligraphy (visual works)
Commonplace books
Notebooks
Poems
Riddles
Markings (Provenance)
Extent
[62] p., bound ;20 cm.
Identifier
ark:/21198/n1p893
MS.1968.005
Language
English
eng
Subject
Arithmetic--18th century.
Riddles--18th century.
School notebooks--England--18th century.
Arithmetic--Study and teaching--Early works to 1800.
Mathematics--Problems, exercises, etc.--Early works to 1800.
Place
England
Provenance
At bottom of p. 23 in same hand as original mathematical text: "Eliz. Harris"; On p. 2, in the same hand as poetry, the initials "K.D."
Location
CLUW

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