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Summary Information.

Title
Began February 16th Rebecca Steel her accompt booke.
Alternative Title
Her accompt booke.
Creator
Steele, Rebecca,born 1689.
Date Created and/or Issued
1701-1702
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: "Anno 1702" is written on the title page, but within the text, the present year is given as 1701 and as 1702.
Scope/Content: Manuscript mathematical cipher book written in 1701 and 1702 by Rebecca Steele, a young student in Bristol. Pages exemplifying specific mathematical operations and concepts are embellished with calligraphic designs and command-of-hand drawings, and some lessons are dated. Many processes and operations are described in long word problems, including one (p. 30) where Steele is set the problem of figuring her exact age. She gives her birthdate as 28 May 1689 at 8:12pm and the present date as 17 April 1702 at "about 10 in ye morning." She is likely the Rebecka Steele who appears in Quaker birth records for the city of Bristol as a daughter of William and Melior Steele, born on 28 May 1689 in Thomas Street.
Condition: Bound in contemporary speckled calf with blind tooling and metal clasps.
Type
text
Form/Genre
Calligraphy (visual works)
Extent
170 pages, bound ;32 cm
Identifier
ark:/21198/n1tc80
f MS.1950.037
Language
English
eng
Subject
Arithmetic--Study and teaching--Early works to 1800.
Mathematics--Problems, exercises, etc.--Specimens.
Place
England--Gloucestershire--Bristol
Location
CLUW

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