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Pease, Henry, 1807-1881



Henry Pease (4 May 1807-1881). Fifth son of Edward Pease and Rachel Whitwell. Marries Anna Fell on 25 February, 1835, and they have son Henry Fell Pease (1838-96). Anna dies in 1839. Henry then marries Mary Lloyd on 19 January 1859, and had three daughters and two sons with her (including Edward Lloyd Pease). Purchases “Pierremont” house in 1845. Died during the London meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, 30 May 1881. Buried in Quaker burial ground in Darlington.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Composition book, 1821

 Item — 3: Series 2, Folder: 23
Call Number: MSS 6, Series II
Scope and Contents:

Contains compositions, in pen and black ink, by Henry Pease. Includes some instructor comments in red ink. Henry’s compositions range in theme from English and world history, to ethics, to favorite hobbies and sports. Particularly notable are an essay “On the Pleasures of the Approaching Vacation,” a piece debating warfare, and another about winter sports, which for Henry included snowballing, “sliding” (sledding), and skating.

Dates: 1821

Latin exercise book, 1823-1825

 Item — 3: Series 2, Folder: 24
Call Number: MSS 6, Series II
Scope and Contents: The pages of this exercise book have been thriftily used during two separate years. The recto sides of the pages are dated 1823 and 1824, and the verso sides have been used (with the book flipped upside down) in 1825. The 1823/1824 portion contains Latin exercises; the 1825 portion consists of penmanship exercise. All are written in pen and black ink; some comments from an instructor or an older pupil--a John Irvine (or Irving)—appear on a few of Henry’s Latin exercises. Henry, in turn,...
Dates: 1823-1825

Mathematics exercise book, 1817

 Item — 3: Series 2, Folder: 21
Call Number: MSS 6, Series II
Scope and Contents:

Contains exercises in mathematics, in pen and black ink, done when Henry Pease was nine or ten years old. Multiplication and division exercises are accompanied by prose descriptions of the various sorts of mathematical methods. There is no indication of the name of Henry’s school or instructor.

Dates: 1817

Pease family collection of sketchbooks and exercise books

Call Number: MSS 6

The collection comprises sketchbooks and exercise books belonging to the Pease family of Durham and Yorkshire Counties, England. The Peases were part of an important network of Quaker industrialists in the northeast of England, and established the nation's first railroad in 1825. Items in the collection date from the early nineteenth to the early twentieth century.

Dates: 1814-1909

Penmanship exercise book, 1816

 Item — 3: Series 2, Folder: 20
Call Number: MSS 6, Series II
Scope and Contents:

Contains handwriting exercises throughout, the themes of which reflect such values as hope and the precariousness of wealth. Henry Pease created this schoolbook at the age of eight or nine. He carefully signed several pages, “Henry Pease, Darlington.” All material is written in pen and black ink. It is not known what school Henry attended, and there are no instructor comments in this particular exercise book. Most likely he attended a local nonconformist school.

Dates: 1816

Penmanship exercise book, 1821

 Item — 3: Series 2, Folder: 22
Call Number: MSS 6, Series II
Scope and Contents:

Contains penmanship exercises, in pen and black ink, by Henry Pease. Moral values, such as the fear of wickedness, the importance of modesty, and avoidance of foul language, are promoted via the exercises. There are no instructor comments and there is no indication of the name or location of Henry’s school.

Dates: 1821

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Exercise books (Penmanship) 3
Art, Amateur -- Great Britain 1
Botanical illustrations 1
Children's art 1
Composition (Language arts) -- Study and teaching 1