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Science exercise book, 1876

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 17
Call Number: MSS 6, Series II

Scope and Contents

Contains notes on zoology, geology, arithmetic, and engineering, by Edward Lloyd Pease, who was about fifteen years old at the time of the lessons recorded in it. Some of Edward's essays include illustrations of mechanical objects. Writing is in graphite or pen and black ink. It is possible that this schoolbook was used while Edward was at Oliver’s Mount School, where he is listed on an 1874 roster. However, no instructor comments appear. A rather fanciful and spirited inscription by Edward appears on front pastedown: “Elementary Science/ comprising a treatise on Astronomy/Natural Philosophy/ Geology &/ Mensuration Formulae/ An abridgment [sic] from ther [sic] larger works on these subjects, which have been carefuly [sic] consulted by Mr. Robinson, and drawn up in such a manner that it is likely to prove the greater boon to students interested in these subjects published by/ E.L. Pease. A.A.S.; B.A; A.R. A; B.C.L.B.M.: C.B.S; B.C. L; F.R.S: F.S. A: L.L. B: L.L.D. etc. etc. etc. etc./ 100,000,000,000th edition/ This work is dedicated (by the kind permission of his most gracious majesty) & the most noble King of the Cannibal Islands./ Opinions of the Press: This wonderful little work is marvelously adapted after….”


  • 1876


Physical Description

1 v. (60 p.) ; 23 x 19 cm. Bound in quarter green cloth and marbled boards.

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection:

The materials are open for research.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

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