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Mathematics exercise book, 1839

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 18
Call Number: MSS 6, Series II

Scope and Contents

Title page is inscribed "Emma Pease, Darlington, 1839" in an elaborate calligraphic hand. Exercises are written in pen and black ink throughout. It contains dozens of mathematical exercises, primarily in practical topics, such as "Addition of Money, Weights, and Measures," "Ale or Beer Measure," "Land Measure." The practical problems may have been meant to give a child a more concrete grasp of the application of mathematics, or perhaps they were meant to prepare a young female student for future management of a household.


  • 1839


Physical Description

1 v. (132 p.) ; 24 x 19 cm. Bound in quarter red roan 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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