Guide to the Arithmetic Books Collection ca. 1805-1826 MG 65


Descriptive Summary
Historical Note
Scope and Content Note
Access Points
Related Material
Administrative Information

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Ciphering/Arithmetic Books

Guide to the Arithmetic Books Collection
ca. 1805-1826
MG 65

The New Jersey Historical Society
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Inventory prepared by Julia Telonidis as part of the “Farm to City” project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. August 2005. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Arithmetic Books Collection
Dates: ca. 1805-1826
Abstract: This is an open collection of ciphering/arithmetic books belonging to various students from New Jersey and New York.
Quantity: 0.66 linear ft. (6 folders)
Collection Number: MG 65

Historical Note

The books are essentially notebooks kept by grade school or intermediate school students. The grades and schools that the students attended are unknown. The books reflect the content of the lessons given to these students which include word problems, addition, subtraction, fractions, decimals, multiplication and division. There are also some examples of detailed calligraphy and fancy lettering in the books.

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Scope and Content Note

Consists of books of Elizabeth Susan Brinckerhoff of New York (1805); Almira Parkhurst (1809); Abram Williams (1814); Amos H. Searfoss (1824); Henry N. Parkhurst of Newark, N.J. (1826); and notes belonging to an unidentified person. This is an open collection.

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Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff.

Use Restrictions

Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.

The New Jersey Historical Society complies with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code), which governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, and forms documented in this collection.
Subject Names:

Brinkerhoff, Eliza Susan.
Parkhurst, Almira.
Parkhurst, Henry V.
Searfoss, Amos H.
Williams, Abraham.

Subject Topics:

Arithmetic–Study and teaching

Subject Places:

New Jersey.
New York.

Document Types:


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Related Material

Manuscript Group 77, Catharine Brinckerhoff (d. 1828) and George Brinckerhoff (d. 1827) Copybook

Manuscript Group 150, Henry L. Parkhurst (1767-1852) Daybooks

Manuscript Group 868, Euphemia Maria Brinckerhoff (1796-1882) Cipher book

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 65, Arithmetic Books Collection, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

Bequest (in part) of Henry Congar.

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Container List

Ciphering/Arithmetic Books
Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Brinkerhoff, Elizabeth Susan. Arithmetic book. 1805
1 2 Parkhurst, Almira. Arithmetic book. 1809
1 3 Williams, Abraham. Ciphering and arithmetic book with calligraphy/fancy lettering. 1813-1814
1 4 Unknown author. Ciphering notes. ca. 1814
1 5 Searfoss, Amos H. Book of arithmetical problems. 1824
1 6 Parkhurst, Henry V. Arithmetic books. n. d., 1826

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