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Peter Spicer notebook

Creator:
Spicer, Peter, 1795-1873  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume (53 pages , 33 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Volumes
Date:
1805-1806
Summary:
Notebook kept by Peter Spicer for recording arithmetical concepts and exercises as a young student, with an emphasis on business and bookkeeping-related skills. Some of the topics covered include: Federal money; simple interest; brokerage; insurance; compound interest; annuities; loss and gain; conjoined proportion; vulgar fractions; decimal fractions; arithmetical progression; and geometrical progression; among others.
Biographical/Historical note:
Born in Preston, Conn. on 7 Dec. 1795, and died in Westminster, Conn. on 24 June 1873. Carpenter, wheelwright, soldier in the War of 1812, innkeeper and local postmaster.
General note:
Handwritten in black, red, and green inks, with some small doodles throughout.
"Began to cipher the 10th day of December, A.D. 1805, Preston, in the county of New London [Connecticut]"--p. 1; "Peter Spicer's ciphering book, January 13th, 1806, Preston"--P. 19.
Local Notes:
SCDIRB copy 39088014409213 has water stains, primarily on the upper third of the volume, somewhat affecting the legibility of the handwriting.

SCDIRB copy has bookplate: Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Gift of Mr. Stephen Harper.

SCDIRB copy has the original paper cover made from pages of a contemporary newspaper that have been glued and stitched together. Housed in an archival envelope for preservation.
Topic:
Arithmetic -- Early works to 1900  Search this
Arithmetic -- Problems, exercises, etc.  Search this
Bookkeeping  Search this
Identifier:
SIL-DL.qMSS001770
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-dl-qmss001770

A pictorial primary arithmetic : on the plan of object-lessons / by G.A. Walton

Title:
Walton's Primary arithmetic
Primary arithmetic
Author:
Walton, George A (George Augustus) 1822-1908  Search this
Walton, Electa N. L (Electa Nobles Lincoln) b. 1824  Search this
Former owner:
Hartshorn, Geo. Trumbull DSI  Search this
Landauer, Bella Clara 1874-1960,- DSI  Search this
Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences (U.S.) DSI  Search this
Electrotyper:
Boston Stereotype Foundry  Search this
Physical description:
96 p. : ill. ; 17 cm
Type:
Problems, exercises, etc
Early works to 1900
Date:
1867
1867, c1866
Topic:
Arithmetic  Search this
Call number:
QA103 .W2332 1867
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_736942

The arithmetic of electricity : a manual of electrical calculations by arithmetical methods, including numerous rules, examples, and tables in the field of practical electrical engineering and experimenting / by T. O'Conor Sloane

Author:
Sloane, T. O'Conor (Thomas O'Conor) 1851-1940  Search this
Physical description:
138 p. : ill. ; 18 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1891
Topic:
Electricity--Problems, exercises, etc  Search this
Call number:
QC532 .S6 1891
QC532.S6 1891
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_388834

A pictorial primary arithmetic, on the plan of object-lessons. By Geo. A. Walton & Electa N.L. Walton ..

Author:
Walton, George A (George Augustus) 1822-1908  Search this
Walton, Electa N. L (Electa Nobles Lincoln) b. 1824  Search this
Physical description:
96 p. illus. 17 cm
Type:
Problems, exercises, etc
Date:
1869
[c1869]
Topic:
Arithmetic  Search this
Call number:
QA103.W2333X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_231638

Arithmetic of electricity : a manual of electrical calculations by arithmetical methods, including numerous rules, examples, and tables in the field of practical engineering and experimenting / by T. O'Conor Sloane

Author:
Sloane, T. O'Conor (Thomas O'Conor) 1851-1940  Search this
Physical description:
138 p. : ill. ; 19 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1891
C1891, t.p. 1897
Topic:
Electricity--Problems, exercises, etc  Search this
Call number:
QC532 .S6 1891Z
QC532.S6 1891Z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_232044

Notes on equation writing and chemical arithmetic. By J.H. Beal ..

Author:
Beal, James Hartley 1861-  Search this
Physical description:
94 p. 20 cm
Type:
Problems, exercises, etc
Date:
1893
Topic:
Chemistry  Search this
Call number:
QD42 .B36
QD42.B36
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_126944

In the air

Author:
Smith, C. V  Search this
Physical description:
76 p. illus. (part col.) 17 x 23 cm
Type:
Problems, exercises, etc
Date:
1970
[c1970]
Topic:
Arithmetic  Search this
Call number:
QA139 .S644
QA139.S644
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_51348

Adventures with numbers [by] Jesse Osborn [and] Adeline Riefling

Author:
Osborn, Jesse Otto 1894-  Search this
Riefling, Adeline 1891-  Search this
Physical description:
6 v. illus. (part col.) 22 cm
Type:
Problems, exercises, etc
Date:
1948
[1948]
20th century
Topic:
Arithmetic--History  Search this
Mathematics  Search this
Call number:
QH106 .O8
QH106.O8
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_65821

A pictorial primary arithmetic, on the plan of object-lessons, by G. A. Walton

Author:
Walton, George A (George Augustus) 1822-1908  Search this
Walton, Electa N. L (Electa Nobles Lincoln) b. 1824  Search this
Physical description:
96 p. illus. 17 cm
Type:
Problems, exercises, etc
Date:
1866
Topic:
Arithmetic  Search this
Call number:
QA103 .W2331X
QA103.W2331X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_82155

Sauveur Joseph Dol du lieu de Faverne commence le presant livre sous l'enseignement de in Benoit Truey du lieu de Varages ce 24 avril 1792

Creator:
Dol, Joseph  Search this
Teacher:
Truey, Benoit  Search this
Physical description:
1 volume (approximately 270 pages) : illustrations (watercolors) ; 34 x 25 cm (folio)
Type:
Problems, exercises, etc
Early works to 1800
Art and the revolution
Place:
France
Date:
1792
Revolution, 1789-1799
Topic:
Arithmetic  Search this
Decoration and ornament--Chinese influences  Search this
Decoration and ornament--Animal forms  Search this
Decoration and ornament--Plant forms  Search this
Chinese in art  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
MSS 001844 B
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1061507

Lusby family account book [manuscript], approximately 1814 -1845

Title:
Benjamin W. Lusby's book DSI
Author:
Lusby family  Search this
Lusby, Benjamin W  Search this
Lusby, Eli  Search this
Faithful, Francis  Search this
Gaither, John M  Search this
Jones, Isaac  Search this
Knight, Alfred  Search this
Sands, Gideon  Search this
Waters, Bradshaw  Search this
Subject:
Lusby family  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (ca. 144 leaves) ; 35 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Problems, exercises, etc
Place:
Maryland
Date:
1814
1845
18th century
Topic:
Arithmetic  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
MSS 001772 B
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_945912

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