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James Smith Terry clippings scrapbook

Ms. Codex 1836

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Terry, James Smith, active 1780-1812
Title:
James Smith Terry clippings scrapbook
Date [inclusive]:
1782-1812
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1836
Extent:
1 volume
Language:
English
Abstract:
Volume comprised of clippings from English newspapers created by James Terry Smith spanning the years from 1782 to 1812.
Cite as:
James Smith Terry clippings scrapbook, 1782-1812, Ms. Codex 1836, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Scope and Contents

A parchment covered volume comprising clippings from English newspapers spanning the years from 1782 to 1812. Many of the clippings appear to be from the Ipswich journal printed in Suffolk, England. The scrapbook was probably compiled by James Smith Terry. The volume was originally used for mathematical exercises and word problems. Twenty-six pages at the end of the volume comprise handwritten word problems with solutions. Terry's initials and signature are written on several pages. One word problem at the end of the volume concerns a calculation for the year 1782 suggesting Terry collected the clippings. Two columns of articles are pasted over the math problems on each page. Articles are also pasted on inside the front and back covers. The articles have a broad range of subjects including public accounts of the kingdom, letters, anecdotes, accidents, arrests, executions, poems, epitaphs, obituaries, ships, battles at sea, and a few recipes. Some items of note include "Description of the poison tree in the island of Java," a letter from George Washington to Sir Henry Clinton, the arrest of pirate Morris Keaton in Jamaica, and "Further account of the natives in Botany Bay."

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  June 2017

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

Access Restrictions

This codex is available for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Sold by The Book Cupboard (Plymouth, England), 2017.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Codices (bound manuscripts)
  • Manuscripts, English--18th century
  • Manuscripts, English--19th century
  • Scrapbooks
Subject(s)
  • Mathematics--18th century--Problems, exercises, etc.
  • Scrapbooks--England--18th century--Specimens
  • Scrapbooks--England--19th century--Specimens

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Collection Inventory

Volume

James Smith Terry clippings scrapbook, 1782-1812.

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