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Ms. Codex 1627 - Chesterfield Academy (Chesterfield, N.H.) - [Minutes and accounts]
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: Ms. Codex 1627 - Chesterfield Academy (Chesterfield, N.H.) - [Minutes and accounts]
Author:
Chesterfield Academy (Chesterfield, N.H.)
Title:
[Minutes and accounts] [manuscript].
Origin:
Chesterfield, 1790-1886.
Physical description:
131 leaves : paper ; 314 x 195 mm. bound to 320 x 205 mm.
Summary:
Minute book of Chesterfield Academy, beginning with a copy of the act of incorporation for the school, passed by the New Hampshire legislature on 12 January 1790. Minutes in 1790 record appointments of officers (first secretary, Abner Johnson), petition to the state of New Hampshire for a lottery grant, acquisition of books, and a decision to confer with the president of Harvard College about hiring a preceptor. Through 1792 the meetings are considered quarterly; thereafter a meeting in the summer or early fall is referred to as an annual meeting, with additional meetings called as needed. Instruction began 14 August 1794 with Sheldon Logan as preceptor. The minutes continue to 1886, when the trustees voted to turn over the school buildings to the town. Accounts and receipts are recorded intermittently on pages after the minutes (p. 166-190).
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Pagination: Paper, i + 131 leaves; [i], 1-139, [140-261] (140-165, 175-176, 178-182, 184-189, 191-261 blank but mostly ruled); contemporary pagination in ink, modern pagination in pencil, upper outer corners.
Layout: Left vertical bounding line and 3 right vertical bounding lines ruled in red ink; on the accounts pages, dates are written left of the left bounding line and amounts are entered in the 3 narrow columns formed by the right vertical bounding lines.
Script: Written in cursive script by multiple hands.
Watermark: AIS Pro Patria (Maid of Dort form) with countermark of crowned GR.
Binding: Original (late 18th-century) leather, tooled in black.
Origin: Written in Chesterfield, N.H., from 1790 (p. 1) to 1886 (p. 139).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 1627
Manuscript location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 1627
 
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