Ms. Codex 881 - [Handbook on arithmetic]
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[Handbook on arithmetic] [manuscript].
[Southampton County (Va.), 1786-1791]
74 leaves : paper, ill. ; 322 x 197 mm. bound to 324 x 202 mm.
Handbook, with many examples, covering basic arithmetic; weights and measures; proportions; insurance on property; partnerships in trade and cropping; simple interest; money exchange; and geometry, for use in school. Examples for "Division of crops" include shares for employers, overseers, and slaves; other examples are based on trade with the West Indies.
Arithmetic - Study and teaching - Early works to 1800.
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Manuscripts, American - 18th century.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Pagination: Paper, 74; [iv], 1-134, [135-144]; contemporary pagination in ink, modern pagination in pencil, upper outer corners.
Script: Written in a cursive script by a single hand, with a second hand written over the first in some places.
Decoration: Illustrated with diagrams and a pen and ink drawing of a tree [back flyleaf].
Binding: Contemporary leather.
Origin: Written in Southampton County, Virginia, 1786 (p. 1) to 1791 (p. 142).
UPenn Ms. Codex 881
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 881