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Collection Number: 01682

Collection Title: Arithmetic Books, 1794-1874

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the section for more information.


This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 14 items)
Abstract The collection includes mathematics exercise books from Orange County, N.C., 1794-1831; Lawrenceville, Va., undated; Wythe County, Va., 1829-1831; Moore County, N.C., 1841-1843; Lincoln County, N.C., 1842-1843, with two poems by Peter Stewart Ney (1787-1846); Person County, N.C., 1829-1838; Guilford County, N.C., 1817-1840; Nansemond County, Va., 1807-1809, with birth dates listed for members of the Scott family; County, N.C., 1812-1815, with remarks from later dates on purchasing slaves; and two volumes from an unknown location, 1832 and 1841-1874.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in Arithmetic Books, #1682, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Volume 1 received from Mrs. W. M. Mitchell of Hillsboro, N.C., February 1950.
Volumes 2,3 transferred from the North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, September 1952.
Volume 4 purchased from Cooper's Book Store, Richmond, Va., January 1956.
Volume 5 received from Alvin Lohr of Conocochegue, Md., January 1956.
Volume 6 received from Jeanette Sessoms Shaw of Windsor, N.C., August 1956.
Volume 7 received from Orton Cameron of Sanford, N.C., December 1956.
Volume 8 received from Elizabeth Mullen Lewis of Lincolnton, N.C., May 1960.
Volume 9 received from D. G. Whitfield of Charlotte, N.C., June 1963.
Volume 10 received from James Sherwood of Greensboro, N.C., June 1963.
Volume 11 received from Joel Pretlow of Garner, N.C., April 1973.
Volume 12 received from W. T. Utley of Hampton, Conn., January 1983.
Volumes 13 and 14 received from Edwin G. Leitch III of Charlotte, N.C., in July 2010 (Acc. 101320)
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

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The collection includes mathematics exercise books from Orange County, N.C., 1794-1831; Lawrenceville, Va., undated; Wythe County, Va., 1829-1831; Moore County, N.C., 1841-1843; Lincoln County, N.C., 1842-1843, with two poems by Peter Stewart Ney (1787-1846); Person County, N.C., 1829-1838; Guilford County, N.C., 1817-1840; Nansemond County, Va., 1807-1809, with birth dates listed for members of the Scott family; and Vance County, N.C., 1812-1815, with remarks from later dates on purchasing slaves. Some names present in the books include Joshua Thompson, John B. Bobbitt, Henry Grayson, Ann Maria A. Bixler, Neill Cameron, Rufus Milton Derr, Jefferson Whitefield, Susannah Pearce, Benjamin Hinshaw, Absalom Hinshaw, Jacob Hinshaw, Thomas Hinshaw, David Vestal, William Clark, William Clark, Henry C. Clark, Jonathan Clark, Joseph Prestlow, Mourning Scott, and Warren Bruce.

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #01682, Series: "Arithmetic Books, 1794-1831." Folder 1a

Folder 1

Volume 1: Arithmetic book, 1794, 1798-1829, and 1831 #01682, Series: "Arithmetic Books, 1794-1831." Folder 1

Folder 2

Volume 2: Arithmetic book, undated #01682, Series: "Arithmetic Books, 1794-1831." Folder 2

Folder 3

Volume 3: Arithmetic book, undated #01682, Series: "Arithmetic Books, 1794-1831." Folder 3

Folder 4

Volume 4: Arithmetic book, Henry Grayson, 1829-1831 #01682, Series: "Arithmetic Books, 1794-1831." Folder 4

Folder 5

Volume 5: Arithmetic book, Ann Maria A. Bixler, 1835 #01682, Series: "Arithmetic Books, 1794-1831." Folder 5

Folder 6

Volume 6: Arithmetic book, 1842-1843 #01682, Series: "Arithmetic Books, 1794-1831." Folder 6

Folder 7

Volume 7: Arithmetic book, Neill Cameron, 1841-1843 #01682, Series: "Arithmetic Books, 1794-1831." Folder 7

Folder 8

Volume 8: "Practical Geometry, Trigonometry, and Surveying," by Rufus Milton, 1842-1843, with poems by Peter Stuart Ney #01682, Series: "Arithmetic Books, 1794-1831." Folder 8

Folder 9

Volume 9: Arithmetic book, 1829-1838 #01682, Series: "Arithmetic Books, 1794-1831." Folder 9

Folder 10

Volume 10: Arithmetic book with some accounts, 1817-1837 #01682, Series: "Arithmetic Books, 1794-1831." Folder 10

Folder 11

Volume 11: Arithmetic book with birth records, Joseph Pretlow, 1807-1887 #01682, Series: "Arithmetic Books, 1794-1831." Folder 11

Folder 12

Volume 12: Arithmetic notebook, William Weston Utley, 1812-1849 #01682, Series: "Arithmetic Books, 1794-1831." Folder 12

Folder 13

Volume 13: Arithmetic notebook, author(s) and location unknown, 1832 #01682, Series: "Arithmetic Books, 1794-1831." Folder 13

Oversize Volume SV-1682/1

Volume 14: Arithmetic notebook, some of which was written by Warren Bruce, 1841 and 1874 #01682, Series: "Arithmetic Books, 1794-1831." SV-1682/1

Appears to be mostly in the same hand.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, May 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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