A Guide to the Robert Spilsbe Coleman Arithmetic Book, 1773-1857 Coleman, Robert Spilsbe, Arithmetic Book, 1773-1857 MS 73.4

A Guide to the Robert Spilsbe Coleman Arithmetic Book, 1773-1857

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the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Manuscript Number MS 73.4


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Repository
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Manuscript number
MS 73.4
Title
Robert Spilsbe Coleman Arithmetic Book, 1773-1857.
Creators
Robert Spilsbe Coleman. Robert Spilsbe Coleman, Jr.
Language
English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Robert Spilsbe Coleman Arithmetic Book, Manuscript MS 73.4, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Acquisition Information

Gift, 1973.

Alternative Form

Also available on microfilm (M-1317.2)


Biographical/Historical Information

The Spotsylvania County records, 1721-1800, list several branches of the Coleman family, which included several Robert Spilsbes. This individual cannot be absolutely identified.

Scope and Content Information

Arithmetic exercise book explaining and demonstrating addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, wine measure, dry measure, and long measure. Inscribed "Robert Spilsbe Coleman His Book August the 19, 1773" and probably used by him until 1775. Next used by Coleman's son, Robert Spilsbe Coleman, Jr., in 1782-1783 and 1821. Also contains a list of family births, 1851-1857.

Index Terms

    Family Names:

  • Coleman family.
  • Persons:

  • Coleman, Robert Spilsbe.
  • Coleman, Robert Spilsbe, Jr.
  • Subjects:

  • Arithmetic--Early works to 1900.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Coleman, Robert Spilsbe.
  • Coleman, Robert Spilsbe, Jr.
  • Robert Spilsbe Coleman, Jr.
  • Robert Spilsbe Coleman.