A Guide to the David Shepherd Arithmetic Book, 1772-1780 Shepherd, David, Arithmetic Book, fl. 1772-1780. MS 71.3

A Guide to the David Shepherd Arithmetic Book, 1772-1780

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the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Manuscript Number MS 71.3


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Repository
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Manuscript number
MS 71.3
Title
David Shepherd Arithmetic Book, 1772-1780.
Extent
1 item (168 p.)
Creator
David Shepherd, fl. 1772-1780.
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access

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Preferred Citation

David Shepherd Arithmetic Book, Manuscript MS 71.3, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Acquisition Information

Gift, 1971.

Alternative Form

Also available on microfilm M-1317.2.


Biographical/Historical Information

This David Shepherd is not listed in the Index to the Virginia Gazette or Earl Gregg Swem's Virginia Historical Index. Descendants maintain he lived 1760-1823 in Albemarle County, Va., and was kept from fighting during the American Revolution by a lame hip.

Scope and Content Information

Arithmetic exercise book teaching addition, multiplication, the rule of three, double position, etc., and containing practice pages. Many pages have added drawings, writings of names, or jottings of historical facts, many with ties to Williamsburg, including Benjamin Waller, Edmund Pendleton, Peyton Randolph, Gov. Thomas Jefferson, James Anderson, etc. Many pages are inscribed "David Shepherd, his cyphering book" and have varying dates.

Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Anderson, James, ca. 1740-1798.
  • Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
  • Pendleton, Edmund, 1721-1803.
  • Randolph, Peyton, 1721- 1775.
  • Shepherd, David, fl. 1772-1780.
  • Waller, Benjamin, 1716-1786.
  • Subjects:

  • Arithmetic-- Early works to 1900.
  • Penmanship, American.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Anderson, James, ca. 1740-1798.
  • David Shepherd, fl. 1772-1780.
  • Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
  • Pendleton, Edmund, 1721-1803.
  • Randolph, Peyton, 1721- 1775.
  • Shepherd, David, fl. 1772-1780.
  • Waller, Benjamin, 1716-1786.