A Guide to the Edward Thorne Arithmetic Book, 1761. Thorne, Edward. Arithmetic Book, 1761. MS 80.3.1

A Guide to the Edward Thorne Arithmetic Book, 1761.

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John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Manuscript Number MS 80.3.1


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Repository
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Manuscript number
MS 80.3.1
Title
Arithmetic Book, 1761
Extent
1 vol. (70 pp.)
Creator
Thorne, Edward.
Language
English

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Preferred Citation

Edward Thorne Arithmetic Book, Manuscript # MS 80.3.1, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1930.

Alternative Form

Microfilm copy (M-1585) available.


Scope and Content Information

This manuscript arithmetic book contains explanations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; addition and subtraction of money; eighteenth-century weights and measures; time; and reduction of fractions. Problems and solutions are included. It is probably not of Virginia origin; it might possibly be from another American colony, but it is more likely from England.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Arithmetic --Early works to 1900.
  • Mathematics --Study and teaching --England --History --18th Century.
  • Money --England --History --18th Century.
  • Penmanship.
  • Weights and measures --England --History --18th Century.