A Guide to the Samuel Burger Mathematics Notebook, 1857-? Burger, Samuel, Mathematics Notebook Ms2011-009

Samuel Burger Mathematics Notebook, 1857-?

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Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2011-009


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Processed by: Isidoro Rodriguez, Student Assistant, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2011-009
Title
Samuel Burger Mathematics Notebook, 1857-?
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Creator
Burger, Samuel, 1820-1889
Language
English
Abstract
The collection includes a mathematics notebook containing equations and work problems from Samuel Burger of Botetourt County, Virginia.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Samuel Burger Mathematics Notebook must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Samuel Burger Mathematics Notebook, Ms2011-009, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Samuel Burger Mathematics Notebook was donated to Special Collections in 2010.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Samuel Burger Mathematics Notebook was completed in January 2011.


Biographical Note

The notebook is signed by Samuel Burger (1820-1889) of Botetourt County, Virginia, 1857. Samuel Burger was a captain in the Confederate army and served as an aide for Jefferson Davis. He also served in the Virginia House of delegates from 1877 to 1879 and was Botetourt's County Surveyor from 1870 until his death in 1889. In addition he was a teacher and farmer.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a handwritten notebook with math equations and problems from Botetourt County, Virginia, created around 1857. A majority of the problems are algebratic equations but there are also a number of word problems included. A signature on inside cover reads Samuel Burger.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South

Contents List

Folder 1
Notebook, 1857-?.