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Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 16469
Content Description This collection contains one notebook with handwritten notes on lectures at the University of Virginia Law School, with some earlier lectures during his enrollment at Hampden-Sydney College. These notes seem to be lectures on philosophy and ethics rather than law, perhaps taken at different stages of Epes's matriculation, with reference to Locke, Hobbes, Bentham, and Stewart. One early lecture may be attributed to "McGuffie" suggesting possibly William Holmes McGuffey (of McGuffey Reader...
Dates: 1850 - 1853
Collection — Box: BW 51, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16741
Collection — Box: BW 41, Folder: ViU-2022-0090-001
Identifier: MSS 16707
Content Description This collection contains a mathematics exercise book from the mid-1800s belonging to Thomas Kern. The notebooks contains exercises and solutions for simple mathematics concepts, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Towards the end of the notebook, two pages contain longer writings of a religious nature written by Kern. The headings of each page contain many calligraphic flourishes and ornate touches. It is unclear if Kern was enrolled in a school or if this was his...
Dates: ca. 1856 - 1871
Identifier: MSS 16691
Content Description The first notebook covers courses on modern languages taught by Professors Maximilian Schele de Vere and [George Frederick] Holmes. Generally divided into a French and Spanish section, with an "Index Variorum," "Notes on French Idioms," and timelines of authors' lives. The second notebook covers the courses on mathematics taught by Professor Albert Taylor Bledsoe, with sections on differential calculus, integral calculus, and analytical problems. The third...
Collection — Box: BW 53, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16781
Content Description This collection contains one handwritten notebook from an English female student learning about botany and zoology in 1857. The notebook includes sixty-eight pages of notes and essays on plant and animal biology. The notebook cover has the handwritten signature of the original owner, Louisa Wootten (possibly Woodson or Woodrow).It is unusual for a female student to study botany and zoology in 1857 so this notebook is remarkable in that regard.The cover also notes an...