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Thomas Kern mathematics exercise book

 Collection — Folder: 1
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 own independent learning.

Dates

  • ca. 1856 - 1871

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Extent

.04 Cubic Feet (1 legal sized folder)

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was a gift from Leora Sheridan Vincenti to the Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia on October 14, 2018.

Condition Description

Poor. The notebook is missing a front cover and spine. The text block is detached from the back cover and has several loose pages.
Title
Guide to the Thomas Kern mathematics exercise book
Status
Completed
Author
Rose Oliveira, Accessioning Archivist
Date
14 September 2022
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Contact:
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States