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Arithmetic cyphering books

 Collection — Box: 2
Identifier: MS-SC38
Scope and Contents Consists of four handwritten arithmetic exercise books or cyphering books from various authors and locations, including: George W. Allen, dating to 1812-1814, brought to Greene County, Illinois, from Tennessee in 1818; Samuel Smith, dating to 1817-1820 (probably a fragment of a larger volume); and two books dating to 1819-1821 belonging to Richard Wells, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, and Edmund Palmer. The Wells book contains instruction in basic store accounting.
Dates: Created: 1812-1821

Benjamin Trumbull Family Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-BC639
Abstract Son of Connecticut minister and historian Benjamin Trumbull (1735-1820) who graduated from Yale College in 1790 and became a lawyer in East Haddam and Colchester, Connecticut. He and his wife, Elizabeth Mather Trumbull was the parents of 11 children, 8 of which lived to adulthood, including Illinois senator and jurist Lyman Trumbull. Benjamin Trumbull served as probate justice, state representative and postmaster. His sons, Benjamin Mather, George and Lyman settled in Illinois, while sons John,...
Dates: Created: 1775-1896; Other: Majority of material found in 1790-1866; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1983

David Judson Chaffee diary

 Collection
Identifier: MS-SC3765
Scope and Contents Collection consists of the diary of David Judson Chaffee for the year 1861. A student at Western Homeopathic College (Cleveland, OH) Chaffee noted his coursework, lectures, social occasions, and Abraham Lincoln’s speech in Cleveland (February 15, 1861). He later returned home to Palermo, NY, and the entries reflect social life in that community. Inserted printed material include a listing of college faculty and a newspaper report on Lincoln at Columbus, OH. Other loose items include two...
Dates: 1861

Garland Wheeler cyphering book

 Collection
Identifier: MS-SC3772
Scope and Contents Collection consists of one cypher book dating from January 1814 containing over 183 handwritten pages. While a student, Garland Wheeler recorded various math and business problem solving concepts, word problems, providing examples for each. Several different categories of work were considered, including addition and subtraction of whole numbers (and money), multiplication, single and double “rule of three” and their inverses, division of stock under a partnership or single fellowship, barter,...
Dates: 1814

Priscilla M. Babb papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-BC746
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of the personal papers of Marion Priscilla Carpenter Babb (Priscilla M. Babb) including her correspondence, diaries, and original manuscripts of poetry and prose, 1907-1969. The papers are divided into three series, the first contains Babb’s personal correspondence, diaries/journals, primarily from her time as a student at Illinois State Normal University (now Illinois State University), during the late 1920s. This series also includes household financial documents...
Dates: 1907-1969

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Allen, George Washington, 1801-1865 1
Babb, Claude C. 1
Babb, Priscilla M., 1903-1969 1
Brainerd, Jehu 1
Chaffee, David Judson, 1835-1923 1