Edward Thorne began to learn arithmetick : March the 30th Anno Domini 1761

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Edward Thorne began to learn arithmetick : March the 30th Anno Domini 1761

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1 item ([80] pages) ; 30.5 cm

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Manuscript arithmetic book containing explanations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; addition and subtraction of money; 18th century weights and measures; time; and reduction of fractions. Problems and solutions are included.

The book was created by an anonymous author, possibly a tutor or clerk, for Edward Thorne. In two of the exercies, the author addresses Thorne by name. In one of those, the author notes that Thorne says he is 14 years of age. An Edward Thorne (1747-1820) was born in New York where he became a justice of the peace before emigrating to Nova Scotia at the end of the American Revolution. This may be his manuscript exercise book.

Prior to its acquisition, the manuscript was located in Montclair, New Jersey.

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“Edward Thorne began to learn arithmetick : March the 30th Anno Domini 1761,” Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed July 17, 2024, https://cwfjdrlsc.omeka.net/items/show/3960.