1803 - 1806 Waste Book & Ledger, Cyphers, Accounting & Penmanship Examples, the School Exercises of George W. Conklin of Huntington, Long Island New York
(Americana - 19th Century - Manuscript - Mathematics - Penmanship - Accounting - New York - Long Island)

Huntington Long Island New Yor: Not Published, 1803. F About 150 pages with early 19th century American school exercises, identified as being that of George W. Conklin of Huntington, his name written several times inside; including: (30) pages 8" x 12 1/2" size, of 'Waste Book No. 1 Huntington April 5th 1803' detailing transactions for shipping, accounting & sales for goods, wine, leather & hides & other cargo, giving ship name, master & details - teaching how to account for promissory notes, loss of ship & cargo, other vicissitudes of trade, followed by 'Journal No. 1' noting purchases, computations regarding the accounts given, with an "Alphabet" or index to the ledger that follows; (sewn with) a slightly larger sized section, 8 1/2" x 13 1/2" approx. size; with over 40 pages of cyphering on problems & examples - reduction of vulgar fractions, compound fractions, reduction of decimals, pound & shilling money reductions to decimal, Federal money conversions to various state currencies, reduction of coins; cross multiplication or duodecimals; single rule of the direct, with numerous examples of these problems; with a "Journal" section dated 1806, detailing sales for wheat, salt & other products; followed by a another 'Alphabet' index & ledger and several pages of writing practice; (with) (16) pages of mathematical calculations on loose sheets, approx. 8" x 13" size, excised from a larger volume; identified sections for compound addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, fractions, use of decimals in computation, reduction of currencies, loss & gain percent, interest, equations of payments, ratio & proportion, distribution, evolution, involution; The student has used local names for his account examples and occasionally will illustrate, embellish, doodle and pen-trial on his usually very calligraphic & tidy work; some wear, spotting to the pages; a few closed tears, 2" corner torn away at bottom of the first page of the largest group; side-sewing coming loose; strong, high rag-content quality paper; in good condition and a good example of the educational system in place in the early 19th century. Good Paperback (Item ID: 23955)


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