Guide to the Arithmetic Exercise Book of Stephen Wood[ca. 1780-1800]MG 281

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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Access Points

Related Material

Administrative Information

Guide to the Arithmetic Exercise Book of Stephen Wood[ca. 1780-1800]MG 281Inventory prepared by Stephen Yautz as part of the "Farm to City" project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Guide to the Arithmetic Exercise Book of Stephen Wood
[ca. 1780-1800]

MG 281



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Inventory prepared by Stephen Yautz as part of the "Farm to City" project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Finding aid encoded by Danielle Kovacs. February 2004. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Stephen Wood
Title: Stephen Wood Arithmetic Exercise Book
Dates:[ca. 1780-1800]
Abstract: Consists of Stephen Wood's arithmetic exercise book, commonly known in the eighteenth century as a ciphering book, and dates from circa 1780 to 1800.
Quantity: 1 volume
Collection Number: MG 281

Biographical Note

Stephen Wood was born on March 21, 1765, the son of Dr. Stephen Wood and his second wife, Mary. Wood was afforded all the opportunities that wealth provided; he and his siblings were taught by a private tutor who emphasized a classical education. To supplement his classical education, Wood also studied medicine with his father. Wood and his wife had one son, Stephen W., born in 1810. Wood died at the age of seventy-one in the year 1826.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of Stephen Wood's arithmetic exercise book, commonly known in the eighteenth century as a ciphering book, and dates from circa 1780 to 1800. The volume includes a table of contents on the front page. Topics covered in the book include loss and gain, simple interest, permutation, vulgar fractions, geometrical progression, square roots, as well as others. A brief history of the Wood Family completes the volume.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff.

Use Restrictions

Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.

The New Jersey Historical Society complies with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code), which governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Names:
Wood, Mary, fl. 1764-1800.
Wood, Stephen, 1684-1794.
Wood, Stephen, 1765-1826.
Wood, Stephen W., b. 1810.
Subject Topics:
Education--United States--History--Sources.
Document Types:
Arithmetic exercise books.
Notebooks.
Subject Occupations
Students--New Jersey.

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Related Material

For related collections, see:

Manuscript Group 65, Ciphering Books Collection

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 281, Stephen Wood Arithmetic Book, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

This collection is the gift of Cora B. Hogan, 1956.

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