Arithmetic Book Collection, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan
Arithmetic and geometry have been an integral part of the American school curriculum since the early colonial days. A necessary skill for occupations as diverse as merchants and merchant marines, arithmetical instruction was highly valued and highly structured, with the material manifestation being the "arithmetic book," the students' workbooks filled with notes and exercises.
Collection Scope and Content Note
The Arithmetic book collection includes a small number of manuscript workbooks used by students studying arithmetic or geometry, ranging in age from the late colonial period through the 1820s.
Arithmetic--Study and teaching.
Geometry--Study and teaching.
Mathematics--Study and teaching.
Ricketts, Palmer C.
Slocomb, Sally Eager.
Container / Location
Arithmetic Books, 1761-1821 [series]
Avery, Jerusha. Commercial arithmetic book, ca. 1787
Boyd, John. Arithmetic books, c. 1761
Leclerc, Sebastien. Pratique de la géometrie, 1774
Ludwig, Jacob. Arithmetic book, 1807
Ricketts, Palmer C. Practical geometry books, undated
Slocomb, Sally Eager. Arithmetic book, c. 1805