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Copybooks (instructional materials)

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Elizabeth Bowen Howell journals

Identifier: Wing-MS-ZW 883-H859

Five writing books and manuscript commonplace books written by Elizabeth Howell in Boston, between 1806 and 1833. Books are manuscript, in ink.

Dates: 1806-1833

Isaac Shaeffer school copybooks

Identifier: Modern-MS-38

Three copybooks belonging to Isaac Shaeffer. Includes a manuscript notebook, bound in newspaper covers, containing Shaeffer's arithmetic exercises, dated 4 March 1853-30 April 1857; a manuscript, also bound in newspaper covers, containing records of agriculture purchases from 2 February 1854 and 23 February 1854, as well as Shaeffer's handwriting practice exercises; and a copybook with the inscription "Isaac U. Shaeffer's copy book, Myerstown Academy, Lebanon Co. Pa. November 30, 1854."

Dates: 1853-1857

John Haynes copybooks and notes

Identifier: VAULT box-Wing-MS-81

School writing books, handwriting exercises and notes by John Haynes, a student; one entry is a long poem entitled "Tribute to the memory of Mrs. R.P. Stevens wife of Rodolphus Stevens and daughter of John Clement of Townsend ..." and dated at Townsend, Mass. 1849; some other exercises are dated Dec. 5, 1849 at Townsend; one loose sheet dated Sept. 8, 1855.

Dates: 1849-1855

Platt R. Spencer papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Spencer
Abstract Correspondence, photographs, copybooks, penmanship samples, cashbooks, newspaper clippings, poetry, essays, drawings, artifacts and miscellaneous personal items related to the life and career of Platt Rogers Spencer, penman, poet, and educator who created the Spencerian system of penmanship. The establishment of Spencerian schools of business was a highly successful endeavor in part because the entire family was involved in the business. In his later years, Spencer became involved in the...
Dates: 1827-1951; Majority of material found within 1850-1900