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Bristol writing master's book, 1721

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9837

Scope and Contents

Writing and arithmetic, title page decorated with figures of branches of mathematics. It is inscribed ‘Rachell Tapper her book Anno Domini 1721’. Rachell, perhaps his daughter, has filled the book with calligraphic examples of short aphorisms, arranged alphabetically, starting with ‘Abstinence maintaineth health voluptuously’. On the back cover Rachell has written some questions about a young Quaker woman’s rights and duties concerning proposals of marriage, dated ’13 die Aprilis 1725’.


  • Creation: 1721


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased by Head of Special Collections from Quaritch and transferred to MSS, 2009

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