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The Resource Copybooks collection

Copybooks collection

Label
Copybooks collection, 1806-1893, undated
Title
Copybooks collection
Inclusive dates
1806-1893, undated
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection includes copybooks from Kittie Thompson, Lillie Thompson, Lovina Dawson Thompson, Ezekiel Shoemake and Jennie F. Dobbins ranging from 1803 to 1889, with one date unknown regarding Spencerian and other methods of penmanship
Biographical or historical data
A copybook is a book used in education that contains examples and blank space for writing down copies of the examples by imitation. Typical uses include teaching penmanship and arithmetic to students. A page of a copy book typically starts with a copybook heading: a printed example of what should be copied, such as a single letter or a short proverb. The rest of the page is empty, except for horizontal rulings. The student is expected to copy the example down the page. By copying, the student is supposed to practise penmanship, spelling, reading comprehension, punctuation, and vocabulary. The American Instructor: Or, Young Man's Best Companion, published in 1748, was the first American copybook. The 1802 book, The Port folio recommends the copybook method of learning fine penmanship over the previously used method of "engraved models," citing the advantage of having the example text closer to the student's reproduction. The author adds, "A neat copybook has often laid the foundation, or shown the first symptoms, of taste in all the elegant arts of life."Excerpt taken from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copybook_(education)
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dobbins, Jennie F
  • Showmaker, Ezekiel
  • Thompson, Kittie
  • Thompson, Lillie
  • Thompson, Lovina Dawson
  • Copybooks
  • Handwriting
  • Penmanship
  • Rare Books and Manuscripts
Label
Copybooks collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/3067
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2013/09/16 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2013/09/16 by Edythe Huffman
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20136865
Extent
0.03 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Kittie Thompson Wirick on 1931/01/24 and Mrs. Herbert Caldwell on 1948/11/22.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn864015977
  • (OCoLC)864015977
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder
Label
Copybooks collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/3067
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2013/09/16 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2013/09/16 by Edythe Huffman
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20136865
Extent
0.03 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Kittie Thompson Wirick on 1931/01/24 and Mrs. Herbert Caldwell on 1948/11/22.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn864015977
  • (OCoLC)864015977
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder

Library Locations

    • Indiana State LibraryBorrow it
      315 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN, 46202, US
      39.77004 -86.164015

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