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George S. Roberts notebooks

 Collection — Container: 1 [31151030055739]
Identifier: MS-0423
Little is known about George S. Roberts except that he was a boarding student at Benjamin Hallowell's academy in Alexandria, Virginia in 1855. The collection consists of two volumes of geometric calculations.

Dates

  • 1855 or after

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

0.167 Cubic Feet (2 volumes)

Biographical Note

Little is known about George S. Roberts except that he was a boarding student at Benjamin Hallowell's academy in Alexandria, Virginia in 1855. Roberts may have been a son of Dr. George C.M. Roberts, but this information has not been verified. Hallowell was a Quaker schoolmaster, scientist and farmer.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of two volumes of a three volume set. The location of Volume I is unknown. Volume II contains exercises on laying out and dividing land; the application of algebra to geometry; and problems related to the parabola and ellipse. Volume III relates to Lewis' spherical projections, and astronomical projections and transits.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The volumes were found uncataloged in the Special Collections cage in 1989. They may have been a bequest of J. Wesley Cole.

Related Materials

George S. Roberts may have been the son of Dr. George C. M. Roberts, who was the creator of another collection stored in Special Collections: MS.0183: George C. M. Roberts papers.

Processing Information

Finding aid prepared by Margaret N. Burri, September 2003.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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