Seven exercise books of John Philipson, Sparty Lea (Northumberland)
Seven exercise books of John Philipson of Sparty Lea (Allendale, Northumberland), dated c.1862-1864, containing various scientific and mathematical examples in various styles of penmanship.
Five have printed title pages by T. Simpson & Sons of Newcastle (two of Boston, two of Harper's Ferry, Virginia, and one of St Louis). With marbled covers and edges.
- Creation: c.1862-1864
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 21823].
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 21823
Seven exercise books of John Philipson, Sparty Lea (Northumberland), c.1862-1864.
Biographical / Historical
John Philipson of Sparty Lea (a hamlet in Allendale, Northumberland) described himself as 'aged 11 years' on 2 May 1862.
Philipson may have been tutored by Thomas Sopwith FRS (1803–1879), mining engineer, teacher of geology and local historian.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from John Turton Antiquarian Books with the support of the Opie fund, 2022.
- Seven exercise books of John Philipson, Sparty Lea (Northumberland), c.1862-1864 CMD ID 21823
- Rachael Marsay
- Language of description
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- Catalogued with the generous support of the Roy Davids bequest