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Mathematical Commonplace Book of Jonathan Mowry, circa 1726

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists primarily of account books of the Mowry (also called Morey) family of Providence and Smithfield, Rhode Island. Included is a mathematical notebook (for school?) of Jonathan Mowry, ca. 1726; two account books of "Lawyer" Joseph Mowry, dated 1752-1764 and 1662-1775, respectively, one including the original paper wrapper; three account books of Henry Mowry, dated 1722-1747; one account book of Elisha Mowry, ca. 1751; and a 1751 document of Daniel Mowry regarding a survey of a piece of land done by Daniel Abbot. Also included is a paper signed by John Aldrich and Job Mowry, Jr., settling their accounts "from the beginning of the world to this day," dated 1785.

Collection History

Custodial History:

The collection was formed as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family, or subject. Professor Brown, a descendant of Captains Joseph and Daniel Mowry, provided explanations of the items and a genealogy of the Mowry family.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Mathematical Commonplace Book of Jonathan Mowry; Mowry Family of Rhode Island Collection, C1137, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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