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Izard arithmetic workbook

Identifier: Mss 0078

Collection Overview

Arithmetic workbook containing word problems attributed to a member of the Ralph Izard family. Exercises include problems in the addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of money (pounds, crowns, guineas, marks, guilders, and other units) and other items. Additional problems pertain to the measurement of cloth, wine, time, land (furlongs, poles, feet, inches), Troy weight (grains, ingots), tare and trett (allowance claimed by the citizens of London on goods), the rule of three [fractions], simple interest, interest on interest, company without time [stocks], company with time, discount, barter, exchange, and loss and gain. Elaborate calligraphy is present throughout the volume with illustrations of faces, fish, birds, and other animals. The volume also includes drawings in pencil and in ink of faces, a lady on a horse, a jockey on a horse chased by a dog, a ship with cannon and military personnel, an emblem (symbol) featuring an eagle, and a midshipman.


  • approximately 1800s


Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Ralph Izard (1742-1804) family of Charleston, South Carolina.


1.0 linear feet (1 flat box)

Custodial History

Originally part of the Izard Collection donated to the College of Charleston on May 14, 1974 by Sarah Izard Smith, Rita Izard Hunter, and Laura Izard Harris, the great-great-granddaughters of Alice deLancey and Ralph Izard.

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated in 1974 by Sarah Izard Smith, Rita Izard Hunter, and Laura Izard Harris..

Inventory of the Izard Arithmetic Workbook, approximately 1800
Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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Repository Details

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