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Bizzell Copybook


Samuel Bizzell (1798-1871), a native of Johnston County, was a farmer, as had been his father before him.This manuscript exercise book, which Bizzell called his "cyphering book," appears to have been made between 1812 and 1814 when Bizzell was a teenager. It contains rules and examples for commercial arithmetic.

Title

Bizzell Copybook

Collection Number

PC.1913

Date(s)

1831 - 1861

Language

English

Physical Description
Volume
1
small folio of 107 leaves hand-sewn and home bound in paper-stiffened unbleached muslin
Abstract

Samuel Bizzell (1798-1871), a native of Johnston County, was a farmer, as had been his father before him.

This manuscript exercise book, which Bizzell called his "cyphering book," appears to have been made between 1812 and 1814 when Bizzell was a teenager. It contains rules and examples for commercial arithmetic.

Physical Location

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Creator

Bizzell, Samuel, 1798-1871.

Repository

State Archives of North Carolina


Available for research.


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Processed by George Stevenson, December 7, 2000

Encoded by Fran Tracy-Walls, June 21, 2002


Samuel Bizzell (1798-1871), son of James and Mary (Bowden) Bizzell, was a native ofDuplin County. Bizzell moved shortly after his marriage in 1824 to Johnston County,where he remained until his death. Bizzell was a farmer, as had been his father before him.


Samuel Bizzell (1798-1871), son of James and Mary (Bowden) Bizzell, was a native ofDuplin County. Bizzell moved shortly after his marriage in 1824 to Johnston County,where he remained until his death. Bizzell was a farmer, as had been his father before him.


[Identification of item], PC.1913, Bizzell Copybook, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC, USA.


Gift, The Salvation Army, Raleigh, N.C., 2000.


Additional information on topics found in this collection may be found in the Manuscript and Archives Reference System (MARS) at  http://www.ncarchives.dcr.state.nc.us


This manuscript exercise book, which Bizzell called his "cyphering book," appears to have been made between 1812 and 1814 when Bizzell was a teenager. It contains rules and examples for commercial arithmetic, and it is not at all clear why a farmer's son should have been set to so specialized a course of study. The volume includes rules and examples for mensuration; conversion rates of money of the various states, Canada, and Nova Scotia, in relation to federal money; weights and measures; compound division; decimal fractions; the single rule of three; compound proportion; vulgar fractions; tare and tret; fellowship; simple interest; commission and brokerage; insurance; average (maritime); discount; barter; and loss and gain. Originally the exercise book was made up of quires of hand-made paper, and when the quires were sewn together to form the present volume, four leaves of Fourfrinier machine made paper were inserted and sewn into the middle of the volume. These four leaves include the names and dates of birth of Bizzell's slaves from 1831 to 1861 (That is, during the period when he was living in Johnston County).


This manuscript exercise book, which Bizzell called his "cyphering book," appears to have been made between 1812 and 1814 when Bizzell was a teenager. It contains rules and examples for commercial arithmetic, and it is not at all clear why a farmer's son should have been set to so specialized a course of study. The volume includes rules and examples for mensuration; conversion rates of money of the various states, Canada, and Nova Scotia, in relation to federal money; weights and measures; compound division; decimal fractions; the single rule of three; compound proportion; vulgar fractions; tare and tret; fellowship; simple interest; commission and brokerage; insurance; average (maritime); discount; barter; and loss and gain. Originally the exercise book was made up of quires of hand-made paper, and when the quires were sewn together to form the present volume, four leaves of Fourfrinier machine made paper were inserted and sewn into the middle of the volume. These four leaves include the names and dates of birth of Bizzell's slaves from 1831 to 1861 (That is, during the period when he was living in Johnston County).


  • Bizzell, Samuel, 1798-1871.
  • Slave records.
  • Births (Vital Statistics)
  • Arithmetic.
  • Notebooks.
  • Exercise books.
  • Duplin County (N.C.)
  • Johnston County (N.C.)