Item #17025 Handwritten Botany and Zoology Notebook from Girl Student, 1857. 19th c. Women Education.
Handwritten Botany and Zoology Notebook from Girl Student, 1857
Handwritten Botany and Zoology Notebook from Girl Student, 1857
Handwritten Botany and Zoology Notebook from Girl Student, 1857
Handwritten Botany and Zoology Notebook from Girl Student, 1857

Handwritten Botany and Zoology Notebook from Girl Student, 1857

Handwritten Journal

[Women Education] Handwritten notebook from girl student learning about Botany and Zoology in 1857. Filled with 68 pages of notes and essays on plant and animal biology. 68 pages handwritten. Original green marble boards with brown leather spine. 9 x 7.25 in. Title plate on cover lists original owner “Louisa Woodson”. List sales address in London. “Sold at the Depository of the Home and Colonial School Society, 16 St. Chad’s Row, Gray’s Inn Road.” “Instructions to Student” printed on inside front cover, with notes on how composition book should be used. “These Journals are intended to contain a record of the daily course of instruction and occupation through which Students pass whilst at the Institution. It is expected that particular attention should be paid to the plainness and legibility of the writing; to the grammar, spelling, and punctuation; and also to the general arrangement and neatness of execution.” All entries dated to 1857. Weekly written class schedules included throughout notebook listing coursework in Reading, Scripture, Language, Numbers, Writing, Natural History, Domestic Economy, Dictation, and Geography. Student includes notes and short essays on topics including animal and plant life. “Lesson on the Whale: The most remarkable peculiarities of the whale tail are as follows — though they inhabit water and never leave it, they are not fish but mammals, breathing air by lungs, and therefore coming to the surface to breath…” “Botany Leaves. Leaves are flat extended objects, growing on the stems and consisting of two parts, namely, the stalk and blade, known by botanists as the petiole and lamina.” Also includes entries on the Gospels, and notes on her own general academic performance from the past week: “6 errors in Gram. & Comp.; 4 omissions. This journal bears evidence of great carelessness.” Other entries are on topics such as: The Elephant, The Whale Tribe, What Buds Are, The Gourd Tribe, Botany Roots, and On Shells. “Tribe” is used here synonymously with genus or scientific family. Comes with 3 loose handwritten documents, 2 concerning plant life. Boards are worn, spine is detached, though signatures hold. 1 page fully detached. Good condition.

Item #17025

Price: $550.00