Arithmetic Manuscript of J. Price
Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS C293
J. Price's manuscript [circa 1805] includes mathematical and financial equations. The untitled manuscript contains sketches on the front and back cover. It was likely created in the United Kingdom.
- Price, J. (Mathematician) (Person)
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1 volume : unpaged ; 24 cm
Scope and Contents
J. Price's bound, unpaginated manuscript  does not include a title. The front cover contains several pencil sketches of faces, perhaps self portraits. The first part of the manuscript includes instructions and examples of commercial mathematical equations, mostly monetary conversions. The second part of the manuscript concerns financial equations, such as those for interest, insurance, stocks, and bartering, all of which also include rules and examples. All of the arithmetic problems are written out completely in longhand form. On the back cover there is a sketch of a building. It is likely the manuscript originated in the United Kingdom.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Jennifer and Charles Monaghan, 2003
- Guide to the J. Price Arithmetic Manuscript
- Arithmetic Manuscript of J. Price
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J. Price Arithmetic Manuscript, Department of Special Collections, MS C293, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries