A common place book commenced Sept. twenty-ninth, 1844

Medfield, MA: 1844-. Small 4to, pp. 49, interspersed with numerous blanks, other leaves excised; small, neat, legible hand, in ink; contemporary half calf, rubbed, scuffed, and worn, joints cracked, spine partially perished. Contains: Outlines of Cuvier's Classification of Animals (2 pp.); Lectures on Mineraloogy (3 pp.); Galileo (1 p., with a drawing); Cabinet of Minerals in My Possession (9 pp.); Report of the School Committee of Northborough, 1847-1850 (6 pp.); excerpts from The Boston Evening Traveller, July 11, 1850, and the Boston Journal, Oct. 7 and Oct. 28, 1852 (4 pp.); Books Belonging to the State (copied by Frank Stephenson), (4 pp.); Notes taken from Josephus's Antiquities of the Jews (2 pp.); Autographs of the Pupils of the Bridgewater Normal School, Oct., 1846 (4 pp.); My Tour to Niagara and the Great Buffalo Convention, August, 1848 (6 pp., with a drawing); Tour to the White Mountains, Aug., 1849 (4 pp.); and, Names of Tuition Paying Pupils Spring, Fall, and Winter, 1849, W. Newton (1 p.), plus a few other shorter insertions. For a detailed summary of Allen, see Nathaniel Topliff Allen, 1823-72 : A Case Study in the Professionalization of Nineteenth Century Teaching, by Lynn J. Caldwallader (available through scholarworks.umass.edu/): "Nathaniel Topliff Allen (1823-1903) was one of the best known and most influential teachers of his time in New England. His career paralleled and manifested the early professionalization of teaching in this country ... Allen is also of special interest because he maintained a life long interest in the reforms of his era - abolitionism, women's rights, and the peace movement.." Item #53740

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