Norman family papers

Abstract

The Norman family papers (dated 1787, 1877-1899; 0.2 cubic feet; 2 folders) consist of a mathematics copybook written by Reuben Norman for his son Caleb Norman.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Norman family papers
Extent
0.2 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Copybooks
Mathematics -- Problems, exercises, etc. -- 18th century.
Mathematics -- Study and teaching.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Megan Mummey
Preferred Citation
65m186 : [identification of item], Norman family papers, 1787, 1877-1899 University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Reuben Norman (1737-1805) of Virginia married Rachel Browning (1760-1839) in 1771. They had eight children; three, including Caleb Norman, survived into adulthood. Caleb Norman (1777-1848) was born in Culpepper County, Virginia, and married Sarah (Sally) Finnell in 1800 in Boone County, Kentucky. Caleb Norman was a farmer, who served in the 10th Regiment (Boswell's) Kentucky Militia during the War of 1812.
Scope and Content
The Norman family papers (dated 1787, 1877-1899; 0.2 cubic feet; 2 folders) consist of a mathematics copybook written by Reuben Norman for his son Caleb Norman. The copybook contains significant handwritten marginalia from Caleb as well as many others. The collection also includes several letters from the late nineteenth century, including one written by L.C. Norman, president of the Old McBrayer Distilling Company in 1899.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Math copybook, circa 1787

  • Box VF-45, folder 1
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Correspondence, 1877-1899

  • Box VF-45, folder 2
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