Scientific copybook, [n.d.]


Date: Circa 19th c. | Size: 1 volume(s), 1 volume, 51 p.


This small volume records excerpts from British natural philosophy and scientific journals, written sometime after 1799. It covers a wide range of subjects, from astronomy to zoology.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 volume, 51 p.


Purchased from Rare Books (cat. 33, no. 503) and accessioned, 1982 (1982 1613ms).

Early American History Note

This scientific copybook is like a commonplace book. It has various essays on a range of scientifc topics. The essays had been printed in various journals that were then copied in manuscript form in this notebook. Some entries note the source from which they were copied. The partially filled notebook was likely compiled sometime in the early nineteenth century.

Indexing Terms


  • Commonplace Book
  • Copybooks.
  • Educational Material
  • Manuscript Essays
  • Notebooks
  • Scientific Data


  • Astronomy.
  • Natural history.
  • Science and technology
  • Zoology.