A Guide to the Giles County (Va.) Arithmetic Book, 1800s circa Giles County (Va.) Arithmetic Book, 1800s circa 1205721

A Guide to the Giles County (Va.) Arithmetic Book, 1800s circa

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Giles County (Va.) Arithmetic Book, 1800s circa
Physical Characteristics
1 v.
Giles County (Va.) Circuit Court.
Library of Virginia

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

Use microfilm copy, Giles County (Va.) Reel 58.

Preferred Citation

Giles County (Va.) Arithmetic Book, 1800s circa. Local government records collection, Giles County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia 23219.

Acquisition Information

This item came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Giles County under the accession number 45263.

Historical Information

Giles County was named for William Branch Giles, United States senator from Virginia, in 1806. It was formed from Montgomery, Monroe (West Virginia), and Tazewell Counties. Part of Wythe County was added in 1808, parts of Tazewell County were added in 1826 and 1836, part of Monroe County was added in 1829, parts of Mercer (West Virginia) County were added in 1840-1841, and part of Craig County was added in 1858.

Scope and Content

Giles County (Va.) Arithmetic Book, 1800s circa, is a volume of handwritten mathematical exercises including geometry, scale, logarithms, military orders by the logarithms, trigonometry, heights, distances, and several exercises related to surveying by and without the chain. Many of the exercises in the book seem related to surveying and are illustrated to demonstrate the problem and the solution.

Following the arithmetic book on pp. 121-135 are nine undated plats that may have been completed by Samuel J. Pearis. The land is principally if not all located in Kanawha County, now West Virginia.

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • Giles County (Va.). Circuit Court.
  • Subjects:

  • Arithmetic.
  • Mathematics -- Problems and exercises, etc.
  • Surveyors -- Virginia -- Giles County.
  • Geographical Names:

  • Giles County (Va.) -- History -- 19th century.
  • Kanawha County (W. Va.) -- History -- 19th century.
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Copybooks -- Virginia -- Giles County.
  • Local government records -- Virginia -- Giles County.
  • Plats (land) -- West Virginia -- Kanawha County.
  • Textbooks -- Virginia -- Giles County.
  • Workbooks -- Virginia -- Giles County.
  • Added Entry - Personal Name:

  • Pearis, Samuel J.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Giles County (Va.) -- History -- 19th century.
  • Kanawha County (W. Va.) -- History -- 19th century.