Peter Classen Arithmetic Book, 1764
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Brief Description:

Consists of an arithmetic exercise book begun 1 Oct 1764.

Came from a Peter Penner in Beatrice, Nebraska. Maybe the same Peter Penner (b. 1823) of whom we have another arithmetic book. Maybe Classen was an ancestor of his.

Held at:
Bethel College Mennonite Library and Archives
Bethel College-Mennonite Library and Archives
300 East 27th St
North Newton, KS 67117 531
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Record Series Number: 00/MS.371
Created by: Classen, Peter
Volume: 0.15 Cubic Feet
Biographical Note for Classen, Peter :

Creator of an arithmetic book in 1764 in Danzig. Otherwise we have not been able to identify him.

A note in the book seems to indicate he began it when he was twelve years old, which make his birth year around 1752.

Access Restrictions: open for research use
Subject Index
Mathematics - Problems, exercises, etc.
Languages of Materials
German [ger]
Acquisition Notes: Penner, Peter  donation