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Abecedarium

1. Abecedarium

  • Collection Name: George Arthur Plimpton Library
  • Date: Third quarter of 15th century
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/primers/page-1
Account book of slave tradi...

2. Account book of slave trading expedition, 1791-1792

Johnston, John
  • Name: Johnston, John
  • Collection Name: George A. Plimpton Papers
  • Date: 1791-1792
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/slavery/page-1
American Geography: or, A V...

3. American Geography: or, A View of the Present Situation of the United States of America. Containing Astronomical Geography. Geographical Definitions. Discovery, and General Description of America

Morse, Jedidiah, 1761-1826
  • Name: Morse, Jedidiah, 1761-1826
  • Collection Name: George Arthur Plimpton Library
  • Date: 1789
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/early-modern/page-4
American Instructor: or, Yo...

4. American Instructor: or, Young Man's Best Companion

Fisher, George (Accomptant)
  • Name: Fisher, George (Accomptant)
  • Collection Name: George Arthur Plimpton Library
  • Date: 1748
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/handwriting/page-3
American Penman, Comprising...

5. American Penman, Comprising the Art of Writing, Plain and Ornamental

Huntington, Eleazer, 1789-1852
  • Name: Huntington, Eleazer, 1789-1852
  • Collection Name: George Arthur Plimpton Library
  • Date: 1824
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/handwriting/page-3
American Preceptor; being a...

6. American Preceptor; being a new Selection of Lessons for Reading and Speaking. Designed for the use of schools

Bingham, Caleb, 1757-1817
  • Name: Bingham, Caleb, 1757-1817
  • Collection Name: George Arthur Plimpton Library
  • Date: 1797
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/women/page-3
Announcement of Education o...

7. Announcement of Education of Chaucer

Oxford University Press
  • Name: Oxford University Press
  • Collection Name: Plimpton Family Papers
  • Date: 1935
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/medieval-trivium/page-1
Arithmetic Exercises from M...

8. Arithmetic Exercises from Manuscript Sum Book

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
  • Name: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
  • Collection Name: George A. Plimpton Papers
  • Date: 1824
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/mathematics/page-3
Arithmetiqve made easie

9. Arithmetiqve made easie

Wingate, Edmund, 1596-1656
  • Name: Wingate, Edmund, 1596-1656
  • Collection Name: George Arthur Plimpton Library
  • Date: 1630
Arts Glory, or, The Pen-Man...

10. Arts Glory, or, The Pen-Mans Treasury

Cocker, Edward, 1631-1675
  • Name: Cocker, Edward, 1631-1675
  • Collection Name: George Arthur Plimpton Library
  • Date: 1666
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/handwriting/page-2
Autograph letter by George ...

11. Autograph letter by George Washington, signed, to Nicholas Pike

Washington, George, 1732-1799
  • Name: Washington, George, 1732-1799
  • Collection Name: George Washington Papers
  • Date: June 20, 1786
Bibliotheca Columbiana: Num...

12. Bibliotheca Columbiana: Number 1, April 1933

Friends of the Columbia Libraries
  • Name: Friends of the Columbia Libraries
  • Date: April 1933
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/friends/page-1
Bibliotheca Columbiana: Num...

13. Bibliotheca Columbiana: Number 4, August 1937

Friends of the Columbia Libraries
  • Name: Friends of the Columbia Libraries
  • Date: August 1937
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/friends/page-2
Boke Named the Governour

14. Boke Named the Governour

Elyot, Thomas, Sir, 1490?-1546
  • Name: Elyot, Thomas, Sir, 1490?-1546
  • Collection Name: George Arthur Plimpton Library
  • Date: 1557
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/early-modern/page-2
Boke Named the Governour

15. Boke Named the Governour

Elyot, Thomas, Sir, 1490?-1546
  • Name: Elyot, Thomas, Sir, 1490?-1546
  • Collection Name: George Arthur Plimpton Library
  • Date: 1557
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/early-modern/page-2
Booke Containing Divers Sor...

16. Booke Containing Divers Sortes of Hands, as well the English as French Secretarie with the Italian, Roman, Chancelry & Court Hands

Beau-Chesne, Jehan de
  • Name: Beau-Chesne, Jehan de
  • Collection Name: George Arthur Plimpton Library
  • Date: 1570
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/handwriting/page-1
Bookplate of George Arthur ...

17. Bookplate of George Arthur Plimpton

Plimpton, George A. (George Arthur), 1855-1936
  • Name: Plimpton, George A. (George Arthur), 1855-1936
  • Collection Name: George A. Plimpton Papers
  • Date: Early 20th century?
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/hornbooks/page-1
Cherokee alphabet

18. Cherokee alphabet

Sequoyah, 1770?-1843
  • Name: Sequoyah, 1770?-1843
  • Collection Name: George Arthur Plimpton Library
  • Date: circa 1835
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/early-modern/page-4
Course of Elementary Readin...

19. Course of Elementary Reading in Science and Literature

M'Culloch, J. M. (James Melville), 1801-1883
  • Name: M'Culloch, J. M. (James Melville), 1801-1883
  • Collection Name: George Arthur Plimpton Library
  • Date: 1857
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/early-modern/page-4
David Eugene Smith

20. David Eugene Smith

Plimpton, George A. (George Arthur), 1855-1936
  • Name: Plimpton, George A. (George Arthur), 1855-1936
  • Collection Name: George A. Plimpton Papers
  • Date: circa 1926
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/mathematics/page-1
De Proprietatibus Rerum

21. De Proprietatibus Rerum

Bartholomaeus, Anglicus, active 13th century
  • Name: Bartholomaeus, Anglicus, active 13th century
  • Collection Name: George Arthur Plimpton Library
  • Date: Mid 15th century
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/encyclopedias/page-1
Dean’s Recently Improved An...

22. Dean’s Recently Improved Analytical Guide, to the Art of Penmanship

Dean, Henry, 1788-1849
  • Name: Dean, Henry, 1788-1849
  • Collection Name: George Arthur Plimpton Library
  • Date: 1808
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/handwriting/page-3
Description of and Instruct...

23. Description of and Instructions for the Operation of an Astronomical Clock with an Armillary Sphere

  • Collection Name: George Arthur Plimpton Library
  • Date: 17th century
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/mathematics/page-3
Directions for Writing. Set...

24. Directions for Writing. Set Forth for the Benefit of Poore Schollers

G. D.
  • Name: G. D.
  • Collection Name: George Arthur Plimpton Library
  • Date: 1656
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/handwriting/page-2
Education of Chaucer Illust...

25. Education of Chaucer Illustrated from the Schoolbooks in Use in His Time

Plimpton, George A. (George Arthur), 1855-1936
  • Name: Plimpton, George A. (George Arthur), 1855-1936
  • Collection Name: George Arthur Plimpton Library
  • Date: 1935
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/medieval-trivium/page-1
Education of Shakespeare:  ...

26. Education of Shakespeare: Illustrated from the Schoolbooks in Use in his Time

Plimpton, George A. (George Arthur), 1855-1936
  • Name: Plimpton, George A. (George Arthur), 1855-1936
  • Collection Name: George Arthur Plimpton Library
  • Date: 1933
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/early-modern/page-1
Education of Women: Earlies...

27. Education of Women: Earliest Period, circa 300-1450

Plimpton, George A. (George Arthur), 1855-1936
  • Name: Plimpton, George A. (George Arthur), 1855-1936
  • Collection Name: Plimpton Family Papers
  • Date: Early 20th century?
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/women/page-1
Elements of Geometrie of th...

28. Elements of Geometrie of the most auncient philosopher Euclide of Megara

Euclid
  • Name: Euclid
  • Collection Name: George Arthur Plimpton Library
  • Date: 1570
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/early-modern/page-2
English language exhibition

29. English language exhibition

Grolier Club
  • Name: Grolier Club
  • Collection Name: Plimpton Family Papers
  • Date: March 20, 1930
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/early-modern/page-1
Fifty Years as a Publisher

30. Fifty Years as a Publisher

Plimpton, George A. (George Arthur), 1855-1936
  • Name: Plimpton, George A. (George Arthur), 1855-1936
  • Collection Name: George A. Plimpton Papers
  • Date: circa 1926
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/george-arthur-plimpton/page-1
Fonotipic instructur, or, F...

31. Fonotipic instructur, or, Furst rediu buc for adults hw hav nevur ben tot tw red

Ellis, Alexander John, 1814-1890
  • Name: Ellis, Alexander John, 1814-1890
  • Collection Name: George Arthur Plimpton Library
  • Date: 1846
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/early-modern/page-4
Friends of the Library of C...

32. Friends of the Library of Columbia University

Friends of the Columbia Libraries
  • Name: Friends of the Columbia Libraries
  • Collection Name: Plimpton Family Papers
  • Date: 1933
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/friends/page-1
Gaskell’s Complete Compendi...

33. Gaskell’s Complete Compendium of Elegant Writing

Gaskell, G. A. (George A.), 1844-
  • Name: Gaskell, G. A. (George A.), 1844-
  • Collection Name: George Arthur Plimpton Library
  • Date: 1876
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/handwriting/page-5
Geometrical Practical Treat...

34. Geometrical Practical Treatize Named Pantometria

Digges, Leonard, -approximately 1559
  • Name: Digges, Leonard, -approximately 1559
  • Collection Name: George Arthur Plimpton Library
  • Date: 1591
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/mathematics/page-3
Ginn & Company's wr...

35. Ginn & Company's writing books

Ginn and Company
  • Name: Ginn and Company
  • Collection Name: George Arthur Plimpton Library
  • Date: 1892
Gradual

36. Gradual

  • Collection Name: George Arthur Plimpton Library
  • Date: Mid 14th century
Gramaticall Cards, Comprisi...

37. Gramaticall Cards, Comprising the Generall Rules of Lilley’s Gramer

Lenthall, John, 1683-1765
  • Name: Lenthall, John, 1683-1765
  • Collection Name: George Arthur Plimpton Library
  • Date: Circa 1700
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/early-modern/page-3
Handwriting for the broad-e...

38. Handwriting for the broad-edge pen : a teachers' manual

Moore, Francis M. (Francis Marion), 1846-
  • Name: Moore, Francis M. (Francis Marion), 1846-
  • Collection Name: George Arthur Plimpton Library
  • Date: 1926
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/handwriting/page-5
Honorary Degree given to Ge...

39. Honorary Degree given to George A. Plimpton

Columbia University
  • Name: Columbia University
  • Collection Name: Plimpton Family Papers
  • Date: June 5, 1929
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/friends/page-3
Introduction to the facsimi...

40. Introduction to the facsimile of of the John Johnston account book

Plimpton, George A. (George Arthur), 1855-1936
  • Name: Plimpton, George A. (George Arthur), 1855-1936
  • Collection Name: George A. Plimpton Papers
  • Date: circa 1930
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/slavery/page-1
Journal of an African Slave...

41. Journal of an African Slaver, 1789-1792

American Antiquarian Society
  • Name: American Antiquarian Society
  • Collection Name: George Arthur Plimpton Library
  • Date: 1930
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/slavery/page-1
Learned Maid, or Whether a ...

42. Learned Maid, or Whether a Maid may be a Scholar

Schurman, Anna Maria van, 1607-1678
  • Name: Schurman, Anna Maria van, 1607-1678
  • Collection Name: George Arthur Plimpton Library
  • Date: 1659
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/women/page-2
Letter to Caroline Hazard

43. Letter to Caroline Hazard

Plimpton, George A. (George Arthur), 1855-1936
  • Name: Plimpton, George A. (George Arthur), 1855-1936
  • Collection Name: George A. Plimpton Papers
  • Date: February 2, 1901
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/george-arthur-plimpton/page-3
Letter to Francis T. P. Pli...

44. Letter to Francis T. P. Plimpton, August 17, 1904

Plimpton, George A. (George Arthur), 1855-1936
  • Name: Plimpton, George A. (George Arthur), 1855-1936
  • Collection Name: Plimpton Family Papers
  • Date: August 17, 1904
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/george-arthur-plimpton/page-2
Letter to George A. Plimpto...

45. Letter to George A. Plimpton, April 3, 1902

Brownell, S. B.
  • Name: Brownell, S. B.
  • Collection Name: George A. Plimpton Papers
  • Date: April 3, 1902
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/women/page-1
Letter to George A. Plimpto...

46. Letter to George A. Plimpton, November 12, 1924. Page 1

Dewey, John, 1859-1952
  • Name: Dewey, John, 1859-1952
  • Collection Name: George A. Plimpton Papers
  • Date: November 12, 1924
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/women/page-5
Letter to George A. Plimpto...

47. Letter to George A. Plimpton regarding new building and collection

Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947
  • Name: Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947
  • Collection Name: Plimpton Family Papers
  • Date: August 8, 1930
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/friends/page-2
Letter to George Arthur Pli...

48. Letter to George Arthur Plimpton, April 24, 1926

Morison, Stanley, 1889-1967
  • Name: Morison, Stanley, 1889-1967
  • Collection Name: George A. Plimpton Papers
  • Date: April 24, 1926
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/handwriting/page-5
Letter to George Arthur Pli...

49. Letter to George Arthur Plimpton, August 18th, 1926

Moore, Francis M. (Francis Marion), 1846-
  • Name: Moore, Francis M. (Francis Marion), 1846-
  • Collection Name: George A. Plimpton Papers
  • Date: August 18, 1926
Letter to George Arthur Pli...

50. Letter to George Arthur Plimpton, December 16, 1935

Lamont, Thomas W. (Thomas William), 1870-1948
  • Name: Lamont, Thomas W. (Thomas William), 1870-1948
  • Collection Name: Plimpton Family Papers
  • Date: December 16, 1935
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/george-arthur-plimpton/page-4
Letter to George Arthur Pli...

51. Letter to George Arthur Plimpton regarding Friends of the Library

Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947
  • Name: Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947
  • Collection Name: George A. Plimpton Papers
  • Date: June 28, 1928
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/friends/page-1
Letter to George Arthur Pli...

52. Letter to George Arthur Plimpton regarding honorary degree, March 4, 1929

Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947
  • Name: Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947
  • Collection Name: George A. Plimpton Papers
  • Date: March 4, 1929
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/friends/page-3
Letter To The Independent, ...

53. Letter To The Independent, 11 January 1917 (carbon)

Plimpton, George A. (George Arthur), 1855-1936
  • Name: Plimpton, George A. (George Arthur), 1855-1936
  • Collection Name: George A. Plimpton Papers
  • Date: January 11, 1917
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/george-arthur-plimpton/page-4
Lewis Farm Letterhead

54. Lewis Farm Letterhead

Lewis Farm (Walpole, Mass.)
  • Name: Lewis Farm (Walpole, Mass.)
  • Collection Name: Plimpton Family Papers
  • Date: First half of 20th century?
Marks of Merit, Together wi...

55. Marks of Merit, Together with an article on Hornbooks and their use in America

Plimpton, George A. (George Arthur), 1855-1936
  • Name: Plimpton, George A. (George Arthur), 1855-1936
  • Date: circa 1916
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/hornbooks/page-1
Myrrour of the Worlde

56. Myrrour of the Worlde

Caxton, William, approximately 1422-1491 or 1492
  • Name: Caxton, William, approximately 1422-1491 or 1492
  • Collection Name: Incunabula
  • Date: 1481
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/medieval-trivium/page-3
New Dictionary of the Terms...

57. New Dictionary of the Terms Ancient and Modern of the Canting Crew in its several tribes, of gypsies, beggars, thieves, cheats, &c

B. E.
  • Name: B. E.
  • Collection Name: George Arthur Plimpton Library
  • Date: Bookseller's notes indicate 19th century reprint, in boards, with paper label dated 1690
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/early-modern/page-3
Of the Advancement and Prof...

58. Of the Advancement and Proficience of Learning, or, the Partitions of Sciences

Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626
  • Name: Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626
  • Collection Name: George Arthur Plimpton Library
  • Date: 1640
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/early-modern/page-3
On Collecting

59. On Collecting

Plimpton, George A. (George Arthur), 1855-1936
  • Name: Plimpton, George A. (George Arthur), 1855-1936
  • Collection Name: George A. Plimpton Papers
  • Date: First third of 20th century?
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/george-arthur-plimpton/page-1
Penmanship

60. Penmanship

Lewis, Priscilla G.
  • Name: Lewis, Priscilla G.
  • Collection Name: George Arthur Plimpton Library
  • Date: December 16, 1835
  • Item in Context: https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/handwriting/page-4