|Creator:||Coffin, Elijah, 1798-1862|
1822 April 2-24
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Elijah Coffin was born in 1793 in Guilford County, N.C., and moved to Indiana in 1824. He began as a teacher, then became a businessman and finally a banker. He held positions of responsibility within the Society of Friends, including Clerk of the Indiana Yearly Meeting and Elder, and published works on Scripture and religion. He died in 1862.
Purchased from Robert Rubin Books on the Jockey Hollow Fund, 2010.
Binding: paper wrappers with "Notes" in ink capitals on front cover.
Laid in: portrait of Elijah Coffin, a copy of the frontispiece from The life of Elijah Coffin, 1863.
Several blank pages at end not digitized.
Notes recorded between April 2nd and April 24th, 1822 on the Lancasterian plan of education (the 'Bell-Lancaster method' or 'Monitorial system'). Includes description of class levels, lesson plans, teacher duties, classroom organization and school administration.
1 v. (42 p.) ; 26 cm.
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