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This collection is archived in Manuscripts & Folklife Archives at Western Kentucky University; 270-745-6434;


Finding aid and scan (Click on "additional files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 591. Ciphering book, 1800-1801, kept by Matthew Motley of Allen County, Kentucky. Business accounts,1807-1811, of John Motley, father of Matthew, and business accounts, 1805-1823, of Matthew, who was a cabinetmaker, are documented in the back of the book; other notations record the hiring out of enslaved persons, medicinal remedies, and a poetic reaction to the New Madrid earthquake, 1811.


Mathematics | United States History



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