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Description of a Common-Place Book from James Backhouse Walker's Diary or Improved Common-Place Book, Literary, Private, Political 1860-1892

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Walker, James Backhouse Description of a Common-Place Book from James Backhouse Walker's Diary or Improved Common-Place Book, Literary, Private, Political 1860-1892. University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Introduction to James Backhouse Walker's Literary, Private and Political Diary or Improved Common-Place Book, 29th September 1860- 12th August 1892. It explains why people copied the works of others into their notebooks. The diary was also known as a Common-Place Book which is described in the introduction as being 'a register or orderly collection of things which occur worthy to be noted and retained, in the course of a man's reading or study: so disposed, as that, among a multiplicity of subjects, any one may be easily found'. The method of Mr. Locke is recommended for ordering the entries. An abridgment of the Aurifodina of Drexelius by George Horne, late Bishop of Norwich is included in which a 'tract on the necessity of taking notes in writing in order to profit by what we read, and the manner of doing it is prescribed'.

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Quaker, Religious Society of Friends, Tasmania, religious history, social history, Australia, James Backhouse Walker, diary, Common-Place Book, John Locke, George Horne, Aurifodina of Drexelius
Publisher: University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection
Additional Information: This material is subject to copyright protection. Further dealings with this material may be a copyright infringement.
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2008 23:54
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:41
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/6463
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