[Commonplace book concerning science and mathematics]
Smith, Mary; Jones, William; Robinson, Nicholas; Rowning, J.; Baxter, Andrew; Hodson, Francis; Fletcher, Thomas
Mary Smith’s Commonplace Book Concerning Science and Mathematics is a two volume hand-written manuscript, which dates from around 1769-1780. The manuscript is a remarkable collection of personal writings and summaries of articles concerning everything form science and math to medicine and religion. Mary Smith appeared to be a wealthy or well-connected British woman and was afforded a good education at a time when women in general were not given such an opportunity. In the manuscript, she summarizes and refers to articles and lectures of the time.