Tuesday, December 28, 2021

1812 Mathematics Book that Belonged to Bradford Frost (1800-1866) of New Braintree, Massachusetts

The Scholar's Arithmetic or Federal Accountant, published in 1812, that belonged to Bradford Frost (1800-1866) of New Braintree, Massachusetts, who apparently received it the year it was published, as the second following image shows.

Front end papers:

Rear end papers:

The book measures 8-1/2" by 5-1/4" and contains 216 numbered pages, plus end papers.  

The following pages have handwriting, presumably that of Bradford.

From brief online research, hopefully correct - corrections and additions requested:

Bradford Frost (1800-1866) was born  27 August 1800 at New Braintree, Massachusetts, son of Seth Frost and Abigail (Gould) Frost. Another record shows his year of birth as 1801.  

Bradford applied for a passport in 1850; use the forward arrow at the upper left of the image to advance to two more images of his file, including a page that lists his physical features.

Bradford died of dysentery on 21 September 1866 and is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in New Braintree. A mention in the New York, U.S., Death Newspaper Extracts, 1801-1890 (Barber Collection) notes that he had been a merchant in the City, presumably New York City.

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