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Caleb Raper commonplace book

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-051

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of the single volume commonplace book of Caleb Raper, and a single photocopy. It is religious in nature, and contains copied bible verses, religious poetry, prayers, and letters. According to the notes on the first and last pages of the volume, the original commonplace book, written in Caleb Rapper's hand, was written in 1711. This volume was copied in 1747 by Raper's nephew, Richard Smith.

Dates

  • 1711

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

Caleb Raper (1692/3-1745) was born circa 1692/3, the son of Thomas Raper (1656-1715) and Abigail Perkins (1663-1752), in Burlington, New Jersey. He died in August, 1745, in Burlington, New Jersey.

Extent

0.04 Linear Feet (1 volume, 1 folder)

Language

English

Overview

The commonplace book of Caleb Raper is religious in nature, and contains copied bible verses, religious poetry, prayers, and letters. According to the notes on the first and last pages of the volume, the original commonplace book, written in Caleb Rapper's hand, was written in 1711. This volume was copied in 1747 by Raper's nephew, Richard Smith. There is also a single photocopy.

Acquisition

Unknown.

Related Materials

  • HC.MC.851 American Friends letters collection
  • HC.MC.975.08.031 Richard Smith account book

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed October, 2015.

Title
Caleb Raper commonplace book, 1711
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
October, 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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