[?]: [c.1850]. Paper covered boards. A notebook with marbled boards and ruled pages, all edges marbled, in which Henry William Parkinson has taken lecture notes, copied passages and summarized chapters and lectures read. Pages have been hand numbered. Pp 1-6 are missing. P. 7 is titled "History of Greece" but the book is then blank until p.61 which is titled "Theology: Intellectual and Practical". This page is dated March 11th, 1949 and there follows eight pages in a neat hand. Page 69 is titled "History of Rome" and, like Greece, is left blank until p.87 where Henry has faithfully copied his Chemistry lessons dated March 13th, 1949. These fill five pages. Pp.92-121 are Blank, 123-137 are filled with Botany notes, pp.138-152 are Blank, pp.153 - 168 are filled with History notes, pp.169 - 282 Blank, pp.283 - 307 Belles Lettres, pp.308 - 324 Blank, p.325 is a list of Books Read 1849-50 and finally an incomplete Index from pp.328-338.
Boards scuffed, corners rounded, abraded, spine has been repaired with black tape, separated at hinges, front free endpaper detached, otherwise clean. Hnery's name inscribed on the verso of the ffep. Fair. Item #731
This mid-nineteenth century notebook appears to have belonged to a young English scholar (or Scottish scholar - Edinburgh is referenced once or twice). In theology he was reading and reflecting on Wardlow's CHRISTIAN ETHICS; OR, MORAL PHILOSOPHY ON THE PRINCIPLES OF DIVINE REVELATION; in history he was reading Schlegel's PHILOSOPHY OF HISTORY. His book list contains Carlyle, Plato, Prescott, Emerson, Byron, Lamb, and "the author of Jane Eyre". Under "Botany" he has copied the Lynnaean Sexual System and under the title "Belles Lettres" he notes the Travel, Poetry, Fiction and Miscellaneous literature he is reading, sometimes copying passages that he finds pleasing.