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Arithmetic book

Arithmetic book, 1822 Jan. 1 - 1825 Mar. 31
Arithmetic book
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1822 Jan. 1 - 1825 Mar. 31
Arthmetic book, 1822-1825, of Levi Rinker (1809-1888) containing math lessons and exercises. An exceptional example of a student's copybook of business mathematics, this volume is indexed and illustrated with fraktur such as tinted decorated script, a tinted traced portrait of a woman, and a painting on the title page. Also includes a partial deed and two pieces of paper containing genealogical information on the Rinker family
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Levi Rinker was born 19 April 1809 in Shenandoah County, Virginia, to Absalom Rinker (1783-1855) and Elizabeth Snyder Rinker (1787-1855). Rinker learned surveying from his father when young and later considered entering the ministry. However, when 17, he moved to Rinkerton, in Shenandoah County, to live with his aunt and uncle, Elizabeth Rinker Hickle (1778-1850) and Christopher Hickle (1777-1842). Childless, the Hickles virtually adopted him, leaving him their estates when they died. Rinker, aided by the Hickles, became a successful businessman and landowner. He operated a store and several mills in the county. Civic-minded, he donated lands to the community and the church for cemeteries and buildings. He served in the Virginia militia, eventually becoming a colonel. Rinker married Margaret Jane Reid (1815-1869) of Hampshire County, West Virginia, 26 May 1836 and they had ten children, six of whom survived to adulthood. Rinker died 7 January 1888, and was buried in Grace Reformed Church, now Grace United Church of Christ, in Rinkerton.
Cataloging source
Arithmetic book
  • The Library of Virginia
Immediate source of acquisition
Carrier, C.J.
Type of unit
v. (178 p.)

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