Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center

 

Benjamin Vanator

 

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Introduction

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Inventory

 

Introduction

 

This collection was given to the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center by Vickie Taylor in January 2009.

 

Biographical Sketch

 

According to oral family history, it is believed that Benjamin Vanator transcribed the textbook “The Teachers Assistant or A System of Practical Arithmetic” in 1823 to use during his career as a teacher in Ohio.  No further information was available on Benjamin Vanator.

 

Scope and Content

 

This collection contains one transcribed ledger of the published textbook titled “The Teachers Assistant or A System of Practical Arithmetic.”  The textbook was originally published by Benjamin Warner in 1817, with information compiled by Stephen Pike.  The information includes lessons on addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and conversions.  Also included in the collection is a song book titled “The Missouri Harmony; Or A Collection Of Psalm And Hymn Tunes, And Anthems” by Allen D. Carden.  The song book is original text form and was published in 1813 by Philips and Reynolds of Cincinnati.

 

Inventory

Ac. 5942

2 Items

 

1823 handwritten transcription of the publication of  The Teachers Assistant Or A System Of Practical Arithmetic,” compiled by Stephen Pike, published 1817

 

Songbook titled “The Missouri Harmony; Or A Collection Of Psalm And Hymn Tunes, And Anthems,” by Allen D. Carden, published 1813