G. Harris Commonplace Book, 1801-1846

Manuscript Collection #1138

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: G. Harris Commonplace Book
    Creator: Harris, G.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract:
    Extent: 0.021 Cubic feet, 1 volume and 3 loose items,
  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    December 9, 2008, (unprocessed) 1 vol. & 3 loose items, 0.021 cubic feet; Medical and surgical cases commonplace book (1801-1846) and a several loose notes. See preliminary inventory attached. Purchased. 1 vol. & 3 loose items. 62 p. (ca. 0.021 cubic feet) Recd. 12/12/2008. Purchase (Special Manuscript Fund), Ten Pound Island Book Co.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchase (Special Manuscript Fund), Ten Pound Island Book Co.

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

    Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    G. Harris Commonplace Book (#1138), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Encoded by Jonathan Dembo, March 20, 2009


Preliminary Inventory

Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.

  • Box 1
     
    • Medical and surgical cases commonplace book (1801-1846)
       
      I. W. North & Co. (Successors to the lat Wm, Heather) Chart and Map Sellers to the Admiralty & the Honble. East India Compy (undated) Printed label. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Glued to inside front cover. (item 1)
      Title Page Common Place Book -- Ship. G. Harris 1817. Medical and Surgical Cases. 1 item. 1 p. (item 2)
      Medical and Surgical Cases - Case 1st. Ship Lady Flora Lat 1.40' South; Long. 105.15' Et. (3 - 11 Jan. 1816) Page 1 - 4 (item 3)
      Case 2d. Ship Lady Flora Lat ; Long. (13 - 23 Mar. 1816) Page 5 - 9 (item 4)
      Books Etc. Nos. 1 - 44. (undated) Pages 10-11 (item 5)
      Army of Xerxes (undated) Pages 13-14 (item 6)
      Island of Johanna (undated) Pages 14-15 (item 5)
      The Solar Systems, Vede Ferguson's Astronomy, Vol. 1 (undated) Pages 15-23 (item 6)
      [Ancient Accounts of India], Roberts of India (undated) Pages 23-32 (item 6)
      On May 17th while in the Lat. Of 8 15' N. and Long 61, 34' Et. Observed a very considerable eclipse of the sun, . . . (1816) Page 33 (item 7)
      A Case if Barbiers, known to the naives on the coast of Malabar by the name of Beriberi, Dr. Aikin's Lectures, Vol. 2 (15 June 1817) Pages 23-37 (item 8)
      Many philosophers have believed that the central parts of the earth consist of a fluid mass of burning lava . . , Note to Darwin's Botanic Gardens (undated) Page 37 (item 9)
      The immediate cause of volcanic activity . . Note to Darwin's Botanic Gardens (undated) Page 38 (item 10)
      French Division of the Years (undated) Page 39-42 (item 11)
      Quotation from Gulliver's Travels, Vol. 2d (undated) Page 42-43 (item 12)
      The word pagoda is formed from the Persian words . . . Maurice's Antiquities of India (undated) Page 43 (item 13)
      It will be alleged that in all Christian colonies the slaves are so far protected from the injustices of their masters . . . , Zetuco, A Novel by Wm. Moore, Vol. 1st. (undated) Page 44-45 (item 14)
      A Dream [Poem] (undated) Page 46 (item 15)
      Verses [Poem] (undated) Page 47-48 (item 16)
      Riga [Latvia], Kotzebue's Travels in Italy (undated) Pages 48-51 (item 17)
      Titles of the Duke of Wellington [1812-1815] From Geo. Elliott's Life of Wellington (undated) Page 51-52 (item 18)
      Old buck, [From] The Antiquary, a Novel by Scott (undated) Pages 52-54 (item 19)
      [Quotations from] Bruce's Travels in Abyssinia (undated) Pages 54-56 (item 20)
      Sir Geo. Fountain's Embassy to China (undated) Pages 56-57 (item 21)
      Memorandum - The object of arranging the soil of fields into ridges (undated) Page 57 (item 22)
      The Excavated Temple on Elephanta [Island near Bombay, India], [From] Maurice's History of Hindustan (undated) Pages 58-71 (item 23)
      Emperor and the Nine Orders of Mandarins in Chins, According to Revd. Mr. Morrison, Missionary. (undated) Pages 71-73 (item 24)
      At two O'clock in the morning July 10th 1806 the European barracks, at Vellore, containing then 4 complete companies of the 69th Regt. Were surrounded by two battalions of Sepoys in the Company's service . . . [From] Edinburgh Review No. 23 (undated) Page 73-74 (item 25)
      Scotland was formerly inhabited by different people . . . [From] Guthrie's Geographical Grammar (undated) Page 74-75 (item 26)
      Directly oppose the Irish coast there is a seaport town called Bristol, [From] William of Malmsbury, Book 2d, Otaf 20. (item 27)
      Character of the Principal Nations of Europe, From Kotzebue (undated) Pages 77-79 (item 28)
      Where shall the lover rest [poem], [From] Scot's Marmion, Canto 3 (undated) Page 79 (item 29)
      Dame Heron, rises with a smile [poem] [From] Lady Heron's Song (undated) Page 80-81 (item 31)
      Young Lochinvar [poem] (undated) Page 81-83 (item 32)
      Rose of Cashmir [Kashmir] [From] Forests in Cashmir by Geo. Forster, Esq., H. C. Civil Service (undated) Page 83 (item 33)
      Tippoo Sultan's Palace at Srirangapattana [From] Asiatic Journal Register (1799) Page 84-85 (item 34)
      The magnetic needle was discovered (undated) Page 87 (item 36)
      When Bonaparte stormed Jaffa (Joppa) [From] the Fact Related by Sir Robt. Wilson (undated) Page 87-88 (item 37)
      The following remarkable instance of the amor patria is well known in India (undated) Page 88-89 (item 38)
      Brooks History of ye. Island of St. Helena (undated) Pages 89-90 (item 39)
      Mohammedan Faith (undated) Page 90-91 (item 40)
      To Lady Anne Hamilton [poem] Pages 91-92 (item 41)
      By the Population Report of 1822 [Male & Female Population of England, Wales & Scotland] over 100 years of age (1822) Page 92 (item 42)
      Bachelors Fare, From ye. New Monthly Magazine [poem] (undated) Pages 92-93 (item 43)
      Translation of an Arabic Inscription on a Marble Found in the Ruins of Persepolis (undated) Page 94 (item 44)
      The Evening Star [poem] [From] Morning Herald, London paper (undated) Pages 94-95 (item 45)
      The Gathering of Clan Conal [poem] (undated) Page 96 (item 46)
      Average Duration of Life, According to Mr. Oddies of Switzerland (ca. 1826) Page 96 (item 47)
      Pompeys Pillar, [From] Soninis Travels in Egypt (undated) Page 97 (item 48)
      Talmud (undated) Page 97 (item 49)
      Lunatics in England, Wales, Scotland (1829) Page 98. Note: Crossed out. (item 50)
      Convivial Songs of the Greeks [lyrics] (undated) Page 98-99 (item 51)
      Population of the World (undated) Page 99. Note: Crossed out. (item 52)
      Capt. James Ross of Erebus (undated) Page 100 (item 53)
      Alas she leaves a lovers heart to take a husband's hand [poem] (1823) Page 101 (item 54)
      Terrestrial Magnetism (undated) Page 102 (item 55)
      Terms used in the West Indies (undated) Page 102 (item 56)
      [Story of a Bee] Ed. Weekly Chron (3 Jan. 1846) Page 103 (item 57)
      Caledonian Mercury, From Observer (24 Aug. 1846) Page 103 (item 58)
      What is that of which more has been written and spoken both in prose & poetry than of any thing else, and which nevertheless has no existence? Ans. Friendship. (undated) Page 104 (item 59)
      Blank, Page 105 (item 60)
      Blank, Page 106 (item 61)
      Blank, Page 107 (item 62)
      Blank, Page 108 (item 63)
      Blank, Page 109 (item 64)
      Blank, Page 110 (item 65)
      Blank, Page 111 (item 66)
      Blank, Page 112 (item 67)
      Blank, Page 113 (item 68)
      Blank, Page 114 (item 69)
      [Observations of Leeches] (undated) Page 115 (item 70)
      List of 45 Books (undated) Pages 116-117. Note: Written upside down. (item 71)
      [Pencil & Pen sketches: Machine & Gentleman] (undated) Page 118 (item 72)
      High St. Sir Herewith I beg to annex the dates of the lectures & trust the day names will prove convenient to you. (ca. March 1826) Page 119. Note: Pages 119-120 separated. (item 73)
      Division calculations (undated) Page 120. Note: Pages 119-120 separated. (item 74)
      A New & Correct Plan of the City of Bath. A scale of Two Furlongs or Quarter of a Mile = 40 mm. Published Nov. 5, 1801, Bristol. Page 121. Note: Page 121 separated. (item 75)
      Navigation calculations (undated) Page 120. Note: Inside back cover. (item 76)

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Preliminary Inventory

  • Box 1
     
    • Medical and surgical cases commonplace book (1801-1846)
       
      I. W. North & Co. (Successors to the lat Wm, Heather) Chart and Map Sellers to the Admiralty & the Honble. East India Compy (undated) Printed label. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Glued to inside front cover. (item 1)
      Title Page Common Place Book -- Ship. G. Harris 1817. Medical and Surgical Cases. 1 item. 1 p. (item 2)
      Medical and Surgical Cases - Case 1st. Ship Lady Flora Lat 1.40' South; Long. 105.15' Et. (3 - 11 Jan. 1816) Page 1 - 4 (item 3)
      Case 2d. Ship Lady Flora Lat ; Long. (13 - 23 Mar. 1816) Page 5 - 9 (item 4)
      Books Etc. Nos. 1 - 44. (undated) Pages 10-11 (item 5)
      Army of Xerxes (undated) Pages 13-14 (item 6)
      Island of Johanna (undated) Pages 14-15 (item 5)
      The Solar Systems, Vede Ferguson's Astronomy, Vol. 1 (undated) Pages 15-23 (item 6)
      [Ancient Accounts of India], Roberts of India (undated) Pages 23-32 (item 6)
      On May 17th while in the Lat. Of 8 15' N. and Long 61, 34' Et. Observed a very considerable eclipse of the sun, . . . (1816) Page 33 (item 7)
      A Case if Barbiers, known to the naives on the coast of Malabar by the name of Beriberi, Dr. Aikin's Lectures, Vol. 2 (15 June 1817) Pages 23-37 (item 8)
      Many philosophers have believed that the central parts of the earth consist of a fluid mass of burning lava . . , Note to Darwin's Botanic Gardens (undated) Page 37 (item 9)
      The immediate cause of volcanic activity . . Note to Darwin's Botanic Gardens (undated) Page 38 (item 10)
      French Division of the Years (undated) Page 39-42 (item 11)
      Quotation from Gulliver's Travels, Vol. 2d (undated) Page 42-43 (item 12)
      The word pagoda is formed from the Persian words . . . Maurice's Antiquities of India (undated) Page 43 (item 13)
      It will be alleged that in all Christian colonies the slaves are so far protected from the injustices of their masters . . . , Zetuco, A Novel by Wm. Moore, Vol. 1st. (undated) Page 44-45 (item 14)
      A Dream [Poem] (undated) Page 46 (item 15)
      Verses [Poem] (undated) Page 47-48 (item 16)
      Riga [Latvia], Kotzebue's Travels in Italy (undated) Pages 48-51 (item 17)
      Titles of the Duke of Wellington [1812-1815] From Geo. Elliott's Life of Wellington (undated) Page 51-52 (item 18)
      Old buck, [From] The Antiquary, a Novel by Scott (undated) Pages 52-54 (item 19)
      [Quotations from] Bruce's Travels in Abyssinia (undated) Pages 54-56 (item 20)
      Sir Geo. Fountain's Embassy to China (undated) Pages 56-57 (item 21)
      Memorandum - The object of arranging the soil of fields into ridges (undated) Page 57 (item 22)
      The Excavated Temple on Elephanta [Island near Bombay, India], [From] Maurice's History of Hindustan (undated) Pages 58-71 (item 23)
      Emperor and the Nine Orders of Mandarins in Chins, According to Revd. Mr. Morrison, Missionary. (undated) Pages 71-73 (item 24)
      At two O'clock in the morning July 10th 1806 the European barracks, at Vellore, containing then 4 complete companies of the 69th Regt. Were surrounded by two battalions of Sepoys in the Company's service . . . [From] Edinburgh Review No. 23 (undated) Page 73-74 (item 25)
      Scotland was formerly inhabited by different people . . . [From] Guthrie's Geographical Grammar (undated) Page 74-75 (item 26)
      Directly oppose the Irish coast there is a seaport town called Bristol, [From] William of Malmsbury, Book 2d, Otaf 20. (item 27)
      Character of the Principal Nations of Europe, From Kotzebue (undated) Pages 77-79 (item 28)
      Where shall the lover rest [poem], [From] Scot's Marmion, Canto 3 (undated) Page 79 (item 29)
      Dame Heron, rises with a smile [poem] [From] Lady Heron's Song (undated) Page 80-81 (item 31)
      Young Lochinvar [poem] (undated) Page 81-83 (item 32)
      Rose of Cashmir [Kashmir] [From] Forests in Cashmir by Geo. Forster, Esq., H. C. Civil Service (undated) Page 83 (item 33)
      Tippoo Sultan's Palace at Srirangapattana [From] Asiatic Journal Register (1799) Page 84-85 (item 34)
      The magnetic needle was discovered (undated) Page 87 (item 36)
      When Bonaparte stormed Jaffa (Joppa) [From] the Fact Related by Sir Robt. Wilson (undated) Page 87-88 (item 37)
      The following remarkable instance of the amor patria is well known in India (undated) Page 88-89 (item 38)
      Brooks History of ye. Island of St. Helena (undated) Pages 89-90 (item 39)
      Mohammedan Faith (undated) Page 90-91 (item 40)
      To Lady Anne Hamilton [poem] Pages 91-92 (item 41)
      By the Population Report of 1822 [Male & Female Population of England, Wales & Scotland] over 100 years of age (1822) Page 92 (item 42)
      Bachelors Fare, From ye. New Monthly Magazine [poem] (undated) Pages 92-93 (item 43)
      Translation of an Arabic Inscription on a Marble Found in the Ruins of Persepolis (undated) Page 94 (item 44)
      The Evening Star [poem] [From] Morning Herald, London paper (undated) Pages 94-95 (item 45)
      The Gathering of Clan Conal [poem] (undated) Page 96 (item 46)
      Average Duration of Life, According to Mr. Oddies of Switzerland (ca. 1826) Page 96 (item 47)
      Pompeys Pillar, [From] Soninis Travels in Egypt (undated) Page 97 (item 48)
      Talmud (undated) Page 97 (item 49)
      Lunatics in England, Wales, Scotland (1829) Page 98. Note: Crossed out. (item 50)
      Convivial Songs of the Greeks [lyrics] (undated) Page 98-99 (item 51)
      Population of the World (undated) Page 99. Note: Crossed out. (item 52)
      Capt. James Ross of Erebus (undated) Page 100 (item 53)
      Alas she leaves a lovers heart to take a husband's hand [poem] (1823) Page 101 (item 54)
      Terrestrial Magnetism (undated) Page 102 (item 55)
      Terms used in the West Indies (undated) Page 102 (item 56)
      [Story of a Bee] Ed. Weekly Chron (3 Jan. 1846) Page 103 (item 57)
      Caledonian Mercury, From Observer (24 Aug. 1846) Page 103 (item 58)
      What is that of which more has been written and spoken both in prose & poetry than of any thing else, and which nevertheless has no existence? Ans. Friendship. (undated) Page 104 (item 59)
      Blank, Page 105 (item 60)
      Blank, Page 106 (item 61)
      Blank, Page 107 (item 62)
      Blank, Page 108 (item 63)
      Blank, Page 109 (item 64)
      Blank, Page 110 (item 65)
      Blank, Page 111 (item 66)
      Blank, Page 112 (item 67)
      Blank, Page 113 (item 68)
      Blank, Page 114 (item 69)
      [Observations of Leeches] (undated) Page 115 (item 70)
      List of 45 Books (undated) Pages 116-117. Note: Written upside down. (item 71)
      [Pencil & Pen sketches: Machine & Gentleman] (undated) Page 118 (item 72)
      High St. Sir Herewith I beg to annex the dates of the lectures & trust the day names will prove convenient to you. (ca. March 1826) Page 119. Note: Pages 119-120 separated. (item 73)
      Division calculations (undated) Page 120. Note: Pages 119-120 separated. (item 74)
      A New & Correct Plan of the City of Bath. A scale of Two Furlongs or Quarter of a Mile = 40 mm. Published Nov. 5, 1801, Bristol. Page 121. Note: Page 121 separated. (item 75)
      Navigation calculations (undated) Page 120. Note: Inside back cover. (item 76)

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