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The Rational Spelling Book, 1898, owned by Alton Resident Viola Thompson

Citation

Rice, Dr. J. M., “The Rational Spelling Book, 1898, owned by Alton Resident Viola Thompson,” Madison Historical, accessed November 27, 2021, https://madison-historical.siue.edu/archive/items/show/2050.

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Description

This 1898 spelling book, "The Rational Spelling Book, Part II" was owned by Alton resident Viola Thompson, whose name is handwritten on the book's front pastedown. The book is intended for fourth grade students and older and may have been used in an Alton classroom. The book includes numerous words for spelling practice and spelling rules from the late 19th century.

This book was scanned as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2019. It was brought to class by Hana Harlan.

Subjects

  • education
  • Alton

Creator

Rice, Dr. J. M.

Publisher

American Book Company

Contributor

  • Harlan, Hana

Date

1898

Relevant Archive Items

Language

English

Type

  • Book or portion of book

Format

  • jpg

Coverage

  • Alton, Illinois
  • 1890s

Identifier

  • Harlan-Hana-B-0001
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