I'm starting a small research project that involves collecting information
from antique reckoning books. These books, usually small vest-pocket size,
had a variety of different tables, measures, and calculations. They might
include wage tables, interest tables, formulas for calculating amount of
oats that would fill a certain size silo, etc. Sort of a nineteenth century
substitute for a calculator.
If you have citations for these books you could send me or photocopies of
their title pages and table of contents that would be very useful. You can
email me or send to 100 Bailey Howe Library UVM Burlington VT 05403.