The owner/user of this copy appears to have been one George Edin Moore, with some late entries possibly in a second and even third hand. My evidence is a series of seven
resolutions written in the volume immediately following pages ZuuZ, signed by George Moore and concluding:
Done in Delaware, Ohio. Sunday Oct 24th, 1852, in the S. W. room 2d story, in Prof. Merrick (where the passage cuts off). A George Edin Moore is listed in the (Delaware, Ohio) here. The president of that institution was Rev Frederick Merrick, Professor of Belles-Lettres.
Of the several copies of Todd’s I have examined, this one evidences the most methodical and persistent usage. The citations are to a dozen or so titles — some books, some journals. It examples an intensive reading, but one focused on moral exempla, in history and elsewhere. DeQuincey and Nathaniel Hawthorne seem to be favored non-religious authors. Here is an overview of Moore’s copy:
- three pages of transcription from Hawthorne’s (20 separate passages in all, plus a single observation by Moore);
I have copied and confirmed this transcriptions against Hawthorne’s text, and may add them here, later.
- the printed prefatory matter found in all editions of John Todd’s ;
- the entries themselves, generally following the examples given by Todd, but including a good number of extracts as well, some of these latter in a second and even third hand;
- two pages of additional prayerful resolutions;
- a single page (half filled) headed
Conflictsand consisting of extracts from Augustine and scripture;
- a single page, containing a single quotation from Prof. Franck, under the heading
- four pages of extracts under the heading
- two pages, set up in tabular form, with entries under the heading
Noted Orphan Houses.
Several items are laid loose in the volume: a pin (or nail), 1 1/8 inches long, at EooE; a flower at FuuF; a flower at HuuH; a newspaper clipping (cure for dyspepsia, and a joke at the expense of an Irishman) at IaaI; a irregularly cut stiff sheet with a penciled passage from Wordsworth (
A flock of sheep that leisurely) on one side, and the penciled note
5 swarms / 8 hives / $30 on the other, at LuuL; and a flower at TaaT. I will endeavor to identify the flowers.
- Rev. Davis W. Clark. (George Peck, editor). . New-York: Published by Lane & Tippet for the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1847 here
- Thomas DeQuincey (1785-1859), e.g.,
- Edward Gibbon (1737-94). (1776-88, edition not identified)
- Nathaniel Hawthorne. (1850; cited once only, in addition to three pages of transcription on front end and fly leaves)
- Homer’s , Pope translation.
- (referred to by MM and MQR)
- Wilhelm Pütz. (American edn, 1849) here
- Thomas C Upham. (1841) vol 1 and vol 2
Upham taught at Bowdoin, where Nathaniel Hawthorne was one of his students.
- Francis Wayland. (1856 and subsequent editions, but edition Moore used is not certain) here
- John Wesley. (the seven volume American edition of 1840). Most frequently cited are volumes 3 and 4.
- Rev. James White. . (1859, and numerous later printings, including the 1874 edition that matches citations in this volume, and that is available via Google Books) here
I have confirmed the preceding sources by checking citations (extract or topic, and page number if available) with copies available on Google Book or Internet Archive.
- CC (preceding references to scripture)
- N.B.A., also
Note Book A— possibly his own (college) notebook?
Indexing scholar/historian/practitioner Hazel K. Bell (aka KayCliff) makes a few general observations on nineteenth century indexing practice, in her LibraryThing review of George Gissing (1857-1903) his (1903). (See that review here.) Among her comments is this: in his index to that novel, Gissing gives only a single page number to an entry, where a topic might be treated in subsequent pages. Moore provides a different picture of indexing practice by giving long strings of page numbers to many of his entries; moreover, he concludes those strings with a comma, leaving room for additions as they are encountered in his reading.
I have not yet identified Moore, apart from the Ohio Wesleyan University connection.
|Conversion||of malefactors. W’s Life Wes. p. 109-112, 127. M.M. 1826, p. 257, Luke XXIII, 42-43|
|Concentration||of mind. Men. Dis. p. 30-36|
|Cholera||Note Book A. p. 5, 6.|
|Crosses||Different kinds of. N.B.A. p.8|
|Contention||Effect of. Pütz An. His. p. 2, 6, 57, 91, 1441, P.M.H. p. 71.|
|Colonies||Motives for founding. P.A.H. p. 60.|
|Commerce||Influence of P.A.H. p. 63, 87, 9,|
|Companions||Advantage of good. P.A.H. p. 6, 7, 68, 300, 317, 274, 278, 306, P..M.H. p. 31, 63.,|
|Confederacies||P.A.H. p. 140, 154, 206|
|Contest||necessary to victory, P.A.H. p. 144,|
|Conspiracies||P.A.H. p. 153, 228, 228, 281, 290. P.M.H. p. 37, 74|
|Commerce||connected with religion P.A.H. p. 207,|
|Council||of Nicea. P.A.H. p. 311|
|Constantine||Conversion of. P.A.H. o 311,|
|Conscience||alone, no guide. Upham’s M.P. vol. 2. p. 274-8, 308-30|
Money.Upham’s M.P. vol. 2. p. 375.
|Conjunctions||Origin of. Upham’s M.P. vol. 2. p. 442.|
|Cough||N.B.A. 36, 38, 39|
|Confidence||Cast not away. Wes. W. vol. 3, p. 187|
|Commonage||Evils of. Wayland P.E. p. 109, 118|
|Communism||N.B.A. 55, 175, Wes. W. v.3p. 590|
|College||Revivals. N.B.A. 229|
|Conversions||remarkable. M.M. 1820 p. Geo. Nadoris DeSilva. 1824 p. 296, 339, 375. Mirza Mahamed Ali. 1827, p. 263. Richardson. p. 309. Dr. Thos. Hinde, 312, 369, Marjo Jno Martin. 370, General T. vol. 7, p. 190. Byran McMaken. vol. II, p. 289, Prof. Franck. p. 33, Mr. Jas. Garrard who was governor of Ky. p. 101 Jas. B. and Jno P. Finley. John Wesley M.M. 1838, p. 321.of Papist. Wes. W. v. 3. p. 481, At. 90 Wes. W. vo. 3. p. 541|
|Commandments||Wes. W. vol.3.p.187, 217|
|Crops||taking up, or bearing. Wes. W. vol.3,p. 211, -54, -88, 364, -65, 583, 590.|
|Covenanting||serve, &c. Wes. W.v.3.p. 585, 590|
|Madness||right kind of. W’s Life Wes. p. 101. Acts xxvi, 2,4|
|Wes. W. vol 3. p. 118, 31, 45, 53, 59, 75, 8, 193, 4, 258, 313, 22, 49, 57|
|Malefactors||God’s mercy to. W’s Life Wes. p. 109-112. Wes. W. v. 3. p. 441-44|
|Masturbation||C.C. Gen. 38 note.|
|Massacres||P.M.H. p. 74. Irish Wes. W. v. 3. p. 405|
|Marriage||C.C. Gen. 2, 24. Matt. 19, 4-12. John 11, 2. 1st Cor. 7. Eph. 5,22-note|
|Heb. 13,4. 1st Tim. 5,14. Ruth 1, note. 2, note. Psalm 127,4. P.A.H. 115. Upham’s M.P. vol. 2. p. 197|
|N.B.A. 4-52. Wes. Jour. vol. 1. p 102|
|Address. M.M. vol. II, p. 214.|
|Man||Unity of. Gen 2, 7, 18, 21, 2, 7, 7, 29, 8, 16, 18, 9, 1 [see superscripted lines above selected page numbers, in mss.]|
|Saved by Man. M.M. 1838, p. 341.|
|Mathematics||Effect on the mind of the study. Upham’s M.P. p. 362-5|
|Magnetism||Animal. Upham’s M.P. vol 2 p. 385|
|Martyrs||P.M.H. p. 23, 46|
|Machinery||Advantages of. Wayland P.E. p. 68-74. 97-104|
|Manhood||When, by what test, by what indication, does manhood commence? Physically by one criterion, legally by another, morally by a third, mentally by a fourth,— and all indefinite. Equator, absolute equator, there is none. Between the two spheres of youth and age, perfect and imperfect manhood, as in all analogous cases, there is no strict line of bisection. DeQuincey|
|[And] the specific evil that already weighed upon me with a sickening oppression was the premature expansion of my mind; and, as a foremost consequence, intolerance of boyish society. I ought to have entered upon my triennium of school-boy servitude at the age of thirteen. DeQuincey|
which I am determined to keep, & to put into Practice, by the assistance of the Spirit of God, from this the 1st January 1850, continuing to the end of my life. But if I am persuaded that any one of these Resolutions is not good, by the Word of God, I will neglect that Resolution. Amen
1.st That it will be The Object & Business in my life to save my Soul, & life to the Glory of God.
2.d That as the
Time is short, & I have much to do, I will not spend any portion of my time in Unprofitable Conversation.
3.d That I will spend no part of any day, in Desultory Reading, or in Recreation, till I have performed the duties of my Calling.
4.th That I will Sing no Song, but such as will have a tendency to make my heart better.
5.th That on the Lord’s Day, I will avoid all Worldly Conversation, Servile Labor, Journeying, Visiting, Strolling, Non-religious Reading, & Slothfulness. And will perform all Works of Mercy & Necessity.
6.th That I will always repay an injury, or unkindness, by (if possible) some favor; or at least by some kindness.
All that the Lord hath spoken I will do. Ex. 19, 5-8.
Done in Delaware, Ohio. Sunday, Oct. 24th, 1852; in the S. W. room, 2d story, in Prof. Merrick’s
Resolutions are followed by two pages of what I call
prayerful resolutions (dated March 21st, 1855), and then the passage headed
Conflicts (above right). Both of the latter sections contain a number of stenographic marks, that might be interpreted by reference to the transcribed passages in Augustine.
Thanks to Ken Haverly of Meetinghouse Books for bringing this volume to my attention.