Hardcover. A manuscript record book compiled by an unidentified upstate NY school master working in Madison Village and Johnsville, showing the author's wide range of duties & responsibilities regarding her or his school. Madison Village was incorporated in 1816; it was located on a busy thoroughfare for East West travelers, between Oswego and Cooperstown near Auburn.
The record book contains lists of rules and orders, the names of students and records of tuition paid (tuition recorded in 1824 for the full 12 weeks of a quarter was $2.00 or $1.50; students who attended for fewer weeks paid a prorated amount) & amounts outstanding, the number of scholars per quarter, school income and expenditures, payment of school taxes (Nov 15, 1823), school renovations undertaken, and a record of student performance which simply records in two columns headed "Bad Marks" and "Good Marks" with tally marks next to each student's name. Surnames include: Garlick, Amerman, Lush, Kemp, Everts, Standart, Sherwood, Hall and more.
Inserted are two detailed pencil sketches, one of the 2 story school building showing the facade of the building with a steeply pitched roof and carefully drawn decorative gable board, and a measurement of 29 ft to the top of the 2nd floor; the second a floor plan with measurements. Small 8vo, 181 pp. Bound in the original quarter leather and blue paper covered boards, "School Dates" in period ink written at front and rear boards. Boards and spine rubbed, Good + overall. Item #25551