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The commonplace book of William Byrd II of Westover

Author: William Byrd; Kevin Berland; Jan Kirsten Gilliam; Kenneth A Lockridge
Publisher: Chapel Hill : Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, by the University of North Carolina Press, ©2001.
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"William Byrd II (1674-1744) was an important figure in the history of colonial Virginia: a founder of Richmond, an active participant in Virginia politics, and the proprietor of one of the colonoy's greatest plantations. But Byrd is best known today for his diaries. Considered essential documents of private life in colonial America, they offer readers an unparalleled glimpse into the world of a Virginia gentleman.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: William Byrd; William Byrd
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Byrd; Kevin Berland; Jan Kirsten Gilliam; Kenneth A Lockridge
ISBN: 080782612X 9780807826126
OCLC Number: 44493324
Description: xv, 319 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. William Byrd II of Westover --
2. Making a Gentleman: William Byrd and Early Modern Education --
3. The Commonplace Book in Education --
4. The Commonplace Book and the Common Culture --
5. William Byrd as a Writer: Between the Private and Public Spheres --
6. Gathering and Compiling the Commonplace Book --
7. Science and Medicine in the Commonplace Book --
8. William Byrd's Religious Views --
9. "Invectives against Women, and...Lampoons upon Matrimony" --
10. The Commonplace Book and Self-Fashioning --
The Commonplace Book of a Colonial Gentleman in Crisis: An Essay / Kenneth A. Lockridge --
The Commonplace Book.
Responsibility: edited by Kevin Berland, Jan Kirsten Gilliam, and Kenneth A. Lockridge.
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"William Byrd II (1674-1744) was an important figure in the history of colonial Virginia: a founder of Richmond, an active participant in Virginia politics, and the proprietor of one of the colonoy's greatest plantations. But Byrd is best known today for his diaries. Considered essential documents of private life in colonial America, they offer readers an unparalleled glimpse into the world of a Virginia gentleman. This book joins Byrd's Diary, Secret Diary, and other writings in securing his reputation as one of the most interesting men in colonial America."--BOOK JACKET.

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