Van Buskirk, Cornelius

Cornelius Van Buskirk exercise and logbook, 1799.
1 volume (0.08 linear feet).
About the collection

This is an exercise book with rules and equations to solve geometry and trigonometry problems and to determine latitude and longitude. The volume includes watercolor drawings of sailors using sextants, and of ships such as the Canton, the United States, and the Constitution. The end of the volume was used for a journal of a voyage from London to Madeira, April 1799.

Subjects
  • Navigation — Study and teaching
  • Geometry — Problems, exercises, etc.
  • Adams (Frigate)
  • Canton (Ship)
  • Constellation (Frigate)
  • Constitution (Frigate)
  • Insurgent (Ship)
  • United States (Frigate)
Types of material
  • Journals
  • Notebooks
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