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Horn books

Horn books

Descriptive Summary

Title: Horn books
Creator: Unknown
Inclusive Dates: 1900s
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) 4 items
Collection Number: ms1349
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

The horn book received its name from the thin, translucent layer of horn which was placed over the simple text to protect it from children's little fingers. The text was usually the alphabet, the arabic numerals, and the Lord's Prayer, which was written or printed on a piece of paper.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of two modern day reproductions of a Horn Book, accompanied by descriptive sheets.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Horn books, ms 1349, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2019.

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

VB24Horn books, 1900s