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Jedediah Buxton, a mental calculator. Etching by Mary Hartley, 1764.

  • Hartley, Mary.
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Description

The sitter is described in Steven B. Smith, 'The Great Mental Calculators', New York, 1983, ch. 20

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1 print : etching

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Jedidiah Buxton ... Drawn from the life by M. Hartley Jany. 14th. 1764, 38 min. 43 sec. after 3 in ye afternoon.

Lettering note

The lettering describes the sitter's calculative powers and states that "when this drawing was taken, he was by his own calculation, 56 years, 10 months, 1 week, 2 days, 9 hours, 53 minutes, 43 seconds old."

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Wellcome Library no. 207i

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  • English


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