Guide to the Simon Kerl Manuscripts MS.M053

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Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
The UCI Libraries
P.O. Box 19557
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California, 92623-9557
949-824-7227
spcoll@uci.edu
© 2009


Title: Simon Kerl manuscripts
Collection number: MS-M053
Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
Irvine, California 92623-9557
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.1 Linear feet (1 folder)
Date (inclusive): circa 1859-1876
Abstract: The collection includes 10 manuscript pages by Simon Kerl, who wrote several books on English grammar between approximately 1859 and 1871. Some of the pages are draft-manuscript for a revised edition of one of Kerl's school texts. Also included in the collection are four photographs (color photocopies) of Simon Kerl and his wife, Mary Sommerer Kerl.
General Physical Description note: (1 oversized folder)
creator: Kerl, Simon

Access

The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

These materials are in the public domain.

Preferred Citation

Simon Kerl Manuscripts. MS-M053. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Ellen Lee, granddaughter of Simon Kerl, and William Lee, 2004.

Processing History

Processed by Dawn Schmitz, 2009.

Historical Background

Simon Kerl (1829-1876) authored several books on English grammar, including Treatise on the English Language, Primary Grammar of the English Language, Elementary Grammar, Common School Grammar, Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language, Elements of Composition and Rhetoric, and Shorter Course in English Grammar. Kern's books were used in schools in New York, Ohio, Delaware, Michigan, Illinois, and Wisconsin between approximately 1870 and 1880.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The collection includes10 manuscript pages by Simon Kerl, who wrote several books on English grammar between approximately 1859 and 1871. Some of the pages are draft-manuscript for a revised edition of one of Kerl's school texts. Also included in the collection are four photographs (color photocopies) of Simon Kerl and his wife, Mary Sommerer Kerl.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Kerl, Simon.
English language--Grammar--Archival resources.

Box-folder FB-068: 9

Draft pages from school text on English grammar circa 1859-1862

Box-folder FB-068 :9

Portraits of Simon Kerl and Mary Sommerer Kerl: color photocopies of photographs circa 1850-1876