St. Louis College Textbooks


From 1860 to 1870, Catholic boys of Atchison were taught by the Benedictine monks of St. Benedict's Abbey. In 1863, the Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica arrived and began a school for the Catholic girls of Atchison. The ever increasing population of Catholic school children necessitated the building of a centrally located school for all. That school was St. Louis College, built around 1889. It is from this era that our 19th century textbook collection comes.


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Lessons in astronomy, including uranography; a brief introductory course without mathematics<br /><br />
Astronomy textbook for those who are not highly educated in mathematics and physics.

Chauvenet&#039;s treatise on elementary geometry
Elemental geometry textbook published in 1887. This textbook presents numerous axioms, postulates, theorems, and corollaries in a way that encourages the student to eventually think and reason through geometrical problems independently.

Frye&#039;s Elements of Geography
Textbook on the geography of the world, focused on that of the United States, published in 1904. Two previous publications were released in 1894 and 1898, preceding this 1904 copy. This textbook is targeted towards fourth to sixth grade students who…
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