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Alice J. Abbott Gymnasium Exercise Book

 Collection — scrapbook_box: 1
Identifier: MSS 0225

Scope and Contents

This is a hand written exercise lesson book from the Allen Gymnasium and College of Gymnastics in Boston, dated 1891.The book belonged to Alice J. Abbott and details three years of exercise programs. Entries give highly specific instructions for a vast variety of exercises including free movements, pulley weights, bean bags, breathing, breast bars, wooden dumbbells, iron dumbbells, marching and high parallel bars. Step by step instructions for properly executing each exercise are listed, as well as the muscles they exercise. The exercises are divided into first year, second year, and third year. The exercises increase in difficulty and complexity each year. Also included with the book are four loose-leaf sheets detailing parts of the circulatory system and describing how exercise regimens should be tailored to the individual.

Dates

  • 1891
  • Other: Date acquired: 2004 December 13

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

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Extent

.40 Linear Feet (1 book)

Language of Materials

English

Source of Acquisition

Purchased from M & S Rare Books, Inc.

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Title
Alice J. Abbott Gymnasium Exercise Book
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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