Horn book

Horn book

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: Horn book
Dates: 1900s
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (2 items in 1 folder)
Coll. Number: ms1349

Biographical/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 Note

The collection consists of a modern day reproduction of a horn book, accompanied by a descriptive sheet.

Index Terms

Primers (Prayer books)
Readers (Primary).

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Horn book, MS 1349. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is available by special permission only. Please contact Head of Manuscripts Dept. for further inquiry.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

VB 2:4Horn book