I am looking for information on Augustus A Woolson.
I was given a gift years ago of a math book with the name "Agustus A Woolson" on the inside cover and "Augustus A Woolson" (notice the different spelling) on the back cover. There is a date of 1849 is written in pencil next to the name on the inside cover.
I am a math major at my local university and the book was given to me as a gift from a dear friend. I've enjoyed reading it and seeing questions that would not be in any math book of this day and age... "Change $481.25 to the old currency of New England" ... etc. The book is in bad condition, the the front cover is almost completely off the book, but it's still fascinating to hold.
I was curious about who this person is, and an internet search has led me here.
I've found out that this man could possibly have been a state representative, a lawyer and a banker and probably not married. The handwriting in the book suggests that this person was young when he used it... it looks like he might have been practicing how to write his name on the back cover and the cursive handwriting on a piece of scratch paper inside of it leads me to believe that he was young.
Does anyone know anything about this man? Is there a picture somewhere on the web? Any information would be appreciated.