Karpinski, Louis-Charles 1878-1956

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Professor of mathematics at University of Michigan.

From the description of Louis Charles Karpinski papers, 1901-1955. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34422143

Louis C. Karpinski was Professor of Mathematics at the University of Michigan and a cartographic specialist who published numerous books both in the fields of mathematics and cartography. One of his important projects was to go to Europe and select unpublished manuscript maps relating to the history of America before 1800 from archives in France, Spain, and Portugal. These maps, which were difficult to obtain in the United States, were reproduced in large clear facsimile form to make them available for scholarly research here. His project was sponsored jointly by the Clements Library, Library of Congress, New York Public Library, Ayers Collection of the Newberry Library and the Huntington Library. Each institution was to receive a collection of fascimiles of the maps he selected and a copy of his inventory.

From the description of Collection of Louis Karpinski, 1500-1799. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 747276752

Mathematician.

Cornell University Class of 1901.

From the description of Louis Charles Karpinski photographs, 1898-1901. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63893131

Biography

Louis C. Karpinski (1878-1956) was Professor of Mathematics at the University of Michigan and a cartographic specialist who published numerous books both in the fields of mathematics and cartography. One of his important projects was to go to Europe and select unpublished manuscript maps relating to the history of America before 1800 from archives in France, Spain, and Portugal. These maps, which were difficult to obtain in the United States, were reproduced in large clear facsimile form to make them available for scholarly research here. His project was sponsored jointly by the Clements Library, Library of Congress, New York Public Library, Ayers Collection of the Newberry Library and the Huntington Library. Each institution was to receive a collection of fascimiles of the maps he selected and a copy of his inventory.

Dr. Karpinski organized the maps by archive and listed them according to their original identification numbers. A copy of this inventory, which has now been annotated with the Huntington Library's numbering system, is available in the Manuscripts Reference Room (fZ 6023 K3).

The collection has been kept in Karpinski's original sequence, but is numbered and indexed for ease of access. A short title index of the collection, tabulated to show the information given as to author, title, date, and map area, accompanies this report. A few of the maps listed by Dr. Karpinski were not in the collection (the entries have been kept in the short title index to preserve the reference, but marked "not found"); other maps were in the collection but not on Dr. Karpinski's list. Following the short title index is an alphabetical index of authors and subjects.

From the guide to the Louis Charles Karpinski Collection, 1500-1799, (The Huntington Library)

Dr. Louis Charles Karpinski was born August 5, 1878 in Rochester, N.Y. He received his bachelor's degree in 1901 from Cornell University and was awarded a PhD degree by the University of Strasbourg, Germany in 1903.

He taught at Berea College, Kentucky, from 1897 to 1899 and at Oswego Normal College, 1903-04. He was in charge of the mathematics department at the Chautauquan Institute, Chautauqua, N.Y., from 1905 to 1907. He was a teachers' college fellow and university extension lecturer at Columbia University in 1909-10.

Dr. Karpinski became instructor of mathematics at the University of Michigan in 1904, assistant professor in 1914 and professor of mathematics in 1919, a post he held until his retirement, Aug. 5, 1948.

Dr. Karpinski was a member of the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America and the Historical Science Society. He was author of several books on mathematics, some of them in German. These include The History of Arithmetic and Unified Mathematics . He died in 1956.

From the guide to the Louis Charles Karpinski papers, 1838-1889 and 1901-1955, (Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan)

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creatorOf Karpinski, Robert W. Robert W. Karpinski collection, 1746-1969. University of Illinois at Chicago Library, UIC
creatorOf Qāḍī Zādah, Mūsá ibn Muḥammad, d. ca. 1436. 880-03 Qāḍī Zādah ʻalá matn al-Jighmīnī fī al-hayʼah : manuscript, [1820]. University of Michigan
creatorOf Karpinski, Louis Charles, 1878-1956. Louis Charles Karpinski papers, 1901-1955. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Meyerhof, Max, 1874-1945,. The Tracy W. McGregor Collection of Arabic, Persian, and Turkish Mathematical and Astronomical Manuscripts : manuscripts, 1486-1919. University of Michigan
referencedIn Burr, George Lincoln, 1857-1938. George Lincoln Burr papers, 1861-1942. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Karpinski, Louis Charles, 1878-1956. Letters. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf McMath, Robert R. (Robert Raynolds), 1891-1962. Robert R. McMath papers, 1916-1962. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Wilberforce Eames papers, 1850-1937, 1900-1937 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn George Sarton additional papers, 1901-1956. Houghton Library.
referencedIn George Sarton additional papers, 1901-1956. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Robert R. McMath Papers, 1916-1962 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Alexander G. Ruthven Papers, 1901-1961, 1906-1951 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Meyerhof, Max, 1874-1945,. 880-01 ʻIqd al-yawāqīt fī ʻilm al-mawāqīt : manuscript, [n.d.]. University of Michigan
creatorOf Karpinski, Louis Charles, 1878-1956. Louis Charles Karpinski photographs, 1898-1901. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Pillsbury, G. D. [A.L.S.] 1933 Aug. 12, Sunmount, N.Y. [to] Louis C. Karpinski, Ann Arbor, Mich. / G.D. Pillsbury. [A.L.S.] 1933 Aug. 22, Ann Arbor, Mich. [to] Mr. Green / Louis C. Karpinski. Cleveland Public Library, Main Library
creatorOf Zajjāj, Abū Isḥāq Ibrāhīm ibn al-Sarī, d. 923. 880-02 Risālah fī dalālat al-anwāʼ : manuscript, [2nd half of 19th cent.] / li-Abī Isḥāq al-Zajjāj. University of Michigan
referencedIn George Lincoln Burr papers, 1861-1942. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Benjamin Andrews collection on home economics, 1879-1958. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf Zajjāj, Abū Isḥāq Ibrāhīm ibn al-Sarī, d. 923. 880-02 Risālah fī dalālat al-anwāʼ : manuscript, [2nd half of 19th cent.] [electronic resource] / li-Abī Isḥāq al-Zajjāj. OCLC Econtent Synchronization Program
creatorOf Winter, John Garrett, 1881-1956. John Garrett Winter papers, 1901-1951. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Thomas M. Spaulding papers, 1901-1969 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn University of Michigan Faculty and Staff Portraits, ca. 1860-ca. 1960 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Spaulding, Thomas Marshall, 1882-1973. Thomas Marshall Spaulding papers, 1901-1959. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Louis Charles Karpinski Collection, 1500-1799 The Huntington Library
creatorOf Karpinski, Louis Charles, 1878-1956,. Selected manuscript maps of American interest, 1534-1804. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Sheldon, Sophronia. Specimens of penmanship : Rutland, Vermont, 1823 Mar 8. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Lādhiqī, Shams al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad, 16th cent.?. 880-02 Natījat al-afkār fī aʻmāl al-layl wa-al-nahār : manuscript, [between 1736 and 1809?]. University of Michigan
creatorOf Qalaṣādī, Abū al-Ḥasan ʻAlī ibn Muḥammad, d. 1486. 880-03 Hādhā al-kitāb kashf al-asrār fī ʻilm al-ghubār : manuscript, [1874] / lil-ʻallāmah al-Qalaṣādī. University of Michigan
creatorOf Karpinski, Louis Charles, 1878-1956. Collection of Louis Karpinski, 1500-1799. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Andrews, Benjamin R. (Benjamin Richard), b. 1877. Benjamin Andrews collection on home economics, 1879-1958. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Louis Charles Karpinski papers, 1838-1889 and 1901-1955 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Sibṭ al-Māridīnī, Badr al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad, b. 1423. 880-03 Hādhihi raqāʼiq al-daqāʼiq fī ḥisāb al-daraj wa-al-daqāʼiq : manuscript, [n.d.]. University of Michigan
referencedIn John Garrett Winter papers, 1901-1954 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
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associatedWith Adams, Randolph Greenfield, 1892-1951. person
associatedWith Andrews, Benjamin R. (Benjamin Richard), b. 1877. person
associatedWith Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d', 1697-1782. person
associatedWith Beard, Charles A. (Charles Austin), 1874-1948. person
associatedWith Benjamin R. (Benjamin Richard), Andrews b. 1877 person
associatedWith Bishop, William Warner, 1871-1955. person
associatedWith Breasted, James Henry, 1865-1935. person
associatedWith Buache, Philippe, 1700-1773. person
associatedWith Burr, George Lincoln, 1857-1938. person
associatedWith Cajori, Florian, 1859-1930. person
associatedWith Cameron, William John, 1878-1955. person
associatedWith Chaussegros de Lery, Joseph Gaspard, 1721-1797. person
associatedWith Clements, William L. (William Lawrence), 1861-1934. person
associatedWith Cornell University. corporateBody
associatedWith Delisle, Guillaume, 1643-1726. person
associatedWith Desandroüins, Jean Nicolas, 1729-1792. person
associatedWith Dibner, Bern, person
associatedWith Du Pont de Dieppe, Jean. person
associatedWith Eames, Wilberforce, 1855-1937 person
associatedWith Franquelin, Jean Baptiste Louis. person
associatedWith Frost, William G. (William Goodell), 1854-1938. person
associatedWith Fulton, James Street, 1904- person
associatedWith Gold, Herman. person
associatedWith Hamlin, Hannibal, 1809-1891. person
associatedWith Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841. person
associatedWith Haskins, Charles Homer, 1870-1937. person
associatedWith Karpinski, Robert W. person
associatedWith Kelsey, Francis W. (Francis Willey), b. 1858. person
associatedWith Lādhiqī, Shams al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad, 16th cent.? person
associatedWith Lamont, Daniel Scott, 1851-1905. person
associatedWith McMath, Robert R. (Robert Raynolds), 1891-1962. person
associatedWith Michigan Historical Collections corporateBody
associatedWith Montagu, Ashley, 1905-1999. person
associatedWith Nast, Thomas, 1840-1902. person
associatedWith Pillsbury, G. D. person
associatedWith Pogo, Alexander, b. 1893. person
associatedWith Poole, Reginald Lane, 1857-1939. person
associatedWith Qāḍī Zādah, Mūsá ibn Muḥammad, d. ca. 1436. person
associatedWith Qalaṣādī, Abū al-Ḥasan ʻAlī ibn Muḥammad, d. 1486. person
associatedWith Ruthven, Alexander Grant, 1882- person
associatedWith Sankey, Ira David, 1840-1908. person
associatedWith Sarton, George Alfred Leon, 1884-1956. person
associatedWith Sheldon, Sophronia. person
associatedWith Shryock, Richard Harrison, 1893-1972. person
associatedWith Sibṭ al-Māridīnī, Badr al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad, b. 1423. person
associatedWith Singer, Charles Joseph, 1876-1960. person
associatedWith Singer, Dorothea Waley. person
associatedWith Smith, David Eugene, 1860-1944. person
associatedWith Spaulding, Thomas Marshall, 1882-1973. person
associatedWith Stevens, Thaddeus, 1792-1868. person
associatedWith Straight, Michael Whitney. person
associatedWith Sulzberger, Arthur Hays, 1891-1968. person
associatedWith Thorndike, Lynn, 1882-1965. person
associatedWith University of Michigan corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. Dept. of Mathematics. corporateBody
associatedWith Uspenksy, J. person
associatedWith Uspensky, J. V. (James Victor), b. 1883 person
associatedWith Wallace, Henry Agard, 1888-1965 person
associatedWith Winter, John Garrett, 1881-1956. person
associatedWith Zajjāj, Abū Isḥāq Ibrāhīm ibn al-Sarī, d. 923. person
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America
Canada
Ipswich (Mass.)
Mexico
America
United States
Europe
West (U.S.)
West Indies, British
United States
United States
North America
Ipswich (Mass.)
United States
Subject
Early maps--Early works to 1800--Facsimiles
Roads--Massachusetts--Ipswich
Manuscript maps--Early works to 1800--Facsimiles
Roads
Indians of North America--Maps--Early works to 1800
Mathematics
Military maps--Early works to 1800--Facsimiles
Science
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Birth 1878-08-05

Death 1956-01-25

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