Historical papers, [ca. 1400-1899].

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Smith, David Eugene, 1860-1944,. Historical papers, [ca. 1400-1899].

Historical papers, [ca. 1400-1899].

Correspondence, manuscripts, and documents of mathematicians and other scientists, often dealing with politics and fields other than mathematics. Many of these concern the French Revolution.

17.5 linear ft.(ca. 10,100 items in 31 boxes)

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Babbage, Charles, 1791-1871

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Smith, David Eugene, 1860-1944

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Sheepshanks, R. (Richard), 1794-1855

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Klein, Félix, 1849-1925

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Pycroft, George, 1819-1894

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Flamsteed, John, 1646-1719

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Libri, Guillaume, 1803-1869

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Bowditch, Nathaniel, 1773-1838

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American writer on navigation. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Salem, to an unidentified recipient, 1810 Nov. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270910812 From the description of Letter signed : Boston, to William Vaughan in London, 1837 May 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270910815 Astronomer, mathematician, and insurance executive. From the description of Nathaniel Bowditch correspondence, 1809. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 794511...

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Mackay, J. S. (John Sturgeon), 1843-1914

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Laurent, H. (Hermann), 1841-1908

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Monge, Gaspard, 1746-1818

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Carroll, Lewis, 1832-1898

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Bourlet, C. (Carlo), 1866-1913

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Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898

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Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727

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Alembert, Jean le Rond d', 1717-1783

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De Morgan, Augustus, 1806-1871

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Trevelyan, Charles E. (Charles Edward), 1807-1886

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Berkeley, George, 1685-1753

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Title: Baron and (1679) 1st Earl of Berkeley British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001243.0x00039a Bishop and philosopher. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Gravesend, probably to the Bishop of London [Edmund Gibson] just before sailing for Rhode Island, 1728 Sept. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133394 ...

Lalande, Joseph Jérôme Le Français de, 1732-1807.

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Neuberg, Joseph 1840-1926

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Comte, Auguste, 1798-1857

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Maurepas, Jean-Frédéric Phélypeaux, Comte de, 1701-1781

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Secretary of the Navy in France, 1723-1749; Secretary of the Royal Household, 1715-1749; member of France's Conseil d'en haut, the most important of the royal councils. From the description of Maurepas collection, 1694-1749 (bulk 1740-1749). (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63936538 French minister of state for the marine and the royal household under Louis XV (1723-1749); chief advisor and minister of state to Louis XVI (1774-1781). Official reports, docume...

Brocard, Pierre René Jean Baptiste Henri, 1845-1922.

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Ohm, Martin, 1792-1872

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Carnot, Lazare, 1753-1823

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Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm, Freiherr von, 1646-1716

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Leibniz was born on July 1, 1646 in Leipzig, Germany; he entered Leipzig Univ. and received the degree of doctor of law in 1666; became a philosopher, mathematician, and political advisor; became known as both a metaphysician and a logician, and invented differential and integral calculus; his major writings include: New physical hypothesis (1671), New method for the greatest and the least (1684), Discourse on metaphysics (1686), New system (1695), On the ultimate origin of things (1697), and On...

Rosse, William Parsons, Earl of, 1800-1867

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Poincaré, Henri, 1854-1912

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Mathematician (mathematical physics, celestial mechanics). On faculty of Université de Caen (1880); and Université de Paris (1881-1912). From the description of Selected papers [microform], 1873-1914. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 154306282 ...

Maxwell, James Clerk, 1831-1879

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Physicist (mathematical physics, electricity, and magnetism) and mathematician. Chair, natural philosophy, Marischal College, Aberdeen, Scotland (1856-1860); professor of physics and astronomy, King's College, London (1860-1865); and professor of experimental physics, Cambridge University (1871-1879). From the description of Papers, 1845-1879. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79980550 From the description of Papers, 1847-1879. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83949050 P...

Voltaire, 1694-1778

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French writer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Paris, to René Hérault, Lieutenant-general of the police in Paris, 1729 Apr. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270872418 From the description of Autograph letter, dated : [n.p., Ferney?, n.d., ca. 1766?], to Gabriel Crammer, [n.d., ca. 1766?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270873849 Voltaire, playwright. William F. Fleming, translator. Tom Fontana, adaptor. From the description of Catil...

Quételet, Adolphe (1796-1874).

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Adolphe Quetelet was an astronomer, meteorologist, statistician, and director of the Royal Observatory, Brussels. He was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1839. From the description of Correspondence, 1822-1872. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 154298244 From the description of Correspondence, 1822-1872. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84587306 Adolphe Quetelet was an astronomer, meteorologist, statistician, and director of...

Mannheim, Victor Mayer Amédée, 1831-1906.

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Laplace, Pierre Simon, marquis de, 1749-1827

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Marquis Peirre-Simon de Laplace was among the most influential French astronomers, physicists, and mathematicians of his generation. His most famous work concerns celestial mechanics, cosmogony, and probability theory. A senator, he also played a first-rank role in orienting scientific research and policies in Napoléon's Empire. From the description of Papers, 1779-1886. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84004470 Pierre Simon Laplace (1749-1827) was France's premier astronomer...

Herschel, John F. W. (John Frederick William), 1792-1871

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Engineer and Astronomer. Fellow of the Royal Society. From the description of Letters to Sir W. R. Hamilton, 1833-1865. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78514949 Astronomer. Fellow of the Royal Society. From the description of Letters to J. D. Forbes, 1832-1859. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86123372 From the description of Papers, 1816-1868. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80362531 John F. W. Herschel was an English mathematician, astronomer, che...

Gohierre de Longchamps, Gaston Albert, 1842-

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