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Aurel Wintner papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0281
Abstract

Aurel Friedrich Wintner (8 April 1903 – 15 January 1958) was a mathematician noted for his research in mathematical analysis, number theory, differential equations and probability theory. The collection consists largely of Wintner's writings and reprints of his colleagues' work with materials spanning 1848 to 1961.

Dates: 1848 - 1961

Bessie Irving Miller lecture notes

 Collection — Container: 1
Identifier: MS-0101
Abstract

Bessie Irving Miller (1884-1931) was a mathematician. The collection consists of lecture notes transcribed Miller from a class by Hopkins mathematician Arthur B. Coble from 1913 to 1914.

Dates: 1913-1914

Charles S. Peirce papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0179
Scope and Contents

Collection consists of one bound holographic notebook of philosopher and mathematician, Charles S. Peirce. The notebook contains a catalog of books on logic and scholastic philosophy from Peice's personal library. Peirce also noted the estimated value of each title. Most likely, Peirce compiled the notebook, 1880-1881, at a time when he hoped to find a buyer for his library. Most of the books were acquired by the Johns Hopkins University in 1881.

Dates: 1880-1881

Francis Dominic Murnaghan papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0107
Abstract

Francis D. Murnaghan (1893-1976) was professor of mathematics at Johns Hopkins University from 1928 to 1949. The collection consists of research notes, lecture notes, correspondence, reprints, and drafts ranging in date from 1925 to 1971. Several lectures are in Portuguese and were presented by Murnaghan at the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica, São José dos Campos, Brazil.

Dates: 1925-1971

Karl Weierstrass lectures

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0350
Abstract Karl Theodor Wilhelm Weierstrass was born in Osterfelde, Westphalia (Germany) on October 31, 1815. Weierstrass was a famous mathematician in 19th-century Germany. The collection consists of one bound holographic manuscript titled "Theorie der Variationsrechnung. Vorlesung gehalten im Somersemester 1879 von Prof. Dr. C. Weierstrass." (Theory of variation accounting. Lectures given during the summer semester of 1879 by Prof. dr. C. Weierstrass.) The manuscript is written in German and is not...
Dates: 1879

Rufus Isaacs papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0309
Abstract

Rufus Isaacs was a mathematician and the creator of a field of mathematics called differential games. The collection consists of conference material, correspondence with colleagues, reprints of articles, a photocopy of his first paper on differential games from the Rand Corporation, and a draft of the preface for the 1965 edition of "Differential Games." Materials span in date from 1941 to 1975.

Dates: 1941 - 1975

Victor Lowe collection of Alfred North Whitehead materials

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0282
Abstract

Alfred North Whitehead was an English mathematician and philosopher born on the Isle of Thanet in 1861. The bulk of the collection is formed by correspondence between some members of the Whitehead family: Alfred North Whitehead, his wife Evelyn Willoughby-Wade Whitehead, their son T. North Whitehead, and their daughter-in-law Margaret Whitehead dating from the 1920s-1940s.

Dates: 1899-1949; Majority of material found within 1924-1939

Wei-Liang Chow papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0762
Abstract

Wei-Liang Chow (1911-1995), known as Chow Wei-Liang in the Chinese tradition, was a Johns Hopkins University professor and mathematician, renowned for his breakthroughs in algebraic geometry. This collection includes some of the professional papers of Professor Chow, including typed letters to and from the mathematician, as well as typed, sometimes handwritten, drafts of some of his essays. The papers range from 1948 to 1995, with the bulk of the material dating from the 1940s and 1950s.

Dates: 1946 - 1995

William Thomson, Lord Kelvin materials

 Collection — Box: BW-13
Identifier: MS-0247
Abstract

William Thomson, Lord Kelvin (1824-1907) was a British mathematician and physicist. Collection consists of four letters of Thomson, ranging in date from 1878 to 1899, to Henry Dyer. Also in the collection are invoices and correspondence relating to the publication in 1904 of Thomson's lectures at the Johns Hopkins University.

Dates: 1878-1899, 1904

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