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   David Eugene Smith Collection of Historical Papers [ca. 1400-1899]

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Guide to the David Eugene Smith Collection of Historical Papers. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079344 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Smith, David Eugene, 1860-1944, collector.
Title:David Eugene Smith Collection of Historical Papers [ca. 1400-1899]
Physical description:17.5 linear ft.(ca. 10,100 items in 31 boxes)
Language(s):In English
Access: Available for faculty, students, and researchers engaged in scholarly or publication projects. Readers must use microfilm of Monge, Lalande, and selected Alembert, Newton, and Quetelet items. Readers must use photocopies of the Guillaume Libri letters.  More information »

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Description

Scope and Content

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.

Series I: Catalogued Correspondents

Series II: Catalogued Manuscripts and Documents

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Using the Collection

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Access Restrictions

Available for faculty, students, and researchers engaged in scholarly or publication projects.

Readers must use microfilm of Monge, Lalande, and selected Alembert, Newton, and Quetelet items.

Readers must use photocopies of the Guillaume Libri letters.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Librarian for Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Preferred Citation

Guide to the David Eugene Smith Collection of Historical Papers. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

Related Finding Aid:

David Eugene Smith Collection of Professional Papers. Columbia University Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Related Material

Smith documents, 1050-1883 (Primarily French and English financial documents, deeds, indentures, and the like)

Smith western manuscripts, 12th cent.-1910

Smith Oriental manuscripts, 8th cent.-early 20th cent.

Smith portraits of mathematicians

Smith collection of books on the history of mathematics, 15th-20th centuries

Smith mathematical instruments, 1st cent.-20th cent.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Cataloged 09/--/1989 Christina Hilton Fenn

75 letters re. geometry Cataloged 07/27/1995 HR

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-06-26 File created.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subjects

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Alembert, Jean Le Rond d', 1717-1783.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Babbage, Charles, 1791-1871.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Berkeley, George, 1685-1753.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bourlet, C. (Carlo), 1866-1913.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bowditch, Nathaniel, 1773-1838.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Brocard, Pierre René Jean Baptiste Henri, 1845-1922.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Carnot, Lazare, 1753-1823.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Carroll, Lewis, 1832-1898.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Carvallo, E. (Emmanuel), 1856-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Casey, John, 1820-1891.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
College teachers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Comte, Auguste, 1798-1857.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Condorcet, Jean-Antoine-Nicolas de Caritat, marquis de, 1743-1794.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
De Morgan, Augustus, 1806-1871.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Descartes, René, 1596-1650.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Euler, Leonhard, 1707-1783.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Faraday, Michael, 1791-1867.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Flamsteed, John, 1646-1719.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
France--History--Revolution, 1789-1799.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Geometry.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Gohierre de Longchamps, Gaston Albert, 1842-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hadamard, Jacques, 1865-1963.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Herschel, John F. W. (John Frederick William), Sir, 1792-1871.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Klein, Felix, 1849-1925.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Laisant, C.-A. (Charles-Ange), 1841-1920.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lalande, Joseph Jérôme Le Français de, 1732-1807.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Laplace, Pierre Simon, marquis de, 1749-1827.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Laurent, H. (Hermann), 1841-1908.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm, Freiherr von, 1646-1716.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Libri, Guillaume, 1803-1869.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mackay, J. S. (John Sturgeon), 1843-1914.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mannheim, Victor Mayer Amédée, 1831-1906.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Marre, Aristide, 1823-1918.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mathematicians.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mathematics--History.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Maurepas, Jean-Frédéric Phélypeaux, comte de, 1701-1781.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Maxwell, James Clerk, 1831-1879.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Milhaud, Gaston, 1858-1918.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Monge, Gaspard, 1746-1818.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Neuberg, Joseph, 1840-1926.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Newton, Isaac, Sir, 1642-1727.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Ocagne, Maurice d', 1862-1938.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Ohm, Martin, 1792-1872.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Playfair, Lyon Playfair, Baron, 1818-1898.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Poincaré, Henri, 1854-1912.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Political science.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Pycroft, George, 1819-1894.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Quetelet, Adolphe, 1796-1874.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Root, Elihu, 1845-1937.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Rosse, William Parsons, Earl of, 1800-1867.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Savage, Minot J. (Minot Judson), 1841-1918.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Schoute, P. H. (Pieter Hendrik), 1846-1913.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Scientists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sheepshanks, R. (Richard), 1794-1855.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Talleyrand-Périgord, Charles Maurice de, prince de Bénévent, 1754-1838.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Trevelyan, Charles E. (Charles Edward), 1807-1886.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Voltaire, 1694-1778.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Wren, Christopher, Sir, 1632-1723.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical note

Mathematician. Professor of mathematics at the State Normal School, Cortland, N.Y., 1884-1891; at Michigan State Normal College, 1891-1898; at New York State Normal School, Brockport, N.Y., 1898-1901; and at Teachers College, Columbia University, 1901-1944. He was the editor of the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society , the American Mathematical Monthly , and Scripta Mathematica , a member of the International Commission on the Teaching of Mathematics, 1908-1944; and librarian of Teachers College, 1902-1920. He was the author of Rara Mathematica (1907), The History of Mathematics (1924), and many other works on the history of mathematics as well as over forty mathematical textbooks and numerous journal articles. He also collected manuscript materials relating to the history of mathematics.

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