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Henry Seely White letters, 1895-1903

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1335
Bib ID 4079468 View CLIO record
Creator(s) White, Henry Seely, 1861-1943
Title Henry Seely White letters, 1895-1903
Physical Description 1 box (1 box (39 items))
Language(s) English .

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Correspondence from turn-of-the-century mathematicians written to White. The letters combine personal and business matters and reveal the warm friendship which existed between the scholars. Of interest are the efforts of these men in getting important mathematical journals published.

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Henry Seely White letters; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/89.

Revision Description

June 2020 PDF replaced with full finding aid, YH

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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Correspondence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Letters (correspondence) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


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"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Hilbert, David, 1862-1943 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mathematicians Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mathematics -- Periodicals Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Moore, Eliakim Hastings, 1862-1932 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Morley, Frank, 1860-1937 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Newson, H. B. (Henry Byron), 1860-1910 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Osgood, William F. (William Fogg), 1864-1943 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Periodicals -- Publishing Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pierpont, James, -1938 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Roe, Edward Drake, 1859-1929 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Shaw, James Byrnie, 1866-1948 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Henry Seely White was born in May 20, 1861, Cazenovia, New York. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 1882 and obtained his doctorate from the University of Göttingen in 1891. He taught Mathematics and was a chair of Mathematics at the Northwestern University and Vassar College. White was vice-president of the American Mathematical Society in 1901, President (1907-1908), editor of the Annals of Mathematics (1899-1905), and editor of the Transactions of the American Mathematical Society (1907-1914). He died on May 20, 1943, Poughkeepsie, New York.