Richard Von Mises papers
Correspondence and manuscripts of mathematician and philosopher of science Richard Edler von Mises
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There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
Extent.5 linear feet (1 box)
Consists of 33 letters to von Mises and writings of von Mises. Correspondents include Ferdinand Lion, Karl Lorenz, and other noted German authors and colleagues of von Mises. Also notes, typewritten revisions, and proofs for Wahrscheinlichkeit, Statistik und Wahrheit, as well as unidentified manuscripts and a photograph. Papers are in German.
Biographical / Historical
Richard Edler Von Mises, mathematician and philosopher of science, was Gordon McKay Professor of Aerodynamics and Applied Mathematics at Harvard. He collected German and Austrian literature, and particularly the works of Rainer Maria Rilke.
Organized into the following series:
- I. Letters to Richard Edler von Mises
- II. Manuscripts
Immediate Source of Acquisition
*64M-226. Deposited by Mrs. Richard von Mises, 1572 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, Massachusetts; received: 1964. Gift, 1965.
- Von Mises, Richard, 1883-1953. Richard Von Mises papers: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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