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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Ger 158

Richard Von Mises papers

Overview

Correspondence and manuscripts of mathematician and philosopher of science Richard Edler von Mises

Dates

  • 1908-1950

Conditions Governing Access

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.

Arrangement

Organized into the following series:

  1. I. Letters to Richard Edler von Mises
  2. II. Manuscripts

Physical Location

b

Immediate Source of Acquisition

*64M-226. Deposited by Mrs. Richard von Mises, 1572 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, Massachusetts; received: 1964. Gift, 1965.

Title
Von Mises, Richard, 1883-1953. Richard Von Mises papers: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description
und
EAD ID
hou00694

Repository Details

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