Carl Friedrich Gauss family papers
Primarily correspondence among family members of the German mathematician, astronomer, and physicist Carl Friedrich Gauss.
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in German and English.
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.
Extent.2 linear feet (1 folder in 1 box)
Contains correspondence in manuscript and photostatic reproduction written in German and other letters translated into English among Carl Friedrich Gauss and his children, including his daughter Theresa, living in Göttingen, and his sons Eugene and Charles, who had moved to America in 1831. Letters chiefly concern family matters, as well as descriptions of a day-long festival celebrating Gauss's 50 years at the university (July 1849) and of his death in 1855. Also includes a genealogy of the Gauss family compiled by William Gauss in 1901, and newspaper and journal clippings about C. F. Gauss.
Biographical / Historical
Gauss was a German mathematician, astronomer, and physicist.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
47M-288F. Deposited by Helen Worthington Gauss, 17 West Buena Ventura Street Colorado Springs, Colorado; received: 1947.
[Right of withdrawal of certain pieces retained by members of the Gauss family]
Shelved with MS Ger 233
- Gauss, Carl Friedrich, 1777-1855. Carl Friedrich Gauss family papers, 1845-1925: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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