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COLLECTION Identifier: HUG 4877.XX

Papers of Alfred North Whitehead

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a Student record book for Harvard and Radcliffe classes, 1924-1937, letters to La Drière about honors for Whitehead, and articles about Whitehead.


  • 1924 - 1947

Conditions Governing Access

The Papers of Alfred North Whitehead are open for research.


.2 cubic feet (2 folders, 1 volume)

Biographical / Historical

Alfred North Whitehead (1861–1947) was a British mathematician, logician and philosopher known for his work on mathematical logic, the philosophy of science, and process philosophy. In collaboration with Bertrand Russell, he co-authored the landmark three-volume Principia Mathematica. Whitehead received an honorary degree from Harvard in 1926 and taught philosophy at Harvard from 1924 to 1937.

Related Materials

  1. A number of collections relating to Whitehead, including student notes, are located in Houghton Library, Harvard University.
  2. "Notes from Lectures of A. N. W. at Harvard compiled by students" forms part of the Philosophy and Social Science Manuscripts Collection. MS 644, Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library
  3. Whitehead's letters to Bertrand Russell form part of the Bertrand Russell fonds RC0096, William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections, McMaster University Libraries
  4. Victor Lowe Papers. Ms. 284, Special Collections, Milton S. Eisenhower Library, The Johns Hopkins University
  5. Correspondence with the University of Edinburgh about the Gifford lectures is in the University records and in the papers of Norman Kemp Smith, Centre for Research Collections, University of Edinburgh
  6. Letters to R. B. Haldane. MS.5901-17, Manuscript Collections, National Library of Scotland,
  7. Hocking, William Ernest. Whitehead as I knew him. HUG 4877.38, Harvard University Archives
  8. Holmes, Henry Wyman. The educational views of Alfred North Whitehead. HUG 4877.39, Harvard University Archives
  9. Lowe, Victor. Whitehead's Gifford lectures. HUG 4877.52, Harvard University Archives
  10. Lowe, Victor, compiler. Bibliography of the writings of Alfred North Whitehead to November, 1941. HUG 4877.51, Harvard University Archives
  11. Presentation of the badge ... of the order of merit to Alfred North Whitehead, June 6, 1945 [pamphlet]. HUG 4877.75, Harvard University Archives
  12. Spencer, Theodore. Portrait ... Alfred North Whitehead. HUG 4877.81, Harvard University Archives
Whitehead, Alfred North, 1861-1947. Papers of Alfred North Whitehead, 1924-1947: an inventory
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Repository Details

Part of the Harvard University Archives Repository

Holding nearly four centuries of materials, the Harvard University Archives is the principal repository for the institutional records of Harvard University and the personal archives of Harvard faculty, as well as collections related to students, alumni, Harvard-affiliates and other associated topics. The collections document the intellectual, cultural, administrative and social life of Harvard and the influence of the University as it emerged across the globe.

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