Finding Aid to the Florian Cajori Papers, 1842-1929 (bulk 1905-1929)

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Finding Aid to the Florian Cajori Papers, 1842-1929 (bulk 1905-1929)

Collection number: BANC MSS C-B 1006

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Finding Aid Author(s):
Bancroft Library Staff
Date Completed:
2012
Finding Aid Encoded By:
GenX
© 2012 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Florian Cajori papers
Date (inclusive): 1842-1929
Date (bulk): 1905-1929
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 1006
Creator: Cajori, Florian
Extent: 3 cartons, 2 boxes 4.55 linear feet
Repository: The Bancroft Library.
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Abstract: Included in the collection is correspondence; material related to his History of Mathematical Notations (1928); writings; and notes.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
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[Identification of item], Florian Cajori Papers, BANC MSS C-B 1006, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

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Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
Cajori, Florian, 1859-1930--Archives
University of California (1868-1952). Dept. of Mathematics
Mathematics historians
Faculty papers

Administrative Information

No additions are expected.

Processing Information

Processed in 2012.

Biography/Organization History

Florian Cajori was born at Saint Aignan near Thusis in Switzerland February 28, 1859, came to the United States in 1875 and was graduated at the University of Wisconsin in 1883. The year 1884-85 he spent at the Johns Hopkins University and in 1885 was called to Tulane University to teach mathematics. A breakdown in health sent him to Colorado, where he prepared a monograph on the Teaching and History of Mathematics in the United States. This started him in the direction of his life work.
In 1889 he joined the faculty of Colorado College. There he published a history of elementary mathematics in 1896 and a history of physics in 1899. He was then invited to contribute to the fourth volume of Cantor's treatise on the history of mathematics which appeared in 1908. Year by year his scholarship became more and more profound and the number and quality of his contributions to the history of mathematics increased steadily to the time of his death August 15, 1930. He was appointed professor of the history of mathematics in the University of California in 1918, where he came to be recognized as the leading historian of mathematics in this country.
Taken from University of California: In Memoriam, 1931

Scope and Content Note

Included in the collection is correspondence; material related to his History of Mathematical Notations (1928); writings; and notes.

Container Listing

 

Series 1 Correspondence 1905-1929

Physical Description: Boxes 1-2

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically. Outgoing correspondence filed under Florian Cajori.
Box 1, Folder 1

A Miscellany

Box 1, Folder 2

Ainsworth and Sons 1908

Box 1, Folder 3

American Association for the Advancement of Science 1920

Box 1, Folder 4

American Mathematical Monthly 1920

Box 1, Folder 5

American Mathematical Society 1918-1923

Box 1, Folder 6

Annals of Mathematics 1922-1924

Box 1, Folder 7

Archibald, Raymond C. 1925-1927

Box 1, Folder 8

Arthur, John 1909

Box 1, Folder 9

B Miscellany

Box 1, Folder 10

Beman, Wooster Woodruff 1912-1921

Box 1, Folder 11

Blake, W.W. 1911

Box 1, Folder 12

Bolton, Herbert Eugene 1911-1913

Box 1, Folder 13

Bopp, Karl 1920-1926

Box 1, Folder 14

Bertolotti, Ettore 1920-1925

Box 1, Folder 15

Bosman, Henri 1919-1925

Box 1, Folder 16

Brasch, Frederick E. 1922-1928

Box 1, Folder 17

British Museum 1905-1908

Box 1, Folder 18

C Miscellany

Box 1, Folder 19

Cahill, Bernard 1921

Box 1, Folder 20

Cajori, Florian- outgoing correspondence 1908-1926

Box 1, Folder 21

Colorado College Alumni Association 1929

Box 1, Folder 22

Cox, William 1907

Box 1, Folder 23

Crew, Henry 1926-1928

Box 1, Folder 24

Crivelli, Camillus 1911

Box 1, Folder 25

D Miscellany

Box 1, Folder 26

Dexter, Edwin G. 1911-1912

Box 1, Folder 27

Dingeldey, F. 1926-1928

Box 1, Folder 28

E Miscellany

Box 1, Folder 29

Eichhorn, M.J. 1909

Box 1, Folder 30

Enestrom, Gustaf 1918-1919

Box 1, Folder 31

Engineering News 1908-1909

Box 1, Folder 32

Eugene Dietzgen Co. 1907-1909

Box 1, Folder 33

F Miscellany

Box 1, Folder 34

Fiske, Augustus H. 1913

Box 1, Folder 35

G Miscellany

Box 1, Folder 36

E. Garcia Rico 1911-1919

Box 1, Folder 37

Gerrans, Henry 1920-1921

Box 1, Folder 38

Greenhill, Sir George 1921-1922

Box 1, Folder 39

Gunther, Robert 1920-1923

Box 1, Folder 40

H Miscellany

Box 1, Folder 41

Halsted, George Bruce 1915

Box 1, Folder 42

Hill, M. J. 1927

Box 1, Folder 43

I-J Miscellany

Box 1, Folder 44

John Crerar Library 1907-1928

Box 1, Folder 45

Jourdain, Philip E.B. 1916-1919

Box 1, Folder 46

Junge, G. 1923-1928

Box 2, Folder 1

K Miscellany

Box 2, Folder 2

Kane, William 1911

Box 2, Folder 3

Karpinski, Louis C. 1923-1927

Box 2, Folder 4

Keuffel and Esser Co. 1907-1926

Box 2, Folder 5

Korzybski, Alfred 1926-1927

Box 2, Folder 6

L Miscellany

Box 2, Folder 7

Lefebvre, B. 1922-1923

Box 2, Folder 8

Letters from Various Foreign Libraries

Box 2, Folder 9

Locke, L. Leland 1926-1927

Box 2, Folder 10

Locy, William A. 1923

Box 2, Folder 11

Loria, Gino 1918-1920

Box 2, Folder 12

Lundmark, Kurt 1921-1922

Box 2, Folder 13

M Miscellany

Box 2, Folder 14

Mack, John G.D. 1907

Box 2, Folder 15

Mahnke, Dietrich 1926-1928

Box 2, Folder 16

Matthes, Gerard A. 1908

Box 2, Folder 17

Mieli, Aldo 1920-1923

Box 2, Folder 18

Mikami, Yoshio 1918-1928

Box 2, Folder 19

N-O Miscellany

Box 2, Folder 20

P Miscellany

Box 2, Folder 21

Parker, E. 1909

Box 2, Folder 22

R Miscellany

Box 2, Folder 23

Rose, P. 1908-1909

Box 2, Folder 24

S Miscellany

Box 2, Folder 25

Sarton, George 1912-1928

Box 2, Folder 26

Scholz, Heinrich 1923

Box 2, Folder 27

Schoz (?), Karl 1923-1925

Box 2, Folder 28

Scientia 1923-1928

Box 2, Folder 29

Simons, Lao G. 1923-1928

Box 2, Folder 30

Singer, Charles 1920-1929

Box 2, Folder 31

Smith, David Eugene 1912-1929

Box 2, Folder 32

Smith, Paul Jordan 1927

Box 2, Folder 33

Suter, Heinrich 1920

Box 2, Folder 34

T-U Miscellany

Box 2, Folder 35

United States Library of Congress 1908-1911

Box 2, Folder 36

V Miscellany

Box 2, Folder 37

Vasiliev, Alexander 1922-1924

Box 2, Folder 38

Vasiliev, Sergei 1922-1926

Box 2, Folder 39

Vassilieff, Sergius 1922-1926

Box 2, Folder 40

Vaughn, Thomas 1925-1926

Box 2, Folder 41

Vetter, Q. 1923-1928

Box 2, Folder 42

W Miscellany

Box 2, Folder 43

Whaler, James 1928

Box 2, Folder 44

White, James D. 1920-1921

Box 2, Folder 45

Wieleitner, Heinrich 1920

Box 2, Folder 46

Miscellaneous

Box 2, Folder 47

Unidentified

 

Series 2 History of Mathematical Notations circa 1928

Physical Description: Carton 1

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript notes and text for Cajori's book, History of Mathematical Notations, published in 1928.
Carton 1, Folder 1

Table of Contents

Carton 1, Folder 2

Introduction

Carton 1, Folder 3

Numeral Symbols and Combinations of Symbols

Carton 1, Folder 4-6

Symbols in Arithmetic and Algebra

Carton 1, Folder 7-8

Topical Survey of Symbols in Arithmetic and Algebra

Carton 1, Folder 9

Symbols in Modern Analysis

Carton 1, Folder 10

The Teachings of History

Carton 1, Folder 11

Illustrations

Carton 1, Folders 12-13

Miscellaneous Notes- volume 1

Carton 1, Folders 14-15

Miscellaneous Notes- volume 2

Carton 1, Folder 16

Discarded Material on Notations

 

Series 3 Writings undated

Physical Description: Carton 2, folders 1-31

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes drafts and reprints of Cajori's scholarly writings as well as one speech and copies of reviews written by him and a review of one of his works.
Carton 2, Folder 1

Are the Heavens Full or Are They Void? A History of Hypotheses undated

Carton 2, Folder 2

Beginnings of Mathematical Science in America undated

Carton 2, Folder 3

Comparison of Methods of Determining Calendar Dates by Finger-Reckoning undated

Carton 2, Folder 4

Did Pitiscus Use the Decimal Point? undated

Carton 2, Folder 5

The Earliest Arithmetic Published in America undated

Carton 2, Folder 6

The Early Mathematical Sciences in North and South America undated

Carton 2, Folder 7

Ferdinand Rudolph Hassler and Early American Science: A Biography and History

Carton 2, Folders 8-10

History of the Conceptions of Limits and Fluxions in Great Britain from Newton to Woodhouse undated

Carton 2, Folder 11

History of the Exponential and Logarithmic Concepts

Carton 2, Folder 12

History of the Logarithmic Slide Rule undated

Carton 2, Folders 13-14

History of the Notations of the Calculus undated

Carton 2, Folder 15

A List of Oughtred's Mathematical Symbols, with Historical Notes undated

Carton 2, Folder 16

The Mathematical Sciences in the Latin Colonies of America 1923

Carton 2, Folder 17

Mathematical Signs of Equality 1922

Carton 2, Folders 18-19

The Mind Training Value of Mathematics undated

Carton 2, Folder 20

A Notable Case of Finger-Reckoning in America 1926

Carton 2, Folder 21

Note on the History of Caloric undated

Carton 2, Folder 22

On the History of Gunter's Scale and the Slide Rule During the Seventeenth Century undated

Carton 2, Folder 23

On the Spanish Symbol U for "thousands" 1912

Carton 2, Folder 24

Pricked Letters and Ultimate Ratios undated

Carton 2, Folder 25

Rahn's Algebraic Symbols undated

Carton 2, Folder 26

Rolle's Theorem undated

Carton 2, Folder 27

The St. Andrew's Cross as a Mathematical Symbol undated

Carton 2, Folder 28

Study of Various Experiments in Arithmetical Instruction undated

Carton 2, Folder 29

Tri-section of an Angle and Duplication of a Cube undated

Carton 2, Folder 30

Unidentified Speech undated

Carton 2, Folder 31

Reviews

 

Series 4 Notes undated

Physical Description: Carton 2, folders 32-52; Carton 3, folders 1-16

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Carton 2, Folder 32

Actuarial Notations

Carton 2, Folder 33

Astronomy and Surveying

Carton 2, Folder 34

Biographical Notes

Carton 2, Folder 35

Computation (Scratch Method)

Carton 2, Folder 36

Differentials

Carton 2, Folder 37

Early Mathematical Writings

Carton 2, Folder 38

Equating to Zero

Carton 2, Folder 39

Formulary of Mathematics

Carton 2, Folder 40

Fractions

Carton 2, Folder 41

Geometric Signs

Carton 2, Folder 42

Imaginary Numbers

Carton 2, Folder 43

Indeterminate Numbers

Carton 2, Folder 44

Limits and Passing Limits

Carton 2, Folder 45

Logarithms

Carton 2, Folder 46

Mathematicians- Historical

Carton 2, Folder 47

Meter

Carton 2, Folder 48

Modern Opinions

Carton 2, Folder 49

Navigation

Carton 2, Folder 50

Notations

Carton 2, Folder 51

Origin of Number

Carton 2, Folder 52

Origin of the Dollar Sign

Carton 3, Folder 1

Physics

Carton 3, Folder 2

Powers and Roots

Carton 3, Folder 3

Several Unknowns

Carton 3, Folder 4

Slides and Illustrations

Carton 3, Folder 5

Trigometric Notation

Carton 3, Folder 6

Use of Letters

Carton 3, Folder 7

Women in Mathematics

Carton 3, Folder 8

Miscellaneous

Carton 3, Folder 9

Writings by Others

Carton 3, Folder 10

Material regarding Slide Rules

Carton 3, Folders 11-15

Notebooks undated

Carton 3, Folder 16

Notecards undated

 

Teaching Materials circa 1929

Physical Description: Carton 3, folders 17-19
Carton 3, Folder 17

Student Examinations 1929

Carton 3, Folder 18

Teaching Notes undated

Carton 3, Folder 19

Teaching Resources undated

 

Miscellaneous 1842-1928

Physical Description: Carton 3, folders 20-23
Carton 3, Folder 20

Newspaper Clippings 1879-1928

Carton 3, Folder 21

Cahill World "Butterfly" Map

Carton 3, Folder 22

Book of Engineering Sketches 1842

Carton 3, Folder 23

Miscellany