Thomas Craig Correspondence
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Mathematician Thomas Craig was born in Pittston, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Lafayette College with the degree of civil engineer in 1875. He studied under James Joseph Sylvester at Johns Hopkins University, and later became a professor of mathematics there. He was chief editor of the American Journal of Mathematics (1894-1899), and contributed to the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society. His published works include A Treatise on Projections, Elements of the Mathematical Theory of Fluid Motion, and A Treatise on Linear Differential Equations.
The collection consists of 97 letters addressed to Craig about various mathematical subjects, including elliptical functions and applications theories, and the theory of differential equations. Correspondents include Paul Appell, Georg Cantor, Andrew Russell Forsyth, Edouard Goursat, Charles Hermite, Leo Koenigsberger, Percy Alexander McMahon, Paul Painlevé, Magnus Gustaf Mittag-Leffler, Karl Pearson, Emile Picard, and James Joseph Sylvester. The letters are in English, French, and German, and some contain diagrams and drawings.
Arranged by accession number.
The letters were a gift of Luther Pfahler Eisenhart on February 21, 1958 (AM16032).
Finding aid written by James Flannery on February 6, 2006. Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.
No appraisal information is available.
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