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Francis Dominic Murnaghan papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0107
Francis D. Murnaghan (1893-1976) was professor of mathematics at Johns Hopkins University from 1928 to 1949. The collection consists of research notes, lecture notes, correspondence, reprints, and drafts ranging in date from 1925 to 1971. Several lectures are in Portuguese and were presented by Murnaghan at the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica, São José dos Campos, Brazil.

Dates

  • 1925-1971

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in both English and Portugese.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

1.86 Cubic Feet (3 letter size document boxes, 3 legal half-size document boxes)

Biographical Note

Francis D. Murnaghan was professor of mathematics at Johns Hopkins University from 1928 to 1949. He was born in Omagh, County Tyrone, Ireland in 1893. He studied at the National University of Ireland before coming to the United States in 1914. Murnaghan received his Ph.D. from Hopkins in 1916 and taught briefly at the Rice Institute. He returned to Hopkins in 1918 to teach in the mathematics department where he later served as chairman of the department. Murnaghan was appointed the first professor of mathematics at the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica in Brazil where he lectured in both English and Portuguese from 1949 to 1959. His writings include "Vector Analysis and the Theory of Relativity" (1922) and "Theoretical Mechanics" (1929). Francis D. Murnaghan died in Baltimore, Maryland in 1976.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of research notes, lecture notes, correspondence, reprints, and drafts ranging in date from 1925 to 1971. Several lectures are in Portuguese and were presented by Murnaghan at the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica, São José dos Campos, Brazil. Subjects include vector analysis, theory of elasticity, and tensor analysis.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was gifted at the bequest of Francis D. Murnaghan in 1977.

Related Materials

The papers of Francis Dominic Murnaghan's son, the Baltimore judge Francis Dominic Murnaghan Jr., are also located in Special Collections (MS.0405).

Processing Information

This is no known processing information for this collection.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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