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Fabian Franklin papers

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030055705]
Identifier: MS-0447
This collection consists of one volume of printed hand-written notes from an elementary class in the theory of equations given by Fabian Franklin while he was a professor at the Johns Hopkins University. The volume is 42 pages long. The content offers a look at the organization of an early mathematics class, as well as an example of a precursor to the modern textbook.


  • 1890


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.


0.167 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Biographical Note

Fabian Franklin was born in Eger, Hungary on January 18, 1853. His parents, Morris J. and Sarah Heilprin Franklin came to the US when he was 2 years old and settled in Philadelphia before moving to Washington D.C. Franklin received a PhD in Mathematics from Columbian University (now known as George Washington University) in 1869. After graduation he worked as an engineer and a surveyor for the Pittsburgh and Connellsville Railraod and then the City Surveyor's Office in Baltimore before returning to academia. From 1977 to 1895 he was part of the Department of Mathematics at the Johns Hopkins University, starting as a Fellow and working up to full Professor.

In 1895 Franklin decided to leave Hopkins to start a career in journalism. He became the editor of the Baltimore News and kept the position until 1908. He served as associate editor of the New York Evening Post from 1909 until 1917. He also collaborated with Harold de Wolf Fuller as editor of the weekly literature and political publication The Review/The Review and The Independent. Franklin was an active writer, producing books and articles in many journals and newspapers.

Franklin died in New York on January 9, 1939 at the age of 85.


This volume was transferred on an unknown date to Special Collections from the Eisenhower stacks. It was formerly call number QA 211 F84.

Processing Information

Finding aid prepared on August 8, 2008.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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