Charles S. Peirce papers
Scope and Contents
Collection consists of one bound holographic notebook of philosopher and mathematician, Charles S. Peirce. The notebook contains a catalog of books on logic and scholastic philosophy from Peice's personal library. Peirce also noted the estimated value of each title. Most likely, Peirce compiled the notebook, 1880-1881, at a time when he hoped to find a buyer for his library. Most of the books were acquired by the Johns Hopkins University in 1881.
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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.
Charles S. Peirce was a physicist, mathematician, and a logician and has been recognized as the founder of pragmatism. He was born in Cambridge, Massachussetts, in 1839. He recieved the B.S. degree (1859) and the M.A. degree (1862) from Harvard and was later employed, 1859-1860 and 1861-1891, by the U.S. Coast Survey where his discoveries in math, astronemy, and physics led to his election to ghe National Academy of Sciences in 1877. Peirce lectured at The Johns Hopkins University in logic, 1879-1884, and presented a lecture series in philosophy at Harvard and the Lowell Institute. Charles S. Peirce died in 1914.
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There is no known acquisition information for this collection. Some material transferred from MS.0034 in Sepember 1999.
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- Finding aid written in English
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