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

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

### Collection number: BANC MSS C-B 1006

The Bancroft Library- Finding Aid Author(s):
- Bancroft Library Staff
- Date Completed:
- 2012
- Finding Aid Encoded By:
- GenX

**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.

**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

**Physical Location:**Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

**Access Information**

**Conditions of Use**

**Alternative Form of Materials Available**

**Biography/Organization History**

*Teaching and History of Mathematics in the United States*. This started him in the direction of his life work.

**Scope and Content Note**

*History of Mathematical Notations*(1928); writings; and notes.

# Container Listing

Series 1
**Correspondence**
**1905-1929**

**Physical Description:**Boxes 1-2

**Arrangement**

**A Miscellany**

**Ainsworth and Sons**
**1908**

**American Association for the Advancement of Science**
**1920**

**American Mathematical Monthly**
**1920**

**American Mathematical Society**
**1918-1923**

**Annals of Mathematics**
**1922-1924**

**Archibald, Raymond C.**
**1925-1927**

**Arthur, John**
**1909**

**B Miscellany**

**Beman, Wooster Woodruff**
**1912-1921**

**Blake, W.W.**
**1911**

**Bolton, Herbert Eugene**
**1911-1913**

**Bopp, Karl**
**1920-1926**

**Bertolotti, Ettore**
**1920-1925**

**Bosman, Henri**
**1919-1925**

**Brasch, Frederick E.**
**1922-1928**

**British Museum**
**1905-1908**

**C Miscellany**

**Cahill, Bernard**
**1921**

**Cajori, Florian- outgoing correspondence**
**1908-1926**

**Colorado College Alumni Association**
**1929**

**Cox, William**
**1907**

**Crew, Henry**
**1926-1928**

**Crivelli, Camillus**
**1911**

**D Miscellany**

**Dexter, Edwin G.**
**1911-1912**

**Dingeldey, F.**
**1926-1928**

**E Miscellany**

**Eichhorn, M.J.**
**1909**

**Enestrom, Gustaf**
**1918-1919**

**Engineering News**
**1908-1909**

**Eugene Dietzgen Co.**
**1907-1909**

**F Miscellany**

**Fiske, Augustus H.**
**1913**

**G Miscellany**

**E. Garcia Rico**
**1911-1919**

**Gerrans, Henry**
**1920-1921**

**Greenhill, Sir George**
**1921-1922**

**Gunther, Robert**
**1920-1923**

**H Miscellany**

**Halsted, George Bruce**
**1915**

**Hill, M. J.**
**1927**

**I-J Miscellany**

**John Crerar Library**
**1907-1928**

**Jourdain, Philip E.B.**
**1916-1919**

**Junge, G.**
**1923-1928**

**K Miscellany**

**Kane, William**
**1911**

**Karpinski, Louis C.**
**1923-1927**

**Keuffel and Esser Co.**
**1907-1926**

**Korzybski, Alfred**
**1926-1927**

**L Miscellany**

**Lefebvre, B.**
**1922-1923**

**Letters from Various Foreign Libraries**

**Locke, L. Leland**
**1926-1927**

**Locy, William A.**
**1923**

**Loria, Gino**
**1918-1920**

**Lundmark, Kurt**
**1921-1922**

**M Miscellany**

**Mack, John G.D.**
**1907**

**Mahnke, Dietrich**
**1926-1928**

**Matthes, Gerard A.**
**1908**

**Mieli, Aldo**
**1920-1923**

**Mikami, Yoshio**
**1918-1928**

**N-O Miscellany**

**P Miscellany**

**Parker, E.**
**1909**

**R Miscellany**

**Rose, P.**
**1908-1909**

**S Miscellany**

**Sarton, George**
**1912-1928**

**Scholz, Heinrich**
**1923**

**Schoz (?), Karl**
**1923-1925**

**Scientia**
**1923-1928**

**Simons, Lao G.**
**1923-1928**

**Singer, Charles**
**1920-1929**

**Smith, David Eugene**
**1912-1929**

**Smith, Paul Jordan**
**1927**

**Suter, Heinrich**
**1920**

**T-U Miscellany**

**United States Library of Congress**
**1908-1911**

**V Miscellany**

**Vasiliev, Alexander**
**1922-1924**

**Vasiliev, Sergei**
**1922-1926**

**Vassilieff, Sergius**
**1922-1926**

**Vaughn, Thomas**
**1925-1926**

**Vetter, Q.**
**1923-1928**

**W Miscellany**

**Whaler, James**
**1928**

**White, James D.**
**1920-1921**

**Wieleitner, Heinrich**
**1920**

**Miscellaneous**

**Unidentified**

Series 2
**History of Mathematical Notations**
**circa 1928**

**Physical Description:**Carton 1

**Arrangement**

**Scope and Content Note**

*History of Mathematical Notations*, published in 1928.

**Table of Contents**

**Introduction**

**Numeral Symbols and Combinations of Symbols**

**Symbols in Arithmetic and Algebra**

**Topical Survey of Symbols in Arithmetic and Algebra**

**Symbols in Modern Analysis**

**The Teachings of History**

**Illustrations**

**Miscellaneous Notes- volume 1**

**Miscellaneous Notes- volume 2**

**Discarded Material on Notations**

Series 3
**Writings**
**undated**

**Physical Description:**Carton 2, folders 1-31

**Arrangement**

**Scope and Content Note**

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

**Beginnings of Mathematical Science in America**
**undated**

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

**Did Pitiscus Use the Decimal Point?**
**undated**

**The Earliest Arithmetic Published in America**
**undated**

**The Early Mathematical Sciences in North and South America**
**undated**

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

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

**History of the Exponential and Logarithmic Concepts**

**History of the Logarithmic Slide Rule**
**undated**

**History of the Notations of the Calculus**
**undated**

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

**The Mathematical Sciences in the Latin Colonies of America**
**1923**

**Mathematical Signs of Equality**
**1922**

**The Mind Training Value of Mathematics**
**undated**

**A Notable Case of Finger-Reckoning in America**
**1926**

**Note on the History of Caloric**
**undated**

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

**On the Spanish Symbol U for "thousands"**
**1912**

**Pricked Letters and Ultimate Ratios**
**undated**

**Rahn's Algebraic Symbols**
**undated**

**Rolle's Theorem**
**undated**

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

**Study of Various Experiments in Arithmetical Instruction**
**undated**

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

**Unidentified Speech**
**undated**

**Reviews**

Series 4
**Notes**
**undated**

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

**Arrangement**

**Actuarial Notations**

**Astronomy and Surveying**

**Biographical Notes**

**Computation (Scratch Method)**

**Differentials**

**Early Mathematical Writings**

**Equating to Zero**

**Formulary of Mathematics**

**Fractions**

**Geometric Signs**

**Imaginary Numbers**

**Indeterminate Numbers**

**Limits and Passing Limits**

**Logarithms**

**Mathematicians- Historical**

**Meter**

**Modern Opinions**

**Navigation**

**Notations**

**Origin of Number**

**Origin of the Dollar Sign**

**Physics**

**Powers and Roots**

**Several Unknowns**

**Slides and Illustrations**

**Trigometric Notation**

**Use of Letters**

**Women in Mathematics**

**Miscellaneous**

**Writings by Others**

**Material regarding Slide Rules**

**Notebooks**
**undated**

**Notecards**
**undated**

**Teaching Materials**
**circa 1929**

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

**Student Examinations**
**1929**

**Teaching Notes**
**undated**

**Teaching Resources**
**undated**

**Miscellaneous**
**1842-1928**

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

**Newspaper Clippings**
**1879-1928**

**Cahill World "Butterfly" Map**

**Book of Engineering Sketches**
**1842**

**Miscellany**