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Finding Aid for the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Papers, 1646-1716
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  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
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  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1646-1716
    Collection number: 503
    Creator: Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm, Freiherr von, 1646-1716
    Extent: 6 oversize boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Leibniz (1646-1716) was a philosopher, mathematician, and political advisor. He invented differential and integral calculus. His major writings include New physical hypothesis (1671), Discourse on metaphysics (1686), On the ultimate origin of things (1697), and On nature itself (1698). The collection consists of 35 reels of positive microfilm of more than 100,000 handwritten pages of manuscripts and letters.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Purchase.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Papers (Collection 503). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1973113 

    Biography

    Leibniz was born on July 1, 1646 in Leipzig, Germany; he entered Leipzig University and received the degree of doctor of law in 1666; became a philosopher, mathematician, and political advisor; became known as both a metaphysician and a logician, and invented differential and integral calculus; his major writings include: New physical hypothesis (1671), New method for the greatest and the least (1684), Discourse on metaphysics (1686), New system (1695), On the ultimate origin of things (1697), and On nature itself (1698); he died on November 14, 1716 in Hanover, Germany.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of 35 reels of positive microfilm of more than 100,000 handwritten pages of manuscripts and letters. The originals are at the Lower Saxony State Library, Hanover, Germany. The selection was made by Professor Paul Schrecker on the basis of the three catalogues published by Edward Bodemann. An index, the Concordance of Leibniz microfilms of letters and manuscripts is in the department to be used in conjunction with the Bodemann index.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm, Freiherr von, 1646-1716--Archives.
    Philosophers--Germany--Archival resources.
    Mathematicians--Germany--Archival resources.
    Microfilms.

    Related Material

    • Negative microfilm is deposited at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
    • Concordance of Leibniz microfilms of letters and manuscripts/ by Collen Grimm Sterling. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Library, 1955.