Collection: Roswell Shurtleff letter

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Roswell Shurtleff letter

Mss 857460
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 857460

Description

Letter from Roswell Shurtleff in Hanover, New Hampshire to Nathaniel Shattuck with an explanation of the origin of the process of extraction of cube and square roots. Writer thought he first solved the process in 1801, with Caleb Butler, but later discovered that Shattuck had originated the idea of using blocks which was explained later in Adams' arithmatice. (typewritten). Includes Mss 906103.

Dates

  • 1857-08-10

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright on this material has not been evaluated. You are free to use this material in any way that is permitted by copyright that applies to your use.

Extent

.1 linear ft. (1 envelope)

Language of Materials

English

General

Caleb Butler (1776-1854), Daniel Adams (1773-1864), Asahel Stone (1780-1871), Aaron Loveland (1780-1870), Thomas Abbot Merrill (1780-1855)

Part of the Rauner Special Collections Library Repository

Contact:
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Hanover NH 03755 USA