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Roswell Shurtleff letter

Identifier: Mss 857460
Mss 857460

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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.


  • 1857-08-10


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.1 linear ft. (1 envelope)

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Part of the Rauner Library Archives and Manuscripts Repository

6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA

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