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[Letters] 1859 September 24 - 1863 May 2, London, [to Robert Harley] / A[rthur] Cayley.

Title: [Letters] 1859 September 24 - 1863 May 2, London, [to Robert Harley] / A[rthur] Cayley.
Personal Author: Cayley, Arthur, 1821-1895.
Date: 1859-1863
Extent: 40 items
Dimensions: 18 x 22 cm.
General Note: See a draft manuscript of a paper on quintic equations by Cayley in the collection.
Abstract: The letters here are a collection of 40 letters written by Cayley to Harley between 24 September 1859 and 5 February 1863. (We do not have Harley's half of the correspondence.) Harley's name does not appear in any of these letters and his identity has been deduced from internal evidence. Many of these letters deal with details of invariant-theoretic calculations that Cayley and Harley performed. Arthur Cayley was one of the preeminent British mathematicians of the 19th century. In 1863 he was appointed the Sadleirian Professor of Pure Mathematics at Cambridge, a position he held until his death at the age of 73. Robert Harley was a Congregational minister who was also well known for his important contributions to mathematics and symbolic logic.

Prof. Steven H. Weintraub, Dept. of Mathematics, Lehigh University.
Subject: Quintic equations
Cayley, Arthur, 1821-1895--Correspondence
Harley, Robert, 1828-1910--Correspondence.
Recipient: Harley, Robert,1828-1910.

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