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Topic: [HM] Leibniz correspondence on-line?
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Robert E. Bradley

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[HM] Leibniz correspondence on-line?
Posted: Nov 13, 2005 2:36 PM
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Dear Colleagues,

I wonder if there is an on-line source for Leibniz' correspondence? I
have a reference from Dickson's _History of the Theory of Numbers_ to a
letter he sent to Johann I Bernoulli. I would be interested in seeing
the letter if it's on-line anywhere and, in any case, I would like to
know when the letter was actually written. Dickson gives the date of
the letter as 1669, which challenges my credulity since Bernoulli was
only born in 1667! (Yes, I'm sure Bernoulli was precocious, but not
THAT precocious!)

I suppose it's likely a typo and the correct year is 1699. Dickson's
reference is not to the current collected writings and letters, but to
the _Leibnizens mathematische Schriften_ edited by Gerhardt: Band 3,
vol. II, p.601. Any help dating the letter or locating it on-line would
be greatly appreciated.

From sunny Long Island, where brightly colored leaves are falling,

Rob Bradley -
Department of Mathematics & Computer Science
Adelphi University, Garden City, NY 11530, USA
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