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[HM] Leibniz Correspondence Online
Posted:
Nov 17, 2005 3:46 PM


Rob Bradley wrote:
"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."
Your hunch is right. The letter from Leibniz to Joh. Bernoulli is dated 28 July 1699.
BTW, I don't think that the Gerhardt edition is accessible online, but I'd like to be proven wrong. The Goettinger DigitalisierungsZentrum, as Robert Tragesser points out, has lots of Hilbert, but I don't think you'll get Gerhardt (or many of Leibniz's mathematical writings for that matter) there. As far as I know, the best online clearinghouse for all things Leibnizian remains:
<http://www.leibnizedition.de/>
You can download the early mathematical writings here (as PDF files), but that won't get you to 1699.
If there are more readily available online sources, I'd sure like to know. Anybody?
Best, Andre Wakefield (Pitzer College)



