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Robins, Sylvester.
Mathematics Correspondence of Sylvester Robins
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.4 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1


Consists of nineteenth-century correspondence of Sylvester Robins discussing mathematical questions, computations, and solutions.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 157 letters written to Robins discussing mathematical questions, computations, and solutions. Correspondents include A. H. Bell, Reuben Davis, Josiah H. Drummond, Edmund Fish, M. A. Gruber, Artemas Martin, who was editor of The Mathematical Magazine, George H. Richards, and C. A. Roberts.

Collection Creator Biography:

Robins, Sylvester.

Sylvester Robins was a teacher and math enthusiast originally from Union Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey.

Collection History




No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Mathematics Correspondence of Sylvester Robins; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1