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Lovelace, Ada King Countess of 1815-1852

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Works: 101 works in 160 publications in 5 languages and 7,833 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  History  Sources  Artists' books  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Dedicatee
Classifications: QA29.L72, B
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Ada Lovelace by Ada King Lovelace( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and German and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Augusta Ada King, Condesa de Lovelace e hija de Lord Byron manifestó desde joven gran interés por las matemáticas, especialmente por el trabajo de Charles Babbage "Analytical Engine" (máquina analítica). El cuaderno de notas reproduce su famosa "Nota G" una de tantas notas incluidas en la traducción que hizo Lovelace de un texto de Luigi Federico Menebrae sobre la investigación de Babbage. La Nota G contiene un algoritmo que, a modo de programa -software- hace posible que la máquina de Babbage -que entonces aún no existía- realice procesos de computación, y sea considerada como el primer programa informático. En tanto que en la Nota G Lovelace alberga dudas acerca de la capacidad de una computadora para lo que podría llamarse "inteligencia artificial", en otras notas es capaz de de prever que las computadoras podrán ir más allá del puro cálculo. Los pensamientos de Lovelace "combinan el racionalismo científico con la imaginación subjetiva." El cuaderno de notas incluye además una selección de la correspondencia mantenida entre Lovelace y Babbage, así como el soneto "The Rainbow"
Ada's echo by Kelly Wellman( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sketch of the analytical engine invented by Charles Babbage, Esq. by Luigi Federico Menabrea( Book )

2 editions published in 1843 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ada, the enchantress of numbers : a selection from the letters of Lord Byron's daughter and her description of the first computer by Ada King Lovelace( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toole did research for more than eight years, burying herself in British archives and libraries to narrate and edit this extraordinary collection of letters written by Ada Lovelace. Not only do they outline Ada's ingenuity for the sciences, but they also enlighten us on all aspects of Lady Lovelace's multidimensional life: her passionate desire to flourish in a "man's world," her battle with drug addiction and chronic sickness, and her efforts as a mother and wife. Lovelace also had a reputation as a wild gambler and a lover. Ada was one of the first to write programs of instructions for Babbage's Analytical Engines, the famous precursors to the modern digital computer. Ada's letters are some of the classic founding documents of cybernetics and computer science, written nearly a century before ENIAC
Ada, the enchantress of numbers : prophet of the computer age, a pathway to the 21st century by Ada King Lovelace( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women in European culture and society : a sourcebook by Deborah Simonton( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women in European Culture and Society: A Sourcebook includes a range of transnational sources which encompass the history of women in Europe from the beginning of the eighteenth century right up to the present day. Including documents from across Europe, from France and Germany to Estonia, Spain and Russia, organised in a broad chronical spread, the diversity of the sources included in the book is unique - including many never translated into English before. Deborah Simonton offers detailed interpretive introductions that analyse and contextualise the sources
Lady Ada Augusta Lovelace : [raziskovalno področje] informatika : raziskovalna naloga by Vita Gabor( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Slovenian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers by George Gordon Byron Byron( )

in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Consists of letters, documents, drawings and prints of and related to Lord George Gordon Noël Byron, 1788-1824, poet. The collection was originally formed by Edward Whittaker Hennell who had the materials mounted and bound by Zaehnsdorf in October 1891. The volume was disbound in 1988
The rainbow, a literary gift( Book )

1 edition published in 1835 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ada, a life and a legacy by Dorothy Stein( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The subject of this biography "was the daughter of Lord Byron ... based on her report on Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine, she is also generally regarded as the inventor of the science of computer programming"--Page 4 of cover
[London] , to Miss Duppa by Ada King Lovelace( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Explaining that her mother had a carriage accident and will not be at Fordhook as planned; adding that her mother was not injured but "had to walk a mile in the snow, & to sit in a dirty ale-house in 'gin-drinking company' till a carriage could be procured from Brighton to take her back there."
Ashley-Combe, to [Charles Babbage?] by Ada King Lovelace( )

1 edition published in 1844 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Expressing her happiness at receiving his letter; saying that "a startled conscience so easily takes fright. I knew that in some respects, I had deserved to have sunk in your esteem and confidence; consequently every little circumstance has appeared to me a proof that I had done so. You may accept my thanks; but forgiveness is uncalled for. Nothing can be more natural & explicable than what has occurred. You do not say however that you will again come & pass some time with us here; perhaps next year. And yet, day by day, as I walk up & down the Babbage terrace, do I think of this;" discussing what he said about Sir D. Brewster and asking if he would "transmit to him the following observations: viz: that I feel rather sorry he is going to write on the Engine, because I have had a kind of [illegible] intention of addressing him (during some weeks past), to consult him about writing for the Edinburgh, an account of the engine, which should be founded on the Article in it of 1835, & on Menabrea's Paper (with my Note); but which should also embrace several points of view not considered in those two publications. I should much like Sir D.N. to know this. Not that I want, for the world, to interfere with anything he has undertaken. If Sir David could indicate to me some other scientific Article, likely to be acceptable to the Edinburgh, I would at once undertake it, if it is a subject I should feel myself competent to treat as yet. Perhaps he could suggest to me a choice. I rather think some physiological topics would suit me as well as any."
Ockham Park, to Mr. Crosse by Ada King Lovelace( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Apologizing for taking so long to reply; saying that she is "in a very musical phase (which you will not be sorry to hear), and I am giving a good deal of time to it;" commenting that his "account & diagram of the apparatus seems promising. Have you yet actually put it into operation:" saying that "Dr. Carpenter will be very much interested in the progress of this renewed experiment. We talk of trying it ourselves now shortly but we find many difficulties & that to test the results with any certainty necessitates a quantity & sort of preparation and of appareil altogether, which only exists in an established laboratory;" It is not yet certain that Dr. Carpenter will permanently remain with us; & this still-existing doubt has made us delay many things we may perhaps do if he does remain;" saying that her health has improved; crediting her improved health to his suggestions when she was at Bromfield; asking if he has heard "any more about Mesmerism? And what are your present opinions upon it? I quite agree with you that your best & ... refuge from all troubles is in your Science. That is a great soother of agitated feelings, & in this respect you are indeed a fortunate person. I generally see indeed that there is compensation of some kind or other, in all situations; & I think lots are very even in this world on the whole;" sending her regards to Mrs. Crosse
Ashley Combe, to Mr. Crosse by Ada King Lovelace( )

1 edition published in 1844 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Explaining that she has been ill and "just emerging from one of my miserable attacks of Gastritis (Gastric Fever);" telling him that "There is not only much that is akin, in principles & feelings, between our two minds, but there is just that difference & that peculiar adaptation of the differences in our characteristics, which would fit us to be of mutual benefit. The one could supply the deficiencies of the other; & the one could enhance the strong points of the other. I shall therefore by degrees communicate to you the whole of my present views & plans. I have done so to no other scientific person, as yet. I am too well aware what scientific perfidy is capable of, to say the truth. But that thought cannot come into consideration between you & me. On the other hand I know you will equally trust me. I need not say that respecting any thing derived from you, I should glory in acknowledging my debt, if in future writings in discoveries of my own I could point out those links of my chain which should be yours. Depend on it that two heads are better than one, (if they don't quarrel, always understood; & unluckily philosophers generally do quarrel.);" asking if he would send her "some of Corelli's music? I know you like it & perhaps I could pick out parts for the Harp."
Ashley Combe, to "my dear Babbage" by Ada King Lovelace( )

1 edition published in 1844 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Concerning an article she is submitting to the Quarterly that she is insisting must be allotted 60 pages; adding that she prefers that they think she is a male writer; asking if he could get her a copy of Dr. Thomas Young's Lectures; saying she has "read the 'Vestiges' & I wish to review it for the July No. of the Edinburgh. Have you any friend who could negociate [sic] this for me with the ruling powers of the Edinburgh, exactly as Lyell is doing for the Quarterly; I being strictly incognito, until & unless my production be accepted, & my sex not to be hinted at;" explaining that she feels confident she can work on the review and her work for him at the same time and that "Lord L-- also is of the impression that I can write two things at once far more easily than only one. This is a peculiarity of my mind which I think you will easily understand;" adding that she does "not suppose even you can be aware of the powerful & yet graceful analysis I have it in view to develop of your engine; or of the magic force with which I expect to bring facts & ideas from the North, the South, the East, and the West, to contribute towards my successful painting of your invention;" I consider that I am to paint your engine before the eyes & minds of men; & that mine will be an Artist's as well as Analyst's labour;" suggesting that she needs to visit him and "see what your people are now about;" listing the information she would like him to prepare for her in advance of her visit; concluding that it is her "object to make my Article such as will suit both the unlearned & the learned."
Ashley Combe, to Mr. Crosse by Ada King Lovelace( )

1 edition published in 1844 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Explaining that she might have to postpone his visit as she is "going on in all the wrong way, I am sorry to say. Last night in the middle of the night, I had a seizure of Angina Pectoris & I am so knocked to pieces that I doubt much if I can put my plans in execution at the time fixed. At the same time, I often alter very rapidly; & become quite myself & well even in a very few hours;" adding "It is mortal agony, for the time-being.--I have it occasionally."
Ada Lovelace, Introduction / Einführung Joasia Krysa : 100 Notes - 100 Thoughts / 100 Notizen - 100 Gedanken, No. 055, documenta (13) by Ada King Lovelace( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ashley-Combe, to Mr. Crosse by Ada King Lovelace( )

1 edition published in 1843 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Saying she has sent him a "copy of the paper I lately published in Taylor's Scientific Memoirs;" commenting that she has "lived almost entirely secluded. Those who are in earnest & with single mind devoted to any great object in life, must find this occasionally inevitable; & when (as has been my case during the last 10 months), family affairs of a harassing & complicated description, & also very strange & uncertain states of health, are superadded to the first cause, you will not wonder at having heard nothing from me, because you have experience & candor enough to perceive & know that God has not given to us (in this state of existence) more than very limited powers of physical inter-communication & expression of one's ideas & feeling. Would that every thought of mine could be father to the expression of it, to the communication of it to other sentient & thinking beings!;" asking if he can visit and telling him that Mr. Babbage is "likely to be here at the time I mention;" adding that she will "be very desirous of again seeing you. You know what that means from me, & that it is no [illegible] or humbug, but the simple expression & result of the respect & attraction I feel for a mind that ventures to read direct in God's own book, & not merely thro' man's translation of that same vast & mighty work."
East Horsley Park, to Robert Noel by Ada King Lovelace( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Expressing concern that he had not received her letter; hoping that she and her mother will see him "tomorrow" or on Sunday
"Ockham Park", to an unidentified Lord by Ada King Lovelace( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Expressing her concern that a letter she sent to him at Mansfield Street should have been sent to Whitehall Yard; asking that he let her know if it was received
 
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Alternative Names
Ada Augusta Lovelace

Ada Byron King

Ada Byron Lovelace

Ada Lavleisa

Ada Lavleys

Ada Lovelace Brits wiskundige

Ada Lovelace brytyjska arystokratka, uważana za pionierkę programowania

Ada Lovelace englische Mathematikerin

Ada Lovelace English mathematician, considered the first computer programmer

Ada Lovelace matemática britânica

Ada Lovelace matemática británica considerada el primer programador de la historia

Ada Lovelace matematica inglese, considerata la prima programmatrice

Ada Lovelace Mathématicienne britannique

Augusta Ada Kingová

Byron Ada

Byron, Ada 1815-1852

Byron, Ada Augusta 1815-1852

Byron Augusta Ada

Byron, Augusta Ada 1815-1852

King, Ada 1815-1852

King, Ada 1815-1852 Countess of Lovelace

King, Ada, Countess of Lovelace, 1815-1852

King, Augusta Ada 1815-1852

King, Augusta Ada 1815-1852 Countess of Lovelace

King, Augusta Ada, Countess of Lovelace, 1815-1852

Lovelace, Ada 1815-1852

Lovelace, Ada Augusta of 1815-1852

Lovelace, Ada K. of 1815-1852

Lovelace, Ada King 1815-1852 Countess of

Lovelace, Ada King, Countess of, 1815-1852

Lovelace, Ada King of 1815-1852

Lovelace, Augusta Ada King 1815-1852

Lovelace, Augusta Ada King 1815-1852 Countess of

Lovelace, Augusta Ada King, Countess of, 1815-1852

Lovelace, Augusta Ada of 1815-1852

Άντα Λάβλεϊς

Ада Лавлейс англичанка-математик

Ада Лавлејс

Ада Лаўлейс

Ада Ловлейс

Ада Лъвлейс

Ејда Кинг Лавлејс

Ադա Լավլեյս

עדה לאבלייס

آدا لوفلايس

ادا لولېس

ایدا لاولیس ریاضی‌دان انگلیسی، به عنوان اولین برنامه‌نویس شناخته می‌شود

एडा लभलेस

एडा लवलेस

অ্যাডা লাভলেস

ਐਡਾ ਲਵਲੇਸ

ଏଡା ଲଭଲେସ

அடா லவ்லேஸ்

അഡ ലവ് ലേസ്

เอดา เลิฟเลซ

ადა ლავლეისი

에이다 러브레이스

エイダ・ラブレス

ラヴレス, エイダ

愛達·勒芙蕾絲

爱达·勒芙蕾丝

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Ada, the enchantress of numbers : prophet of the computer age, a pathway to the 21st centuryAda, a life and a legacyLord Byron's novel : the evening landThe bride of science : romance, reason, and Byron's daughterAda, the enchantress of numbers : a selection from the letters of Lord Byron's daughter and her description of the first computerConceiving AdaAda Lovelace : the computer wizard of Victorian England