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Letter from Jacob Welsh to the Harvard Corporation, December 1806.

Author: Jacob Welsh; Harvard University. Corporation,
Series: Collections of the Harvard University Archives., University records.
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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One-and-a-half page handwritten letter on two leaves sent by Jacob Welsh from Boston to the Harvard Corporation regarding a mathematical question in December 1806. In the letter, Welsh asks for clarification on the differences between the words "demonstration, postulate, and axiom, as used and understood by Mathematicians." On the verso of the last leaf an added inscription identifies the document as "Dr. Jacob  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Sources
Named Person: Jacob Welsh
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Jacob Welsh; Harvard University. Corporation,
OCLC Number: 733095701
Notes: Title supplied by cataloger.
The document has water damage.
This item was originally cataloged as part of the Faculty records collection (UAIII 5.26).
Description: .01 cubic feet (1 folder)
Series Title: Collections of the Harvard University Archives., University records.
Other Titles: Jacob Welsh's postulate.

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One-and-a-half page handwritten letter on two leaves sent by Jacob Welsh from Boston to the Harvard Corporation regarding a mathematical question in December 1806. In the letter, Welsh asks for clarification on the differences between the words "demonstration, postulate, and axiom, as used and understood by Mathematicians." On the verso of the last leaf an added inscription identifies the document as "Dr. Jacob Welch's Postulate."

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