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Memoir of Augustus De Morgan: With Selections from His Letters (Cambridge Library Collection - Physical  Sciences)

Memoir of Augustus De Morgan: With Selections from His Letters (Cambridge Library Collection - Physical Sciences)

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Sophia Elizabeth De Morgan
Cambridge University Press, 7/29/2010
EAN 9781108014472, ISBN10: 110801447X

Paperback, 440 pages, 21.6 x 14 x 2.5 cm
Language: English

The fame of Augustus De Morgan (1806–1871), a brilliant mathematician and logician, has been eclipsed by that of his son, the celebrated ceramicist William De Morgan. However, as readers of his Memoir will discover, De Morgan senior enjoyed an equally distinguished, if turbulent, career. Collated by his wife, and published in 1882, nine years after his death, the Memoir of Augustus de Morgan chronicles the varied life of an under-appreciated genius. Biographical narrative is interleaved with his own correspondence, revealing a humorous and warm personality as well as an exceptional intellect. As the Pall Mall Gazette told its readers, 'quaint and original to the last, every word of De Morgan's correspondence is well worth reading'. Although rich in detail about his work and publications, Sophia Elizabeth's affectionate account of her husband is also sympathetic and witty, making it an ideal introduction to one of Britain's greatest minds.

Preface
1. From 1806 to 1827
2. From 1827 to 1831
3. From 1831 to 1836
4. Correspondence from 1831 to 1836
5. From 1836 to 1846
6. Correspondence from 1836 to 1846
7. From 1846 to 1855
8. Correspondence from 1846 to 1855
9. From 1856 to 1865
10. Correspondence from 1856 to 1866
11. From 1866 to 1871
12. Correspondence from 1867 to 1870
List of writings
Index.