Richard von Mises

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Richard von Mises (1883-1953), professor of Aerodynamics and Applied Mathematics at Harvard, and bibliographer of Rilke. His wife, Hilda von Mises (née Geringer), also a mathematician. Letters from Richard von Mises to BJM 1929-50 and from Hilda Geiringer 1938-59; numerous designs for a bookplate for Richard von Mises' Rilke collection; photocopies of some pages from 'Katalog der Rilke-Sammlung Richard von Mises'; obituary notices of Richard von Mises and Ludwig von Mises.