Letters and papers concerning the controversy about whether Newton or Leibnitz invented differential calculus

Scope and Content

Correspondence between H Sloman, William Hepworth Dixon (editor of The Athenaeum), W Metcalfe, Augustus De Morgan and a Mr de Fanget, concerning Gottfried von Leibnitz's claim to primacy over Sir Isaac Newton in the discovery of calculus. 2 versions of an article [?by Sloman] on the subject are among the papers.
Many items are autograph and bear signatures.


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