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Harold Scott Macdonald Coxeter fonds
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Harold Scott Macdonald Coxeter fonds

  • UTA 1183
  • Fonds
  • 1891-2004 (predominant 1930-2003)

This fonds contains several series of records that document both Coxeter’s professional and personal life. Much of the professional correspondence in Series 2, as well as awards, tributes and obituaries found in Series 1 document his role as a ma...

Coxeter, Harold Scott Macdonald

Gulf of Maine case

Consists of copies of Canadian and American counter-memorials and annexes to the International Court of Justice's "Delimitation of the Maritime Boundary in the Gulf of Maine Area, with covering correspondence (Coxeter was an adviser to t...

W.W. Rouse Ball

These items, originally belonging the 19th century Trinity College mathematician Walter William Rouse Ball (1850-1925) who was best know for his contributions to the history of mathematics. These items were probably acquired by Coxeter as a resul...

Stott Scrapbook

This series contains a scrapbook of geometric drawings that belonged to Alicia Boole Stott (1860-1840) who originally termed the word “polytope” to describe a four dimensional convex solid. Stott was the third daughter of mathematician George Boo...

Early Creative Works

This series contains mostly music written by Coxeter as a boy and young adult. Many compositions were dedicated to members of his family. There is also a handwritten programme for a concert entitled The Professer (sic) written by a young D. Coxet...

Graphic records

Photographs and photo albums document Coxeter’s life from his early years as a child in England through his professional career and life in Canada into the 1990s. Included are several portraits of Coxeter including one painted by his mother when ...

Doctoral research and thesis

This series documents Coxeter’s earliest writings and research while a student at Cambridge. It consists of research notes, a draft paper on Schlafli functions and the manuscript to his “old” thesis entitled Petri Polygons: a New Approach to the...

Teaching and research notes

This series consists of notebooks and some loose notes most likely used for course lectures and research starting in 1947 to 1976. Some of the subjects include: Differential Geometry, Advanced Calculus, Generator and Relations, Non-Euclidean Geo...

Publishing

This series contains mainly galleys of pasted text for what is presumed to be Kaleidoscopes: selected writings of H.S.M. Coxeter. It also includes approximately 150-200 geometrical drawings, some original, others printed, but presumably most draw...

Lectures and articles

In the first accrual of Coxeter’s papers (B2004-0024), lecture and articles that survived were filed by subject. It also seems Coxeter interfiled several lectures and drafts of articles in the same file so that files can contain several different ...

Diaries

This series includes Coxeter’s daily diaries that he kept beginning in Cambridge in 1933. They are mainly the “5 Year” format and briefly note daily activities. There is a continuous run from 1933 to 2002. There is also a 2003 diary kept by Sus...

Personal correspondence

Personal correspondence among Coxeter family members along with their relatives document relationships formative in Coxeter’s life. There is extensive correspondence between Donald and Rien beginning with the courtship in the early 1930s and cont...

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