Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00735 - Laurie Kahn (Frank Plumpton Ramsey) Papers

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CA OTUTF MS COLL 00735

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Laurie Kahn (Frank Plumpton Ramsey) Papers

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  • 1970-1982 (Creation)

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15 boxes (2.5 metres)

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(1903-1930)

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Gift of Laurie Kahn, 2016.

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Correspondence and research about Frank Plumpton Ramsey (1903-1930), mathematician, philosopher, economist. Ramsey biographer Laura Leavitt-Kahn gathered letters from old school friends of Ramsey, from Winchester School to colleagues and students at Cambridge. Included are her notes and research for the biography, which was never completed. Correspondence from Ramsey’s wife, Lettice, is also present. Copies of some of his work and correspondence to his parents, Wittgenstein and others form part of this material. Originals of these are held by Ramsey’s grandson.

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No restrictions on access.

Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form: https://fisher.library.utoronto.ca/stack-retrieval-form.

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The Fisher Library holds copyright over the material. Permission to publish must be obtained from the Director.

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