Lot 938: Kovalevskaya, Sofia



2015-09-16 14:11:49

Lot 938: Kovalevskaya Sofia: (1850-1891) Also Known As Sonya Kowalevski. Russian Mathematician And Writer. First Woman Appointed To A Full Professorship In Northern Europe. Known For Her Important Contributions To Differential Equations. A Very Fine A.L.S., Sophie Kowalevski, Two Pages, Written On The First And Third Leaves, Kristiania (Oslo), 13Th July 1886, To Mr. Bertrand, On Her Embossed Colourful Monogramme Stationery, Bearing An Attractive 'S', In French. Sofia Kovalevskaya Thanks Her Correspondent For His Welcome And His Kindness During Her Stay In Paris, And States 'Believe Me When I Say That I Have Been Deeply Touched, More Than I Could Express With Words, And I Will Always Keep A Precious Remembrance For The Rest Of My Life.' Further Explains That She Is Just Back To Kristiania And Continues 'I Joined The Congress Close To Its Conclusion, But My Wise Colleagues Warmly Welcomed Me. M. Broch Is Also Here…..Tomorrow I Will Start A Little Trip Around Norway Together With Some Friends, But I Didn'T Want To Wait Till My Arrival To Stockholm To Write You And Thank You.' A Rare Autograph Document, Following Her Early Death At The Age Of 41. Small Tears To The Fold Edges Not Affecting The Text Or Signature, Otherwise Vg. Joseph Bertrand (1822-1900) French Mathematician. Ole Jacob Broch (1818-1889) Norwegian Mathematician, Physician And Politician International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £250-350
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