Finding Aid for the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Papers, 1646-1716

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Finding Aid for the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Papers, 1646-1716

Collection number: 503

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
David MacGill, November 1992
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, October 2003
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1646-1716
Collection number: 503
Creator: Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm, Freiherr von, 1646-1716
Extent: 6 oversize boxes
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Leibniz (1646-1716) was a philosopher, mathematician, and political advisor. He invented differential and integral calculus. His major writings include New physical hypothesis (1671), Discourse on metaphysics (1686), On the ultimate origin of things (1697), and On nature itself (1698). The collection consists of 35 reels of positive microfilm of more than 100,000 handwritten pages of manuscripts and letters.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

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Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Purchase.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Papers (Collection 503). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Leibniz was born on July 1, 1646 in Leipzig, Germany; he entered Leipzig University and received the degree of doctor of law in 1666; became a philosopher, mathematician, and political advisor; became known as both a metaphysician and a logician, and invented differential and integral calculus; his major writings include: New physical hypothesis (1671), New method for the greatest and the least (1684), Discourse on metaphysics (1686), New system (1695), On the ultimate origin of things (1697), and On nature itself (1698); he died on November 14, 1716 in Hanover, Germany.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of 35 reels of positive microfilm of more than 100,000 handwritten pages of manuscripts and letters. The originals are at the Lower Saxony State Library, Hanover, Germany. The selection was made by Professor Paul Schrecker on the basis of the three catalogues published by Edward Bodemann. An index, the Concordance of Leibniz microfilms of letters and manuscripts is in the department to be used in conjunction with the Bodemann index.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm, Freiherr von, 1646-1716--Archives.
Philosophers--Germany--Archival resources.
Mathematicians--Germany--Archival resources.
Microfilms.

Related Material

  • Negative microfilm is deposited at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
  • Concordance of Leibniz microfilms of letters and manuscripts/ by Collen Grimm Sterling. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Library, 1955.

Container List

 

Letters and Manuscripts

Physical Description: [All on positive microfilm]
Box 1

Reel 1: parts 1-7.

Box 1

Reel 2: parts 8-11.

Box 1

Reel 3: parts 12-15.

Box 1

Reel 4: parts 16-20.

Box 1

Reel 5: parts 21-24.

Box 1

Reel 6: parts 25-29.

Box 2

Reel 7: parts 30-34.

Box 2

Reel 8: parts 35-39.

Box 2

Reel 9: parts 40-44.

Box 2

Reel 10: parts 45-48.

Box 2

Reel 11: parts 49-52.

Box 2

Reel 12: parts 53-56.

Box 3

Reel 13: parts 57-60.

Box 3

Reel 14: parts 61-64.

Box 3

Reel 15: parts 65-68.

Box 3

Reel 16: parts 69-72.

Box 3

Reel 17: parts 73-76.

Box 3

Reel 18: parts 77-80.

Box 4

Reel 19: parts 81-84.

Box 4

Reel 20: parts 85-88.

Box 4

Reel 21: parts 89-93.

Box 4

Reel 22: parts 94-98.

Box 4

Reel 23: parts 99-103.

Box 4

Reel 24: parts 104-108.

Box 5

Reel 25: parts 109-113.

Box 5

Reel 26: parts 114-118.

Box 5

Reel 27: parts 119-123.

Box 5

Reel 28: parts 124-128.

Box 5

Reel 29: parts 129-134.

Box 5

Reel 30: parts 135-139.

Box 6

Reel 31: parts 140-143.

Box 6

Reel 32: parts 144-147.

Box 6

Reel 33: parts 2 (supplement).

Box 6

Reel 34: Supplementary Reel A.

Box 6

Reel 35: Supplementary Reel B.