4-22-33. Thomas Craig to H. Poincaré

March 12/91

American Journal of Mathematics

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Md.

My dear Monsieur Poincaré,

I have not had the pleasure of hearing from you for a long time, not since I published your portrait in the Am. Jour. of Math.11endnote: 1 Poincaré’s head and shoulders portrait and signature appeared in October 1889, on the first page of Volume 12 of the American Journal of Mathematics. I hope you received the copies of the same which I sent to you by President Gilman. I thank you for the tirages à part that I have just received from you. My copy of the Acta, as also the University copy, has for some reason not yet arrived, so I have not read the crowned memoir, it will doubtless come soon.22endnote: 2 Poincaré (1890). Has the second volume of your course on light appeared yet?33endnote: 3 The second volume of Poincaré’s lectures on the mathematical theory of light was published in 1892, three years after the first volume; see Poincaré (1892). I have seen no notice of it. Several men here who are desirous of procuring it have asked me about it. How soon can you send me something more for publication? I hope you will find it convenient to do so before very long. I should like to open volume XIV with a memoir from you. I hope you will consider favorably my request and let me hear from you as ever,

very truly yours,

Thomas Craig

ALS 2p. Collection particulière, Paris 75017.

Time-stamp: “ 4.05.2019 00:49”

Notes

  • 1 Poincaré’s head and shoulders portrait and signature appeared in October 1889, on the first page of Volume 12 of the American Journal of Mathematics.
  • 2 Poincaré (1890).
  • 3 The second volume of Poincaré’s lectures on the mathematical theory of light was published in 1892, three years after the first volume; see Poincaré (1892).

References

  • H. Poincaré (1890) Sur le problème des trois corps et les équations de la dynamique. Acta mathematica 13, pp. 1–270. Link Cited by: endnote 2.
  • H. Poincaré (1892) Théorie mathématique de la lumière II. Georges Carré, Paris. Link Cited by: endnote 3.