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Francis John Anscombe Papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1609

Scope and Contents

The papers consist primarily of writings and teaching files which document the professional career of Francis Anscombe.

Dates

  • 1950-1985

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Teaching Files are unprocessed and may contain sensitive information or be in a physical state that would prohibit use. Researchers wishing to request access should email mssa.assist@yale.edu requesting specific box numbers in order to initiate the review process, which may take several weeks.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Statistics Department in 1991.

Extent

6 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1609

Overview

The papers consist primarily of writings and teaching files which document the professional career of Francis Anscombe.

Biographical / Historical

Francis John Anscombe was born in Elstree, England on May 13, 1918. He received his B.A. degree from Cambridge University in 1939, and his M.A. degree in 1943. Anscombe was with the British Ministry of Supply from 1940-1945, and the Rothamsted Experimental Station from 1945-1947. He was a lecturer in math at Cambridge from 1948-1956, and a research associate, associate professor, and professor at Princeton from 1953-1963. Anscombe joined the faculty of Yale as a professor of statistics in 1963.
Title
Guide to the Francis John Anscombe Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
Preliminary Inventory by Rachael Nevins and Carol King
Date
June 1994
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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