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Hubert Anson Newton papers

Call Number: MS 1055

Scope and Contents

A small amount of correspondence of Hubert Newton, two letters to his daughter about his death, two notebooks and some loose notes, and a variety of certificates and diplomas make up the Hubert Anson Newton Papers. All of the materials relate to Newton's career as a mathematician and professor at Yale University. Perhaps the most interesting item in the collection is a letter from Noah Porter to Newton describing Thorstein B. Veblen and pleading for his admission as a Ph.D. candidate despite his "limited means" (folder 2). Also of interest is a notebook compiled connection with Newton's "Length of Life of the Yale Graduates in the Years [1701]-1762," published in the first and second series of F. B. Dexter's Biographical Sketches of the Graduates of Yale College.

These papers were donated to Yale University by Mrs. John A. Porter and May A. Atchison in 1949 and by Katharine H. Edwards in 1970.


  • 1850-1898


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other 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

Gift of Mrs. John A. Porter and May A. Atchison, 1949, and Katharine H. Edwards, 1970.


2.75 Linear Feet (1 box, 1 folio, 1 volume)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

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

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Correspondence, notebooks, diplomas, and membership certificates largely relating to Newton's position as professor of mathematics at Yale University (1855-1896) and related Yale activities. In the correspondence is a letter from Noah Porter describing Thorstein B. Veblen and pleading for his admission as a candidate for the Ph.D. degree despite his "limited means." Also included in the papers is a notebook of mortality statistics of Yale graduates compiled in connection with Newton's publication: Length of life of the Yale graduates in the years [1707]-1762.

Guide to the Hubert Anson Newton Papers
Under Revision
compiled by Staff of Manuscripts and Archives
September 1982
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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