Hardy, Godfrey Harold, 1877-1947 (mathematician)
- Existence: 1877 - 1947
Godfrey Harold Hardy (1877-1947) was educated at Cranleigh, Winchester, and Trinity College, Cambridge, of which he became a fellow in 1900. He became Cayley lecturer in mathematics at Cambridge in 1914, and Savilian professor of geometry at Oxford, 1920. From 1931 to 1932 he was Sadleirian professor of pure mathematics at Cambridge. Hardy produced much of his work in collaboration with other mathematicians, notably J.E. Littlewood. His works include A course of pure mathematics (1908), An introduction to the theory of numbers (1938, with E.M. Wright), and Divergent series (1949). He also contributed to the field of genetics by a developing a law that described how the proportions of dominant and recessive genetic traits would be propagated in a large population.
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
The principal part of the collection comprises two copies of The distribution of prime numbers: a manuscript version of 274 pages, and a printed version produced by Cambridge University Press, containing inserted notes. The rest of the collection is comprised of correspondence and a photograph of G.H. Hardy.
Drafts for publication, written in the hand of G.H. Hardy, 104 folios: 1. A new solution of Waring's Problem. 2. Some problems of 'Partitio Numerorum': I. 3. Some problems of 'Partitio Numerorum': II.
A draft for publication, written in the hand of G.H. Hardy, 108 folios.
Drafts for publication in the hand of Hardy.
With a covering letter from Hardy to A.F. Scholfield, Librarian.
58 carbon typed letters to G.H. Hardy. Includes 3 autograph letters signed from G.H. Hardy relating to W. Rogosinski and 1 autograph letter signed relating to royalty payments. Also 1 carbon typed letter to Messrs. Barr & Co. relating to probate.