P.H. Fuss' publication of Euler's Correspondence
In 1845, P.H. Fuss published a 2-volume work, the Correspondance mathématique et physique
de quelques célèbres géomètres du XVIIIème siècle.
It contained much of the correspondence between Leonhard Euler, Christian Goldbach, Nicolas Fuss,
and several members of the Bernoulli family (Johann (I), Nicolas, and Daniel). More than 150 years
later, Fuss' book continues to be one of our best sources for much of this correspondence.
In addition to publishing the correspondence, Fuss included a short biography of Euler, and a list
of all of Euler's known works. Fuss had uncovered several of these himself, and brought the number
of Euler's publications to 756. This list would remain the standard catalog of Euler's works until
Enestrom's Index was published in 1913.
These books are fairly rare and difficult to find. For that reason, the Euler Archive is proud to
make all of Fuss' introductory material and all of the letters which were part of Euler's Correspondence
available here. These letters are an important part of the study of Euler, and we encourage everyone
to read and enjoy them.
The rest of Volume 1 is taken up by the Euler-Goldbach Correspondence. The book
can be downloaded here in several sections. (To see a list of the individual letters,
and to download a specific letter, visit the
Euler-Goldbach correspondence page.)
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