Alice Bache Gould student notes
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The collection of Alice Bach Gould student notes consists of a notebook entitled "Least Squares, First Semester 1889-1890, D.P Bartlett," which is most likely notes Gould took for course 30, Theory and Probability and Method of Least Squares, during the first semester of the academic year 1889-1890. The class was taught by Dana P. Bartlett, professor of mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
The Massachusetts Historical Society has extensive materials by and about Alice Bache Gould.
- Creation: 1889
- Gould, Alice Bache, 1868-1953 (Person)
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Alice Bache Gould, 1868-1953, A.B. 1889, Bryn Mawr College, attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1889 to 1890; she also did graduate work at Newnham College, Cambridge University, and the University of Chicago in mathematics. She taught mathematics for a year at Carleton College in Minnesota, and during World War I, worked at the Naval Training School in Chicago. Gould also became interested in history, in particular that surrounding Christopher Columbus. She lived for many years in Spain, conducting archival research on this topic.
Alice Gould was born in Massachusetts, the daughter of Mary Apthorp Quincy and Benjamin Apthorp Gould. Benjamin Apthorp Gould was a well known astronomer. In 1942 she donated to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Library nearly 400 books and periodical volumes, chiefly in mathematics and astronomy most of which had belonged to her father. A selection from that donation form the "Gould Rare Book Collection" which is held in the Institute Archives and Special Collections of the MIT Libraries.
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