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A Guide to the Herbert Govert Keppel Journals

Finding aid prepared by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
March 2005

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Keppel, Herbert Govert, 1866-1918
Title: Herbert Govert Keppel Journals
Dates: 1892-1898
Abstract: Two journals kept by Keppel when he was a student at Clark and an instructor at Northwestern University.
Extent: 0.2 Linear feet. 1 box.
Identification: Ms Coll. 3
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

Herbert Govert Keppel was born in Zeeland, Michigan on April 7, 1866 and died in Gainesville, Florida on October 5, 1918. He received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in 1901 from Clark University. He came to the University of Florida in 1908 as professor of mathematics and became head of the Department of Mathematics before his death.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of two journals kept by Dr. Keppel when he was a student at Clark and when he was an instructor at Northwestern. The volumes deal with the study and teaching of mathematics. They include lecture notes from the classes of Henry Taber and T. H. Safford. The journals also contain Keppel's lecture on Wentworth's plane and solid geometry date September 1895-June 1896 at the Academy of Northwestern University, notes from a seminar on restricted conditions in geometric constructions, Clark University, 1894, and a report on teaching mathematics from the "Committee of Ten." The committee included Byerly of Harvard, Cajori of Colorado, Fine of Princeton, Olds of Amherst, Safford of Williams, etc. Mathematical problems, reading notes, and a translation of articles are also included.

Access or Use Restrictions


The collection is open for research.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Herbert Govert Keppel Journals, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Mathematics -- Study and teaching -- United States -- History.
Safford, Truman Henry, 1836-1901.

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