Letter 1403

Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz to Hans Sloane – April 17, 1703

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Date: April 17, 1703
Author: Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz
Recipient: Hans Sloane

Library: British Library, London
Manuscript: Sloane MS 4039
Folio: ff. 116-117

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Leibniz has been ill since the autumn and fallen behind in his work and correspondence. He is glad to hear that John Wallis is not dead (see: Sloane MS 4038 ff. 339-340). He includes a diagram of the system of binary counting and hopes it will be published in Philosophical Transactions. Leibniz was a German mathematician and philosopher who contributed significantly to the development of each field among others (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gottfried_Wilhelm_Leibniz).

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