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Mathematik Notes 1858 - 1859

Identifier: SC MS 0257

Scope and Content Note

The lecture notes are handwritten in ink in a continuous pattern illustrated with geometrical drawings some in ink and some in pencil. The notebook measures 27 x 21.5 x 1.5 cm. The covers are paperboard covered with mottled black, ivory and a little green patterned paper in very poor condition separated from the spine. The pages of text are intact. The title page has accession number 80603 with the stamp of The Lehigh University Library May 26 1897 and Technical Library, E.B. Coxe Drifton, PA. The text is written in old German script. The title page Löhnun Mathamatik vorgetragen von Professor Dr. Junge Lesejahr 1858/59 translates as Logical Mathematics delivered by Professor Dr. Junge Study year 1858/59.


  • Creation: 1858-1859


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Biographical Note

Eckley B. Coxe (1839-1895) was trained as a mining engineer graduating from the University of Pennsylvania 1858. He spent several years studying abroad – two years at the School of Mines in Paris and at least a year at Freiberg’s School of Mines approximately 1863 where he possibly met Dr. A. Junge, the originator of lectures described in this manuscript. Professor Junge was interested in utilization of the sextant (Gradbogen) as the point of suspension measuring the cord length in the evolution of mine surveying instruments. Professor Junge’s work is described in Evolution of Mines Surveying Instruments written by Dumbar D. Scott published in 1902. Mr. Coxe was a trustee of Lehigh University when he died. His wife, Sophia Coxe, donated his technical library to Lehigh University following his death.


1 book, .24 linear feet

Language of Materials



This nineteenth century manuscript is another item from the Eckley B. Coxe Technical Library. The notebook is written in Old German and deals with the topic of mathematical calculations useful for mining engineering specifically with the use of a sextant as a mine surveying instrument. The notes are from lectures given by a Professor Dr. A. Junge at Freiberg School of Mines in the academic year 1858/59.

Arrangement of the Content

The arrangement appears to be the lecture notes of the instruction period beginning 1858 to 1859 taught by a Professor Dr. Junge (A. Junge).

Acquisition Information

Presented to the University by Mrs. Eckley B. Coxe May 26, 1897 from the Technical Library of the late Eckley Brinton Coxe Trustee of the Lehigh University.


No additions anticipated.

Related Material:

See other items from the Eckley B. Coxe Technical Library.

Scott, Dumbar D. 1902. “Evolution of mines surveying instruments.”

Mathematik Notes 1858 - 1859
William Ying
September 23, 2013
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