1521. Riddles, Conundrums, etc.
A. MS., notebook, n.p., n.d.
At the back of the notebook is part of the first scene of a drama entitled "Alfred ___ a drama."

1522. Chinese Puzzle
A. MS., n.p., n.d., 1 p.

1523. List of Jokes to be Invented
A. MS., n.p., n.d., 2 pp.

1524. Whist in Boolians
A. MS., n.p., n.d., 6 pp.

1525. Analysis of Tit-Tat-Too
A. MS., n.p., n.d., 32 pp.
A mathematical analysis of the game, prepared for Chapter I of "Elements of Mathematics" (MS. 165).

1526. Backgammon
A. MS., n.p., n.d., pp. 1-13 (p. 2 missing); plus 2 pp. of an earlier attempt.
CSP presents the rules, general idea, and nomenclature of the game as well as the mathematics involved in actual play. In response to a letter of inquiry from Professor James Woods of the Harvard Philosophy Department, Julian Masan of The New York Evening Post reports (December 23, 1930) that the newspaper's backgammon experts agree that the mathematical parts of this manuscript have been worked out more thoroughly since CSP's time but that, for the period it was written, the ideas contained in it are "quite remarkable."

1527. Our Chess Corner
A. MS., n.p., n.d., pp. 1-4.
Game between Pillsbury and Tarrasch (Hastings Tournament) annotated by CSP.

1528. Our Chess Corner
A. MS., n.p., n.d., 3 pp.
Game between Steinitz and von Burdeleben (Hastings 1895) annotated.

1529. [Chess]
A. MS., n.p., n.d., 4 pp., with the draft of a letter to the editor of the Pall Mall Gazette on the verso of one of these pages.
Letter to the Chess Editor of The New York Evening Post, commenting on the relative playing strength of Lasker, Steinitz, and Tschigorin.

1530. [Chess] A. MS., n.p., n.d., 1 p.
Letter to the Chess Editor of The New York Evening Post, questioning a move suggested in one of the newspaper's articles on chess.

1531. [Chess]
A. MS., n.p., n.d., 1 p.
Letter to the Chess Editor of The New York Evening Post, commenting on a position reached by Bird and Maroczy in a game published by the Post.

1532. _________________

1533. [Fragments on Chess]
A. MS., n.p., n.d., 3 pp.

1534. [Card Tricks]
A. MS., n.p., n.d., 13 pp.

1535. Transformation of Cards
A. MS., n.p., n.d., 3 pp.

1536. A Curious Method of Shuffling Cards (Shuffle)
A. MS., n.p., n.d., pp. 1-2.

1537. [Fragments on Games]
A. MS., n.p., n.d., 12 pp.

*1538. [Caricatures, Doodles, Drawings, Pen Trials]
A. MS., n.p., n.d., 60 pp.

1539. Art Chirography
A. MS., n.p., n.d., 6 pp.


1540. Specimen Sketch of the Plan of a Suggested Way of Annotating the Pseudodoxia Epidemica (SS)
A. MS., n.p., n.d., pp. 1-17, with 5 pp. rejected.

1541. [Notes on a Fourteenth-Century MS.]
A. MS., n.p., n.d., 4 pp.

1542.Old Arithmetics, historically valuable (16th and 17th centuries)
A. MS., n.p., n.d., 3 pp.
Also lists of books on the history of mathematics as well as books of ancient origin.

1543. Chronology of Arithmetic
A. MS., n.p., n.d., 5 pp.
Arithmetic books in the Astor Library. Draft sheets of MS. 1264.

1544. Dutch Arithmetics
A. MS., n.p., n.d., 1 p.

1545. Copy and Notes for Arithmetic
A. MS., n.p., n.d., 12 pp.
An evaluation of some books on arithmetic.

1546. C. S. Peirce's Arithmetics. Conspectus of Copy and Notes.
A. MS., n.p., May 21, 1893, 6 pp.
Notes on arithmetics in CSP's possession. Bibliography of arithmetics, primary and advanced, used in American schools.

1547. [Notes toward a Catalogue of Plimpton's Collection of Arithmetic]
A. MS., n.p., n.d., pp. 1-46 (pp. 22-25, 43-44 missing).
Critical comments on some of the books listed.

1548. Some Arithmetical Books in Astor Library
A. MS., n.p., n.d., 5 pp. See MS. 1543.

1549. Catalogue of Books on Medieval Logic which are available in Cambridge
A. MS., notebook, n.p., January 1, 1868.

1550. [Bibliography of Books on Logic]
A. MS., n.p., n.d., pp. 86-91, with variants.
Evaluations by CSP.

1551. [Bibliography of Mathematical and Physical Treatises]
A. MS., n.p., n.d., 5 pp.
CSP's evaluation of the mathematical treatises.

1552. [Bibliography of Arithmetics]
A. MS., n.p., n.d., 2 pp.

1553. [Instructions on Bibliographical Entries]
TS., n.p., n.d., 17 pp.

*1554. Rules for cataloguing C. S. Peirce's Books
A. MS., n.p., n.d., pp. 1-10; 9 pp.; 4 pp.; plus part of a notebook, containing a shelf list of CSP's books, n.d.

1555. Catalogue of the Library of Charles S. Peirce
A. MS., notebook, n.p., February 27, 1858. Books are listed alphabetically.

1555a. List of all the Books in the House
A. MS., notebook, n.p., 1860.

1556. Classified List of My Books
A. MS., notebook, n.p., n.d.
Books are listed topically.

1557. [Partial Catalogue of the Library of C. S. Peirce]
A. MS., n.p., [c.1909], pp. 1-19; 12 pp. ("Books sent to Anderson's. Oct. 1909'');
42 pp. ("Pamphlets for 1909 Sale").

1558. [Bibliography of Medieval Mathematical Works]
A. MS., n.p., n.d., 5 pp.
Brief comment on mathematical abbreviations in the Middle Ages.

1559. [Specimen List of Rare Books in CSP's Library]
A. MS., n.p., n.d., 8 pp.
Rare books (for possible sale) on various topics: games, puzzles, humor, science, etc.


1560. [Notes on Travels in Turkey and Greece]
A. MS., notebook, n.p., n.d.
Notes relating to color experiments.

1560a. [Travel lnformation]
A. MS., notebook, n.p., n.d.
Travel advice for European trip of unidentified person.

1561. Topographical Sketches in Thessaly with Fictional Embroideries
TS., n.p., n.d., pp. 1-68 (pp. 5-6 missing), with 49-51 in CSP's hand; plus an earlier draft of 68 pp. Intended as a popular lecture. In the preface, CSP wrote of his desire to capture the spirit of the place and its people, resorting to as little fiction as possible.

1562. [Two Plays]
A. MS., n.p., n.d., 19 pp. and 3 pp.
The parts of two plays are copied out in CSP's hand. One of the plays is Medea and the other has not been identified, but has to do with a scene in an English house.

1563. [On King Lear]
A. MS., n.p., n.d., pp. 1-2, 4-5, incomplete; plus 2 pp. of an earlier attempt.
An introduction to what presumably will be a reading from or lecture on King Lear.

1564. [On Burlesque]
A. MS., n.p., n.d., 8 pp.
The introduction to a lecture.

1565. [Fragments of Humorous Verse and Prose]
A. MS., n.p., n.d., 4 pp.

1566. [Copy of Horace, Odes, Book I, Ode 4]
A. MS., n.p., n.d., 1 p.

1567. [Copy of Migne, Patrologia Latina, vol. 179, cols. 1138-40]
TS., 1 p.

1568 The Theory of Force
A. MS., n.p., n.d., 3 pp. and 4 pp. (two drafts).
The controversy over innate ideas. Is there a single elementary idea for which the mind has no special aptitude? Can we frame a clear notion of such an idea? Principle of natural selection "accounts for the possession by nearly every species of animal of instinctive and concrete notions of mechanical force." Descriptions of two experiments involving use of a flywheel.

1569. [On Political Economy]
A. MS., n.p., September 21, 1874, 8 pp.
The facts of political economy fall within three categories involving the relations of price, demand, and cost of production. The first axiom of political economy: "the desire of a person for anything has a quantity of one dimension, and a person having a choice will take that alternative which will give him the greatest satisfaction." The desirability of a thing depends on other things related to it either as alternatives or as coefficients. CSP embarks on a logical treatment of political economy based on a set of propositions which are assumed. The list of propositions is incomplete and what follows by way of discussion is fragmentary.

1570. [Lecture in Elocution]
A. MS., n.p., n.d., pp. 1-14.
art of the first of a projected series of six lectures for ministers concerned with technique and application in the art of delivery.

* 1571. [Miscellaneous Fragments]
A. MS., n.p., n.d., 46 pp.
Included here are the following: plan of a review article on induction; a discussion of attributes; worksheets on the syllogism; an inquiry into the nature of hypotheses; Bacon's doctrine of the formal cause; notes on the definition of "logic"; bibliographical notes on the theory of logic.

* 1572. [Miscellaneous Fragments]
A. MS., n.p., n.d., 104 pp.
Metric system; truth of propositions; properties of negation, e.g., denial of a proposition; dilemma; reality of an idea; worksheets for a logic text(s).

1573. [Miscellaneous Fragments]
A. MS., n.p., n.d., 245 pp.
The topics range from coast survey material to texts for sermons. Notes on a sixteenth century author and notes for other historical studies; bibliographical lists; dictionary materials; ethics of terminology, especially scientific terms; philosophical terminology; philosophical schools ("How many philosophers have there been"); worksheets on existential graphs; types of argument; reflections on the logic of science; mathematical notes on secundals and on a problem in percentages; metric geometry; battery formulae; "List of Books most needed."

1574. [Miscellaneous Fragments]
A. MS., n.p, n.d., over 1,000 pp.
These fragments and scraps have been partially ordered and placed in separate folders labelled as follows: "Lexicography" (notes for Century and other dictionaries); "Skew Mercator"; "History of Science"; "Charts and Graphs"; "Materials for Mathematics Books"; "Practical Fractions and Finite Difference"; "Study of the Census of 1880"; "Biographical" (Arisbe); "Mathematical Calculations"; "Logic Scraps."

* 1575. [Miscellaneous Pages from Notebooks]
A. MS., n.p., December 26, 1913 and n.d., 41 pp.
These pages were collected for the purpose of fitting them into existent note-books. The hope persists that at least some of these pages will eventually be placed in the notebooks from which they were removed. Only 2 pp. are dated: These pages are "on what it means to say that a line is continuous." Other topics are the following: secundal and decimal system; probability; collection; existential graphs; telegraphic code; bibliographical notes; several pages which begin "I propose to devote this book to a record of Little Ideas."


1576. List of Publications
A. MS., n.p., [c. 1880], 4 pp.

1577. Logical Papers by C. S. Peirce
A. MS., n p., [1883?], 3 pp.

1578. List of Proposed Memoirs on Minute Logic.
A. MS., n.p., n.d., 6 pp. (of three drafts).

1579. Plan of Logic.
A. MS., n.p., July 10, 1901, pp. 1-2.

1580. [For a Lecture(s) on Logic]
A. MS., n.p., n.d.(?), 3 pp.
Possibly Johns Hopkins lectures on logic. One page is stamped twice: February 7, 1884 and April 1, 1884. One page is certainly a lecture; it is so marked. The other pages were apparently written about the same time and may be lecture notes.

1581. [Announcement and Endorsements of The Principles of Philosophy]
A. MS., n.p., n.d., 3 pp.
The endorsements are by William James, Josiah Royce, G. Stanley Hall, Francis Abbot, Simon Newcomb, and 0. C. March, one-time President of the National Academy of Science.

1582. [An Announcement of Three Lectures]
A. MS., n.p., n.d., 1 p.; plus the printed announcement, including CSP's sarcastic comment.
The titles of the three lectures are "Thessalian Topology," "The Constellations," and "The Story of Pythagoras."

1583. [Various Chapter Outlines for Books on Logic and Metaphysics]
A. MS., n.p., n.d., 2 PP. and 3 assorted pages.
One of these outlines appears to be for a volume, principally on logic, based on CSP's published papers.


These notebooks appeared after the initial microfilming of the Peirce collection had taken place. In order to accomplish the task of microfilming as much of the collection as possible with the least possible disruption, it was decided to place the notebooks here, trusting that the Index will bring together what properly belongs together. Following the notebooks, beginning with MS. 1596, are several items, some of them, perhaps, not strictly part of the "Peirce Collection," but which, nevertheless, have been given manuscript numbers for the dual purpose of calling attention to them and, at the same time, facilitating the work of the librarian who may, from time to time, be requested to make these items available.

1584. [Miscellaneous]
A. MS., notebook, n.p., 1903.
The only dated entry is December 24, 1903. There are notes on: the fourcolor problem; three kinds of reasoning; Schiller's Riddle of the Sphinx; Steinthal on the Stoa; rules for existential graphs; pragmatism and abduction. Inserted sheets torn out of another notebook of the same kind contain notes on the Skew Mercator and on Sylvester.

1585. [Miscellaneous]
A. MS., notebook, n.p., n.d.
Terminology; chemistry, mathematical calculations.

1586. [Miscellaneous]
A. MS., small notebook, n.p., n.d.
Chemistry; mathematical calculations.

1587. [Miscellaneous]
A. MS., small notebook, n.p., n.d.
Notes on topology; "points" of a letter.

1588. [Miscellaneous]
A. MS., notebook, n.p., n.d.
Various mathematical notes; secundals; existential graphs; notes on the Constitution (not in CSP's hand).

1589. The Rules of Existential Graphs,
A. MS., notebook, n.p., n.d. Call number Am 806.
The system of existential graphs is intended to afford a method for the analysis of all necessary reasonings into their ultimate elements. No transformations are permitted except insertions and omissions. The results of series of permissible insertions and omissions. The peculiar formal signs are the fewest with which it is possible to represent all the operations of necessary reasonings.

1590. [Quotations from Islamic Literature]
A. MS., notebook, n.p., n.d.
Number words in several languages.

1591. [List of Reference Works]
A. MS., small notebook, n.p., n.d.

1592. Library Notes
A. MS., notebook, n.p., n.d.
These notes were taken at the Astor Library.

1593. Notes Preparatory to an Index to Sainte-Beuve, Causeries du Lundi
A. MS., notebook, n.p., March 4, 1902.

1594. Index to Gil's Logonomia Anglia.
A. MS., notebook, n.p., n.d. Call number Am 806.1

1595. [Notes for Definitions of Words Associated with Universities]
A. MS., notebook, n.p., n.d.
For the Century Dictionary.

1596. A. MS., n.p., n.d., four large boxes filled with 3 x 5 size cards and one box filled with 2 x 5 size cards.
Reference catalogues of philosophical subjects, quotations from philosophical authors. Indices and lists of books, principally for dictionary projects.

1597. Peirce's Copy of the Century Dictionary, twenty-four volumes, in Houghton Library, call number 9224.15F.
Dictionary is annotated and lists CSP's more important contributions, especially "pragmatism." See G-1889-3.

1598. Marginal notes of Charles S. Peirce in his copy of Clerk Maxwell, Theory of Heat, 1891, tenth edition, given to Widener Library, Harvard University, June 28, 1915, by Mrs. Charles Sanders Peirce. Call number: Phys 2407.1.10.
CSP's notes are extensive and occur on pp. 95, 96, 99, 100, 112, 113, 118, 121, 122, 129, 131, 134, 139, 142, 146, 147, 149, and 306.

1599. [Bound Volumes of Peirce's Published Writings]
There are seven volumes, including two volumes of Johns Hopkins University Circulars (1879-89). Some annotation by CSP.

1600. [Peirce's Reprints and Books from his Library; Editor's Materials and Preliminary Catalogues of the Collection]
Some of the reprints contain notes and corrections by CSP. Some but not all of the corrections were reproduced in the Collected Papers.