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.
ANNOTATIONS, BIBLIOGRAPHIES, CATALOGUES
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.
TRAVELS, POPULAR LECTURES, ASSORTED FRAGMENTS
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."
PUBLICATIONS AND PLANS FOR BOOKS, MEMOIRS, AND LECTURES
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.
MISCELLANEOUS NOTEBOOKS
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.