The Peirce-Langley Correspondence and Peirce's Manuscript on Hume and the Laws of Nature (at the Smithsonian Institution)

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Work includes a biography of Charles Sanders Peirce, but is mainly focused on correspondence between Peirce and Secretary Samuel P. Langley. These documents include discussion on Peirce's wish to use the Appendices of the Annual Reports "as a medium for the publication of his lif-long and original researches in logic and the nature of reasoning."


  • Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
  • Peirce, Charles Sanders


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Photocopy located in "Publications Using SI Archives Collections, A-Z." Smithsonian Institution Archives, File Room. Extensively footnoted.

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Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Vol. 91, 2 (Journal)

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,




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pp. 201-228

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