- Babbage, Charles, 1791-1871
- Call number
- Pforz MS
- Physical description
- 1 item
- Preferred Citation
- Charles Babbage manuscript material : 1 item, Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle, The New York Public Library
- Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle
- Access to materials
- Restricted access. Request access to this collection.
Charles Babbage, mathematician and computer pioneer. He ignited a love for mathematics in a young Ada Byron in 1833 with a presentation to her of his first analytical engine, and her Sketch of the analytical engine invented by Charles Babbage was published in Taylor's Scientific Memoirs in 1843. According to Lady Byron's diaries, Ada was touched by the "universality of his ideas.". To Lady Byron, wife of the poet : 1 autograph letter signed : 5 Feb 1840 : (B'ANA 0664) : discussing his research on earthquakes.
Using the collection
LocationCarl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle
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