In the Bourbaki archives in Lorainne, France, there appears to be a Latin telegram from Nicolas Bourbaki to Marcel Brelot (see reference 486 at https://iecl.univ-lorraine.fr/files/2021/04/DELSARTE_archives_Bourbaki_cote_BKI.pdf).

Is this document publicly available? I have a particular interest in the history of Latin as a language of mathematics, and this seems to be one of the last uses of the language by a famous mathematician (group) - although it was most likely some kind of joke.

  • 2
    $\begingroup$ Have you tried e-mailing the library? In my experience librarians are only too pleased to answer queries like this. $\endgroup$
    – mdewey
    Dec 23, 2023 at 12:21
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ @mdewey Yes, I'm waiting for their reply $\endgroup$
    – user19499
    Dec 23, 2023 at 16:00


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.