Mathematical Association

A collection of text books, popular mathematics and higher mathematics books and journals belonging to the Mathematical Association but housed in the David Wilson Library of the University of Leicester.

Mathematical AssociationBooks and periodicals belonging to the Mathematical Association are housed in the University Library on the open shelves. Books published before 1850, however, are housed in the Special Collections store. Items of special interest include C.F. Gauss Disquisitiones arithmeticae, 1801 and Euclid Elements, 1533 (illustrated here). Items from this collection can be found on the library catalogue.


Also held in the Special Collections store is the John Hersee Collection of mathematical exercise books from 1704 to the early twentieth century. More information is available on the John Hersee Collection page.


The Wittgenstein papers of Francis Skinner are currently on short-term loan to Trinity College Cambridge.

Catalogue of the papers of Francis Skinner held at Trinity College, Cambridge.

Alphabetical list of Mathematical Association items held in Special Collections.

For more information on the Mathematical Association, contact the Mathematical Association Librarian or visit For access to material held in the University of Leicester, follow the guidelines at

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