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**Letters of A. M. Lyapunov to K. A. Andreev.**
*(Russian)*
Zbl 0683.01008

The attack on the probabilistic work of Chebyshev, Markov and Lyapunov by the Moscow University mathematician Pavel Alekseevich Nekrasov (1853–1924), in the journal of the Moscow Mathematical Society, MatematicheskiĭSbornik, has been documented by the present reviewer [Math. Sci. 9, 37–77 (1984; Zbl 0542.01003)]. Lyapunov, working in Kharkov, sought to publish his response in MatematicheskiĭSbornik. Although he was himself a member of the Moscow Mathematical Society, Nekrasov, vice-president of the Society, effectively blocked this move. A. M. Lyapunov eventually published locally, in the Zap. Kharkov. Univ. 3, 51–63 (1901). The letters presented here are from Lyapunov to his former Kharkov colleague working in Moscow at the time (ca. 1901) of the controversy, asking for assistance with publication in the Sbornik. They throw light also on proposed university legislation, and on Lyapunov’s personal life (the last letter was written during World War I).

Reviewer: Eugene Seneta (Sydney)

### MSC:

01A60 | History of mathematics in the 20th century |

60-03 | History of probability theory |

01A70 | Biographies, obituaries, personalia, bibliographies |