This site is a collection of all known letters written by and to Carl Friedrich Gauß. There is information about the location of the manuscript, of copies and of print editions to the individual letters. This information is completed by a summary, citation overview of the letter and details of known researchers to uncertain data like missing dates, places etc.
Currently about 83% of the letters are covered by text (manuscripts, digitized print documents and/or transcriptions). They will be completed successively. The transcriptions are based on print editions. The metadata of the letters have been acquired Prof. Dr. Menso Folkerts (Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich). Evidence of previously unknown letters and other comments on the data can be anounced to Prof. Folkerts or to the AdW.
This presentation was developed by the Department of digital library of the SUB on behalf of the Academy of Sciences to Göttingen.
About the person of Carl Friederich Gauß and his scientific importance see Wikipedia.