From: Jerry Levy (Gerald_A_Levy@MSN.COM)
Date: Sun Feb 25 2007 - 10:29:50 EST
Do any of you have answers to Alain Alcouffe's questions? In solidarity, Jerry ========================================= Subject: Two questions about Peter Fireman From: Alain Alcouffe <email@example.com> Dear Colleagues, I will be pleased to ask two questions about Peter Fireman who appears among the participants to the « prize essays competition » organised by F. Engels between the publication of Capital II and Capital III. As I don't intend to waste your time, I will present first the data I have gathered and below my two questions A brief sketch of Fireman's life is to be found on <http://ajcarchives.org/AJC_DATA/Files/1904_1905_4_Biographies.pdf> He was born April 4, 1863, Lipovetz, Russia. educated in Odessa Gymnasium. Graduate Charkov Gymnasium, 1881. He came to United States, 1882; farmed for several years in western Oregon. Then he studied in Germany and Switzerland, 1888-1892; He is said to have studied at Universities of Odessa, Konigsberg, and Zurich. He got his Ph.D., 1893, University of Berne. After that he was assistant, 1892-1894; instructor, 1894- 1898; assistant professor chemistry, 1898-1901, George Washington (formerly Columbian) University, Washington; professor chemistry, Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy, 1901-1902; chemist, Elmer A. Sperry Electro-chemical Research Laboratory, Washington, since 1902. He is mentioned next in relation with the re-launching of the New Freeman (Suzanne La Follette, chief editor) 1930-1931. It seems he became in between an industrialist at Magnetic Pigment Co. of Trenton, N. J. Besides his publications in German reviews prior to the publication of Capital III and his papers in chemistry, JSTOR supplies a review of a German book in which he defends social-democracy. Political Science Quarterly, [Vol. 9, No. 1. (Mar., 1894)] - More puzzling, the library of Congress catalogue mentions four other publications Christianity, a tale and a moral, by Peter Fireman, Ph. D. 1931 Sound thinking.  Description: v, 240 p. 20 cm. Perceptual theory of knowledge.New York, Philosophical Library  Justice in Plato's Republic.  The books are to be bought on abebooks.com. The questions are : a) did it exist a biographical sketch (and/or an obituary) of Peter Fireman? b) Has anybody taken a glance at these books? Are there any hint outside the judgement of the librarian that the last publications (in 1957, he would have been 94) are of the same author? Thanks for any help!
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