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Littlewood, J. E. (1885 -1977)

I read in the proof sheets of Hardy on Ramanujan: "As someone said, each of the positive integers was one of his personal friends." My reaction was, "I wonder who said that; I wish I had." In the next proof-sheets I read (what now stands), "It was Littlewood who said..."
A Mathematician's Miscellany, Methuen Co. Ltd, 1953.

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