I'm looking for a scanned version of the famous Thurston's notes (as it were in ~1980).

I have true difficulties to find the original version ... since the electronic (TeX) version is now everywhere on the web.

Any help appreciated !

  • $\begingroup$ msri.org/publications/books/gt3m is a TeX version of the original notes. $\endgroup$ – Andrés E. Caicedo Dec 15 '17 at 17:33
  • $\begingroup$ When I was asked for some documents by Kaplansky, after his death, I asked at the memorial conference at msri, and was snailmailed some documents by a few of his good friends. I suspect the kind of specialized item you want would also need to come from close friends or students of Thurston, and they would need some sort of reason that this is important.... I guess some documents were scanned and sent to me as pdfs; it has been a while. $\endgroup$ – Will Jagy Dec 15 '17 at 18:01
  • $\begingroup$ @AndrésE.Caicedo : I want the original notes, not the Tex version (as I said) $\endgroup$ – R. Alexandre Dec 15 '17 at 22:22
  • $\begingroup$ @WillJagy : pdfs would sure be great .. I'm surprised this is so hard to find $\endgroup$ – R. Alexandre Dec 15 '17 at 22:24
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    $\begingroup$ I have a typewritten version (not TeX) of "The Geometry and Topology of Three-Manifolds" from 1979. It is spiral bound with hand-drawn figures. Contact me at dradcliffe@gmail.com if you are interested. $\endgroup$ – Dave R Dec 23 '17 at 19:38

I have scanned Dave R's copy of the notes, and placed them at archive.org. I believe these are the complete, pre-TeX notes (there is at least one other version that only goes to chapter 9, for example)

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