# Book:J. Willard Gibbs/Elements of Vector Analysis/Historical Note

Josiah Willard Gibbs first printed his Elements of Vector Analysis in $1881$, and again in $1884$, for the benefit of his students.
However, he finally consented to the pamphlet being used as the basis of a much more comprehensive work, that is, Vector Analysis, by his student Edwin Bidwell Wilson, which happened in $1901$.