D140 - Young, Professor W. H. and his wife Grace Chisholm Young - -1972
Papers of Professor W H Young and of his wife Grace Chisholm Young comprising: Correspondence - general, family, mathematical, publication; lecture notes; mathematical notes; miscellaneous notes and papers (including those re a tour of Universities 1915 and re the International Mathematical union...
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Papers of Professor W H Young and of his wife Grace Chisholm Young comprising: Correspondence - general, family, mathematical, publication; lecture notes; mathematical notes; miscellaneous notes and papers (including those re a tour of Universities 1915 and re the International Mathematical union and the International Research Council 1919-1931); reprints of papers published by both Prof and Mrs Young 1895-1929 and papers about the family.
Reading room list contains a photocopy of notes made by Sylvia Wiegand (granddaughter of Prof and Mrs Young) on reading D140/6. Abbreviations used in the List:
|Related Material:||D599 - papers of Mrs R C H Tanner|
|Bibliography:||[Book] W.H. and G.C, Young, ed. Grattan-Guinness, I., The Theory of Sets of Points2nd edition 1972.|
Professor W H Young MA ScD (Cambridge); Hon.Dr.es Sc.Math (Geneve); Hon.D.Sc (Calcutta); FRS; Hon.Dr University of Strasbourg; President of London Mathematical Society 1922-1924; sometime Vice-President of the British Section of the New Commonwealth; President de l'Union Internationale de Mathematiciens 1929-1936; Member of the Executive Committee of the International Research Council, and Foreign Secretary of the National Committee on Mathematics; Hon. Member of the Bureau of the Societe Mathematique de France; Corr. Member of the Institute of Coimbra; on Livery of the Fishmongers' Company; b. London 20 Oct 1863; m. 1896 Grace, dau. of late H W Chisholm; two sons three daughters; Education: City of London School, Peterhouse, Cambridge (Fellow 1868-1992). Lecturer at Girton College for many years; chief Examiner to Central Welsh Board, 1902-1905; Exam. to Universities of Cambridge, London and Wales at various times; resident for many years at German, Swiss and Italian Universities; has been twice round the world and all round South America 1936-1937; has visited most of the chief Universities or other educational institutions not only of Europe but also, and for the most part in an official capacity, of the USA and Canada, Japan, Korea, Manchuria, China, India, Ceylon, the Sahara and British South Africa; first Hardinge Professor of Mathematics at the University of Calcutta 1913-1916; University of Liverpool: Assistant Lecturer in Mathematics 1905-1906, Lecturer in Mathematics with special reference to Higher Analysis 1906-1919, Associate Professor 1911-1913 and Professor of Philosophy and History of Mathematics 913-1919; Sylvester Medallist of the Royal Society 1928; De Morgan Medallist, London Mathematical Society 1917; Professor of Pure Mathematics in the University f Wales 1919-1923; nominated Hon. Professor by University of Lausanne 1925. Publications: The Fundamental Theorems of the Differential Calculus 1910; nearly 200 mathematical papers, as well as articles dealing with educational and academic topics; joint-author with his wife of the Theory of Sets of Points 1906 and the First Book of Geometry 1905. Died 7 Jul 1942.
Grace Chisholm Young, b. 1868; daughter of late H W Chisholm; m 1896, Professor W H Young. Educ: private; Girton College, Cambridge (Sir Francis Goldsmid Scholar). 23rd Wrangler; 1st class final Mathematical Schools, Oxford 1892; studied at Gottingen 1893-1895; took there the degree of Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy, being the first woman allowed a degree in Prussia; has since studied medicine at Gottingen and Geneva; Gamble Prize (Girton) 1915. Publications: Bimbo ; Bimbo and the Frogs ; (with her husband) The Theory of Sets of Points and the First Book of Geometry ; articles in Nature ; poems; various mathematical and astronomical papers. Died 29 Mar 1944.
Reading Room list "staff" contains an extended biographical note