EMS Founder Members

Founder Members of Edinburgh Mathematical Society


The Edinburgh Mathematical Society was founded in February 1883.
The 55 founder members are listed below.

Robert Edgar Allardice
Assistant to the Professor of Mathematics, University, Edinburgh
Archibald J Baker
Master at George Watson's College, Edinburgh
Andrew Jeffrey Gunion Barclay
Mathematical Master, George Watson's College, Edinburgh
C W Crossley Barlow
St Peter's College, Cambridge
J Barry-Low
Mathematical Master, Kelvinside Academy, Glasgow
James Blyth
Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy, Andersonian College, Glasgow
James Bolam
Government Navigation School, Leith
Hugh Hamilton Browning
14 Newton Place, Charing Cross, Glasgow (later Rev)
James Rose Burgess
Mathematical Master, Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh
Peter Campbell
Mathematical Master, George Watson's College, Edinburgh
George Chrystal
Professor of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh
W Cooper Dickson
United Presbyterian Divinity Hall, Edinburgh (later Rev)
Archibald C Elliot
student at University of Edinburgh
James Gibson Fairweather
C.E., 13 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh
Robert McNair Ferguson
Headmaster of the Institution, Edinburgh
Alexander Yule Fraser
Mathematical Master, George Watson's College, Edinburgh
E P Frederick
Mathematical Master, Loretto, Musselburgh
Robert P Hardie
student of Logic at Edinburgh
William Harvey
Law student at Edinburgh
E B Kirk
Minister at Barrhead
Cargill Gilston Knott
Assistant to Professor of Natural Philosophy
Arthur P Laurie
student at Edinurgh
J Macdonald
William James Macdonald
Mathematical Master, Daniel Stewart's College, Edinburgh
Alexander Macfarlane
Examiner in Mathematics, University, Edinburgh
Professor of Mathematics and Physics, University of Texas, Austin
John Sturgeon Mackay
Mathematical Master, The Academy, Edinburgh
John Macmillan
Mathematical Master, Academy, Perth
J McKean
Lecturer on Mathematics, Watt's Institute, Edinburgh
Charles M Middleton
Mathematical Master, George Watson's College, Edinburgh
Robert Miller
Rev., Mathematical Master, Ladies' College, George Square, Edinburgh
William Milne
Mathematical Master, High School, Glasgow
Robert Moodie
High School, Arbroath
John Todd Morrison
student at Edinburgh
Thomas Muir
Mathematical Master, High School, Glasgow
David Munn
Mathematical Master, High School, Edinburgh
Charles Niven
Professor of Natural Philosophy, University of Aberdeen
Robert Traill Omond
The Observatory, Ben Nevis
William Peddie
Assistant to the Professor of Natural Philosophy, Edinburgh
Herbert B Pickard
William Raitt
College of Science and Art, Glasgow
David Rintoul
Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
William Ritchie
George Watson's College, Edinburgh
Alexander Robertson
St Andrew Square, Edinburgh
Robert Robertson
Mathematical Master, Ladies' College, Queen Street, Edinburgh
H C Robson
Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
J R Roxburgh
Peter Guthrie Tait
Professor of Natural Philosophy, University of Edinburgh
James Taylor
Dollar Institution, Dollar
George Thom
Rector, Dollar Institution, Dollar
William Thomson
Student in Divinity, Edinburgh
David Traill
Mathematical Master, The Academy, Edinburgh
John E Vernon
Free Church Minister
William Welsh
Fellow and Tutor, Jesus College, Cambridge
Thomas White
Training for the Ministry
Philip Wood
Head Master, Grammar School, Darlington

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