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FORSYTH, Professor Andrew Russell (1858-1942)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0098 B/FORSYTH
Held at: Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine
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Full title: FORSYTH, Professor Andrew Russell (1858-1942)
Date(s): Created 1898-1921
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 5 boxes
Name of creator(s): Forsyth | Andrew Russell | 1858-1942 | mathematician


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, Glasgow, 1858; educated at Liverpool College; Trinity College Cambridge; Fellow of Trinity College, 1881-1910; Professor of Mathematics, University College, Liverpool, 1882-1883; Lecturer and Assistant Tutor, Trinity College Cambridge; Lecturer in Mathematics, Cambridge University 1884-1895; elected Fellow of the Royal Society, 1886; member of the Council, Senate of Cambridge University, 1890-1910; member of the Council, Royal Society, 1893-1895; Sadlerian Professor of Pure Mathematics, Cambridge, 1895-1910; Royal Medallist, 1897; President, Section A of the British Association (Toronto), 1897, (South Africa), 1905; President of the Mathematical Association, 1903-1904, 1936; member, Treasury Committee on the Scottish Universities, 1909; Professor of Mathematics, Imperial College, 1913-1923; Emeritus Professor, Imperial College; died, 1942.
Publications: include: A treatise on differential equations (Macmillan & Co, London, Cambridge printed, 1885); Theory of Differential Equations 6 vol (University Press, Cambridge, 1890-1906); Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable (University Press, Cambridge, 1893); Lectures on the Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces (University Press, Cambridge, 1912); Calculus of Variations (University Press, Cambridge, 1927); Geometry of Four Dimensions 2 vol (University Press, Cambridge, 1930); Intrinsic Geometry of Ideal Space 2 vol (Macmillan & Co, London, 1935).


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Professor Andrew Russell Forsyth, [1898-1921], comprising papers and lectures concerning mathematics, notably relating to Abels theorem, Abelian functions, binary forms, quintic equations and other modular functions, Fourier's and other series, algebraic functions, 1909, differential equations of mathematical physics, 1917-1921, elements of theory of functions, 1915-1916, elliptic functions, 1898, 1914-1915, spherical harmonic series, expansion in polynomials, expansion theorems, solid geometry, differential equations of dynamics.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English and French

System of arrangement:

The papers are listed according to box number.

Conditions governing access:

Researchers wishing to consult the Archives should first contact the College Archivist, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ, for an appointment.

Conditions governing reproduction:

A photocopying service is available at the discretion of the Archivist. Photocopies are supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Archivist.

Finding aids:

A catalogue is available at the College Archives.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Accumulated by Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine during the course of business.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Allied Materials

Related material:

Records of the Department of Mathematics (KMATH), held at Imperial College.

Papers held at the Royal Society; correspondence with Macmillans, 1885-1941, held at the British Library, Manuscript Collections (reference: Add MS 55197); letters to Karl Pearson, 1894-1936, held at University College London Manuscripts Room (reference: Pearson papers); correspondence with Sir George Stokes etc, 1895-1908 (reference: Add 7342, 7656), miscellaneous correspondence, 1892-1908, held at Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives).

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: Who Was Who (A & C Black, 1958, volume IV); British Library On-Line Public Access Catalogue 97; National Register of Archives. Compiled by Julie Tancell as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Rules or conventions:
General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
December 2000

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