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Clifford Papers

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0103 MS ADD 104
Held at: University College London
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Full title: Clifford Papers
Date(s): 19th century
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 portfolio
Name of creator(s): Clifford | William Kingdon | 1845-1879 | mathematician
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Clifford was born in 1845. He was educated at Exeter, at King's College London and at Trinity College Cambridge. He was appointed Professor of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics at University College London in 1871, a post he held till 1879. A mathematician, Clifford was also a classical scholar and read French, German, Spanish and modern Greek fluently. However, he drove himself relentlessly and worked long hours. Signs of pulmonary disease appeared in 1876 and he died in 1879 at the age of 33.


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Undated mathematical fragments.

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University College London Special Collections also holds undated lecture notes on geometry (Ref: MS ADD 172); two letters to Mrs Pollock [1869-1870] (Ref: MS ADD 136); a letter to Mrs Cayley [1870s] and one to Mrs Besant, 1876 (Ref: MS MISC 3C); a letter relating to absence from a Higher Senior Mathematics Class, 1879 (Ref: COLLEGE CORRESPONDENCE AM/C/19); a letter, 1868 (Ref: L M S PAPERS); letters to George Croom Robertson (Ref: MS ADD 88); and letters of his wife, Lucy, to Karl Pearson (Ref: PEARSON).

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1999, revised Aug 2001

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