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HUDSON, Professor William Henry Hoar (1838-1915)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA K/PP32
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: HUDSON, Professor William Henry Hoar (1838-1915)
Date(s): Created 1873, 1898
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 box or 0.01m3
Name of creator(s): Hudson | William Henry Hoar | 1838-1915 | Professor of Mathematics


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1838; educated King's College London and St John's College, Cambridge; Mathematical Lecturer, St Catherine's College, Cambridge, 1862-1863 and 1867-1868, and at St John's College, Cambridge, 1869-1881; Fellow of King's College London, 1873; Professor of Mathematics, King's College London, 1882-1903, and Queen's College, London, 1883-1905; Member of Council, London Mathematical Society, 1894-1899; Member of Senate, London University, 1901-1904; Honorary Fellow of Queen's College, 1909; died 1915.

Publications: preface to The story of arithmetic by Susan Cunnington (Swan Sonnenschein and Co, London, 1904); Algebra; editor of Books I and II of Euclid; Notes on the first principles of dynamics (Hodgson, London, 1884); On the teaching of elementary algebra (C F Hodgson and Son, London, [1886]; On the teaching of Mathematics (Private, London, 1893).


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Hudson comprising 'Angle Generator for use in the study of trigonometry' by W B Bushell, 1873; a letter from H Orfleur concerning surfaces, with photograph of geometrical model attached, 1898; invitation to Hudson from Principal Henry Wace to the Medical Department Prize Distribution, with geometrical drawing on the reverse; mathematical model (quadratic surface: ellipsoid).

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

4 items.

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be provided for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College London.

Finding aids:

Handlist available in hard copy in the College Archive reading room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Donated to the Royal Society of Arts by Mr E E Hudson, grandson of the author.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited at King's College London Library, by the Royal Society of Arts, in 1964.

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Date(s) of descriptions:
Feb 2000

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